Can Smart Windows Operate Efficiently to Use Auto-Tint That Optimizes Outside Light?

They are more efficient, but at what cost? A Silicon Valley startup unveiled a smart window product that gives building designers a promising new tool and improves building efficiency. View (formerly called Soladigm) officially introduced its auto-tinting window system made of a dynamic glass that tints based on building light and temperature. There have been… Continue reading Can Smart Windows Operate Efficiently to Use Auto-Tint That Optimizes Outside Light?

Bakery Finds New Use for Rain – An Efficient Use of Water

Gastonia, NC – Installing a rain garden became the first step for one local company that aims to reduce its environmental footprint. Customers who visit the Bimbo Bakeries USA outlet in Gastonia will get an education in water harvesting when they buy baked goods. The outlet uses a cistern and rain garden to catch the… Continue reading Bakery Finds New Use for Rain – An Efficient Use of Water

Energy Efficient Technology Needs More Funding & Investment

A recent scientific study found that efficient end-use technologies are most likely to provide higher returns – and yet, when it comes to funding, they tend to get ignored. Currently, innovation efforts dwell on developing energy supply technologies, such as new power stations, instead of improving the manner by which energy is used. According to… Continue reading Energy Efficient Technology Needs More Funding & Investment