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Smart Tech Takes Over, Bolstered by Record Investments

Posted by Sara Gutterman

Jul 21, 2016 12:01:35 PM

eSmart, clean technologies have taken the market by storm, promising to change our built environment and grid infrastructure forever. Commanding over $430 million in venture capital in just the second quarter of 2016 alone, it has already been a banner year for these enabling technologies.

If there was any skepticism remaining about the market viability of smart technology, battery storage, or energy efficiency, it was all but eradicated in the second quarter. 

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Planning a Sustainable Rental Property

Posted by Darren Novak, Guest Columnist

Jul 19, 2016 5:29:00 PM

If you build an eco-friendly apartment building, don't miss any chance to enhance its green credentials.

As a builder or landlord, it is your decision whether you want your rental property to be more environmentally friendly. There is a lot of upside for property owners who decide to go green. You're not just attracting more would-be renters, and renters of a higher quality, you are also contributing to global conservation efforts.

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Greener Fleets

Posted by Jessica Porter

Jul 18, 2016 2:09:18 PM

Electric and biodiesel offer contractors renewable alternatives to fossil-fuel powered vehicles. Here’s where they stand.

THOUGH DIESEL VEHICLES remain the workhorses of many industries, owners of diesel vehicles are beginning to look to alternative fuels that lessen the environmental impact, reduce dependence on foreign oil and save some money at the pump. The two most realistic alternatives (for now) are electric and biodiesel.

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Smart, Solar, and Tiny

Posted by Sara Gutterman

Jul 14, 2016 1:11:39 PM

Our latest Vision House demonstration project, The Arc House, proves that tiny living is more than a passing trend.

Photos: courtesy of Juliet Grable and Jessica Heron

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New LED Surface-Mounted Downlights Look Exactly Like Recessed Cans

Posted by Matt Power, Editor-In-Chief

Jul 12, 2016 9:07:18 AM

At PCBC in June, I got my first look at Halo SLD Surface LED Downlights. The technology has been around a couple of years, but the products keep improving.

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