Monthly Archives: March 2012

New startup merging Google and Zillow data to scale energy audits in the U.S.

Here is a link. This could become a great source of data for scientific research about energy efficiency in buildings. Although it’s just a snapshot…

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Cool map of smart grid research projects in Europe

Here is a link. Most of the listed projects have already ended or will end this year. I wonder which new projects there are out there…

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100 people you must know in smart grid in 2012

Here is the link. Great to find people to talk to in industry. A similar list for researchers in smart grid would be great…

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IEEE green COM

Submit a paper to IEEE green COM: http://www.ieee-greencom.org/index.html. You don’t even have to travel there ;-).

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Nest – the learning thermostat

A very good example of how computer science can make a difference in energy management. I wonder how complex the algorithms behind the smart thermostat really are. In my opinion, this is the right way to improve energy efficiency in … Continue reading

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Chevrolet Volt / Opel Ampera is “car of the year 2012”

Here is a link: http://www.caroftheyear.org/.

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Informative article on energy efficiency in buildings

Here is the link: http://www.heise.de/tr/artikel/Buerobunker-auf-Energiediaet-1393280.html. The demand for energy efficient building materials still seems to be rather low. One of the reasons mentioned in the article is that construction companies often do not want to take the risk involved in … Continue reading

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