Category Archives: Energy Efficient Buildings

Sustainable energy without the hot air

This is still one of my favorite overviews of sustainable energy. David MacKay really did a great job explaining the major challenges. Advertisements

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Abwrackprämie für alte Heizungen?

Die Regierung denkt über eine Abwrackprämie für alte Öl- und Gasheizungen nach (Link). Die Frage ist, mit was diese Heizungen ersetzt werden. Mit neuen Öl- und Gasheizungen oder nachhaltigeren Lösungen?

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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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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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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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