Every year, millions of people catch the flu resulting in 31.4 million doctor visits costing billions in lost productivity and healthcare expenses. A 2016 study pegged productivity losses at a $5.8 billion hit to American business. With the deadly Covid-19 pandemic, the blow to small, medium and large businesses and taxpayers is staggering. Worse yet, […]
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Most apartment complex owners are very limited in what they can do to stay competitive with newer properties. Lower rents, remodel or tear down and replace? But, what if there was a better option? An option that actually reduced the tenant’s monthly expenses while increasing rental revenues AND property values for the owner? Well now […]
Urban planners and architects go to great effort and expense to design fun and interesting parks. But is your urban park safe and secure for visitors? Pretty easy to find tragic headlines that say no. But how do you really know for sure? Cameras, sensors, other smart tech? Nice to have, but without electricity, that’s […]
Commercial buildings use more electricity than any other building type in the US. Roughly 65% according to DOE statistics. But, the problem is WHEN they use energy – daytime and early evenings. That creates a problem for the power grid which falls short throughout the day and has too much at night. Energy storage solves […]
With the internet becoming integral to just about everything in our lives, building owners are connecting their buildings and machines – the Internet of Things (IoT). With this, is a mad rush by vendors, big and small to launch wireless products. Unfortunately, almost all of them are doing it wrong. Google’s Nest, EcoBee, enOcean and […]
San Diego Unified School District was one of the first to deploy large scale solar and has learned some valuable lessons along the way. Despite its struggles with solar power so far, the district is preparing to ramp up its solar footprint with a major investment of bond funds. However, some districts like Poway and […]
Coming soon to smart cities – Next generation clean technologies that will help make fossil fuels irrelevant. By 2050, 90% of the population will be in cities, 75% of all energy use and 80% of CO2 emissions will start with the cities. When US Mayors return from their annual conference this weekend, city staffs will be challenged […]
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Our partner, Strawberry energy is competing to enter the Verge CleanTech Accelerator in Silicon Valley. This is a great opportunity for a young startup to showcase in front of influential people from famous Silicon Valley. They are just one step closer to it, but really need your vote! Just click on this link, select Strawberry energy and click Vote! No registration, no connection […]