Articles - August, 2011

August Month in Review [Outline]

This month brought the unfortunate passing of environmental hero Ray Anderson, though I’m glad to have been inspired by his books and endeavors.  In terms of our new articles, the most shared one on Facebook was about the Solar Decathlon models, while the most shared one on Twitter was about how solar improves property values.  If you have news for, send us a tip.  Below is an outline of August coverage.

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A Tech Approach to Green Prefab [Forbes]

If you follow the prefab movement or have an interest in these homes, I recommend reading Todd Woody’s recent profile of Blu Homes in Forbes.  Blu, which is planning a second factory north of San Francisco, uses software, engineering, design, and technology to make sustainable homes attainable to more people.  They’re a “technology company that builds homes,” according to co-founder Maura McCarthy.

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EnergyHub Unveils Home Base System

EnergyHub just announced the launch of an energy management system for consumers interested in monitoring, controlling, and reducing energy use.  The system includes an in-home display, wireless thermostat, sockets, and strips, as well as iOS and Android apps for on-the-go control.  Some purchasers will also be able to integrate the system with data from their smart meter if they have a compatible meter.

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