Chris Tholstrup

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Wasted Hot Air Points to a $70 Billion Opportunity in Cooling

The summertime blast of hot exhaust from air conditioners onto city streets from Soho to Singapore is a global energy efficiency investment …

Energy Efficiency

Let Siri control your GE window air conditioner

GE Appliances, a brand of large and small home appliances owned by Haier, now sells a line of window air conditioners that work with Apple HomeKit.<p>HomeKit is Apple's smart home platform. Somewhat similar to Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant, HomeKit relies on Siri on the iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch …

Home Automation

George Conway, lawyer and husband of Kellyanne, rebuts Trump on constitutionality of special counsel

On the morning of his 500th day in office, June 4, the president had a lot on his mind. Amid a string of tweets touting his greatest accomplishments and bemoaning the plight of farmers — who he said have been treated “unfairly” by Canada, China and Mexico — President Trump turned his attention to …

Donald Trump

'Baseload Is Poison' And 5 Other Lessons From Germany's Energy Transition

Baseload power is not the answer to the variability of renewable energy, a German energy official said Friday, and energy storage may not be the answer either.<p>Germany has achieved moments in its <i>Energiewende</i>, or Energy Transition, in which renewables met 100 percent of demand without the aid of …

Natural Gas

Warming climate to nearly double demand for cooling appliances

A burgeoning middle class and a warming world will result in energy demand for cooling overtaking that for heating by the middle of the century, researchers have predicted.<p>Energy use for air conditioning, refrigeration and other cooling appliances will jump 90% on 2017 levels, experts estimated, …

Clean Energy

Qualcomm launches its new vision intelligence platform for IoT devices

Qualcomm’s chips already power virtually every Android smartphone on the market, but the company has long set its sights beyond this core market and is increasingly looking at IoT as one of its next major growth areas. Earlier this year it launched its new embedded platform for IoT developers; …

Internet of Things

Blockchain: Downfall Or The Future Of Utilities?

Energy may be the lifeblood of civilisation but that simply means that as the energy market changes, so does the way we do business. Blockchain is being touted as the solution to almost every problem but, in the energy markets, it might just be the key to transformation.<p>Bloomberg recently wrote …

How IoT Is Transforming the Energy Industry

<b>SOURCE:</b> NRG EnergyDESCRIPTION:As the cost of sensors, devices, edge networks, machine learning, and analytics decreases, the impact of the Internet …

Amazon introduces new private certificate feature

At the Amazon Summit in San Francisco today, the company announced a new cloud service that enables organizations to create and manage private certificates in the cloud.<p>While the Summit wasn’t chock full of announcements like the annual re:Invent conference, it did offer some new services like the …

Cloud Computing

What Does It Take to Electrify Everything in Your Home?

The journey started, in part, with a bit of green-shaming.When a colleague was thinking about buying a heat pump for his home, Justin Guay asked how …

What Is Deferred Maintenance & Why Should Facilities Managers Care?

Deferred maintenance is the act of putting work on the back burner, resulting from greater pressure to cut costs, but it carries notable risk. Find …

Mozilla announces an open gateway for the internet of things

Apple, Google, Amazon and Samsung have all been working hard to create their own standard to control all the connected devices around your home. Mozilla just announced that anybody can now create an open gateway to control the internet of things. The organization also confirmed that it is still …

Amazon Echo

Why a Big Utility Is Embracing Wind and Solar

DENVER — Imagine planning your next trip and finding that Delta was selling first-class seats for less than the cramped middle seats in the back of the plane.<p>So you fly first class to New York and walk into the best French restaurant, only to discover that every dish is cheaper than the burger and …

Renewable Energy

Has Xcel Minnesota designed the ideal residential time-of-use rate?

The pilot program, to determine if price signals can get customers to shift energy usage away from peak times, has garnered wide acclaim. The main …

Comcast to Expand Smart Home Control Capabilities Across Xfinity Product Portfolio

NewsMore than 15 million Xfinity customers will be able to manage their smart home devices from “every screen” whether they are at home or on the go, …

Here's why Samsung could dominate the smart home

<i>This story was delivered to BI Intelligence IoT Briefing subscribers hours before it appeared on Business Insider. To be the first to know, please click here.</i><p>South Korean electronics company Samsung detailed a number of ways it aims to establish itself as a larger player in the connected home in …

Killing the kilowatt: the race to cut carbon from heating

The damp cold of a January night is easily forgotten once inside. In a smart, detached home just south of Birmingham, the Minogue family are cosier than they have ever been. They are one of around 100 homes in the local area taking part in a trial that offers a hint at the next phase of Britain’s …

The Roles of Pilots and Demonstrations in Reinventing the Utility Business Model

Innovation

Debunking Industry Myths on Leased Net-Zero Energy Buildings - Rocky Mountain Institute

January 24, 2018 | By<p>I recall my father’s advice, “Do the best you can with what you have, and if the stars align, you’ll have the opportunity for …

IoT for Smart Buildings Isn’t What You Think It Is

The post IoT for Smart Buildings Isn’t What You Think It Is appeared first on IoT For AllTraditionally, there hasn’t been any reason to connect the …

ERCOT sets winter demand record, pushing prices above $2K/MWh

High prices are welcome news for generators, but analysts warn solar growth could depress such events in the future.

Smart Buildings Start With Systems That Communicate

How do we learn? A simple question, a complex answer. We, as humans, have been learning since day one, but how we actually do so seems automatic, as …

10 smart building IoT trends for 2018

Jan. 16, 2018<p>iStock photo<p>The concept of constructing smart buildings evolved to conserve energy and build buildings – both commercial and residential …

Smart Cities Need Smart Buildings.

At the ‘5th UCLG World Summit of Local and Regional Leaders’ which was held in Bogota, Colombia, Dr. Joan Clos, Executive Director of UN-Habitat, put …

Smart buildings save energy and improve occupant comfort

Smart technologies can reduce a building’s energy use by nearly a fifth and yield additional benefits, such as increased worker productivity, …

Blockchain and drones could play a role in Tepco's fight for survival

Shattered by the enormity of the Fukushima nuclear disaster and bleeding customers to nimbler rivals, Tokyo’s lumbering, 66-year-old electric-power …

Smart homes: Not just for tech geeks anymore

NEW YORK (AP) — Internet-connected lights, locks and laundry machines are close to becoming everyday household items, thanks in part to voice-activated speakers such as Amazon's Echo and Google Home.<p>Market research groups are seeing increased sales of lights that turn off when you say "good night," …

Property Directors concerned over landlords' lack of property innovation

The UK’s productivity is lagging behind other G7 countries and property directors are concerned that landlord’s lack of proactivity around property …

What Does the ‘Electrification of Everything’ Look Like in America? NREL Plans to Find Out

Widespread electrification is not only coming, it is likely necessary to decarbonize the global economy.“Mounting research suggests that aggressive …