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Building Technology Answers Global Energy Crisis

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December 21, 2012
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Johnson Controls, the global leader in building efficiency, joined industry experts at the Greenbuild Expo in San Francisco to demonstrate the Panoptix solution, a blend of software and services to help single building owners or managers of global enterprises track and improve the performance of their buildings.


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Deutsche Welle (Mar. 13, 2012) Thailand needs ever more energy for its industry. It already imports up to 10 percent of its electricity. The growth of industry is bringing a sharp rise in greenhouse gas emissions. Now a German-Thai project funded by the International Climate Protection Initiative is working for a more efficient use of energy, thereby contributing to climate protection.The Thai government has a long-term goal of "Low-Carbon Industry". It is collaborating with Germany in the umbrella organization "Energy Efficiency for Small and Medium Enterprises" on several pilot energy-efficiency projects in small and mid-sized companies. The Environment Ministry holds consultations regularly. The aim is to cooperate with German experts and develop an "Energy Use and Climate Protection Plan" for Thailand's economy.
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Is Your Furnace a Dirty Thief?

Is Your Furnace a Dirty Thief?

3BL Media (Jan. 3, 2013) According to http://energystar.gov, as much as half of the energy used in your home goes to heating and cooling. At a minimum, you should change the filter in your furnace every three months it is in use. A dirty filter will slow down air flow and make the system work harder to keep you warm. A clean filter will prevent dust and dirt from building up in the system, saving you energy and money. Visit http://ilenergysaver.org to learn more energy saving tips. Remember to inspect, clean or change your furnace filter once a month, and stop those dirty thieves.
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China's Nuclear Development

China's Nuclear Development

Xinhua News Agency (Nov. 1, 2012) China has made a major energy breakthrough, completing the second of three stages in its nuclear power development. According to the China Institute of Atomic Energy, the country has finished building its first experimental fast neutron reactor, which is expected to allow China to use its nuclear energy 60 times more efficiently.
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Digital Mount Rushmore Renders Your Face on the Side of a Building

Digital Mount Rushmore Renders Your Face on the Side of a Building

Buzz60 (Jan. 14, 2014) 'Megaface' is a giant 3-D pinscreen on the side of a building that will morph to display fans' faces at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics. The building will sit at the entrance to the Olympic Park, and visitors can enter one of many 3-D booths to have their face shown on the building, at any given time, for 20 seconds. Andrew Dymburt (@CantPinTheDym) has more.
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