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This high-tech office will give everyone their own thermal bubble
This high-tech office will give everyone their own thermal bubble
A redesign of the Agnelli Foundation headquarters in Torino, Italy, will attempt to demonstrate how the Internet of Things can help make office spaces more sustainable and sociable. "Today we use a lot of energy to cool empty spaces," Carlo Ratti, dir...
These radical ideas show how nature can inform sustainable design
These radical ideas show how nature can inform sustainable design
Before humans ever conceived of sustainable design, nature was doing a good job. Plants and animals have evolved to use energy efficiently, to be multi-functional yet balanced, and to use information to carry out living processes. With this in mind, th...
Pepper robots working at Belgian hospitals
Pepper robots working at Belgian hospitals
Two of Belgium's hospitals have installed Pepper robots in their reception areas for trials. The robots will help patients in Ostend and Liege. At the CHR Citadelle hospital in Liege, Pepper will be waiting for visitors at the reception area. At the AZ...
Electric vehicles: Big benefits, big challenges
Electric vehicles: Big benefits, big challenges
Energy managers and facility managers should think about electric vehicles on two levels. The first is practical: How will the organization set up charging stations and handle the increased energy load that will result? In the longer term, companies n...
How to boost heavy industry's energy efficiency
How to boost heavy industry's energy efficiency
Manufacturing is a critical and influential part of the U.S. economy; it supports one in six private sector jobs and accounts for 65 percent of exports. And it is rapidly undergoing a renaissance due to shifting global cost structures. Now is the time ...
The smarter the sensor, the smarter the building
The smarter the sensor, the smarter the building
The world is moving toward extending sensor intelligence. A Navigant Research report predicts the market for advanced building sensors will reach US$1.2 billion this year and more than double that amount in 2025. The rise of smart sensors, the repo...