Smart Grid Needs Power From Enterprise BPM – Internet Evolution
The answer could be as simple as using enterprise-class business process management (BPM) software widely deployed in the telecom and IT industries. Such technology could enable better two-way communications with consumers, provide more insights into the state of network operations, and accommodate emerging alternative sources of power generation like solar and wind.
CoreSite to open Santa Clara data center in early 2010 – DatacenterDynamics
The data center is being built to the US Green Building Council’s specifications for LEED Gold certification. It will take advantage of free cooling, 95-percent efficient UPS units, variable-speed fans, zoned lighting and other efficiency measures.
ADT allies with Z-Wave – Security Systems News
“They are the key part of the whole platform,” Boerama said. In a separate announcement in October, iControl announced it had hired Letha McLaren to lead its energy management solution. McLaren said the mass market is absolutely ready to adopt energy management solutions in the home. Adding energy management “is not a huge additional cost [to the homeowner],” and it will mean lots of cost-savings that homeowners will be able to see. In addition, “a lot of utility companies will offer rebates to customers who use smart thermostats,” she said. One of her tasks will be securing those partnerships.
ADASY offers static illumination integrated into a building’s façade. It consists of a horizontal structure inside the building core along a false ceiling. ADASY comprises a collection system, a light guide, and a system of daylight-extract luminaires (points of light): see Figure 1. ADASY’s extractor system provides several degrees of freedom, making the structure more flexible and tunable to environmental conditions and performance requirements than previous natural-light-based approaches.
Toshiba Dynario Fuel Cell Device Charger – MetaEfficient
The limited run of 3,000 units was released in Japan at the end of October, retailing for about US$330. Replacement methanol packs are available for around $6 each. Toshiba states that it is treating the Dynario as a sort of market test, keeping a close eye on consumers’ reactions to the charger.
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