August 15

Google Pigeon Update: What it means for your local rankings Professional content

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Google's most recent update to their search algorithm, named "Pigeon" by the search community, was an attempt to improve local listings and search accuracy for users that has had some unintended consequences. Read the full story

August 12

Building Science Summer Camp 2014: The 6th Annual Uncensored Twitterview with Joe Lstiburek Professional content

The 6th Annual, and now infamous, crawlspace interview with Joe Lstiburek at Building Science Summer Camp. Joe's often contrarian take on simplicity in buildings, mini-splits, green building, the architecture profession and lot's more. Read the full story

BUZZ

"Powerhouse Dynamics expects its first customers this week to receive its eMonitor home energy manager, a product that enters a crowded market for tracking where energy goes in the home. " -eMonitor home energy tracker drills deep

Most of the energy monitoring tools on the market right now gather aggregate information about the overall electricity use of a home. But the new eMonitor from PowerHouse Dynamics could change all this with circuit level monitoring. -Jetson Green Next Gen Whole House Energy Monitor

"With two laptop-loving children and a Jack Russell terrier hemmed in by an electric fence, Peter Troast figured his household used a lot of power. Just how much did not really hit him until the night the family turned off the overhead lights at their home in Maine and began hunting gadgets that glowed in the dark." -The New York Times

"Energy Circle... a sort-of Consumer Reports for cost-effective energy efficient gadgetry." -BoingBoing

"A wealth of money-saving products..." -Backpacker

"Just might inspire you to tune into your energy use and turn off a switch or two." -Treehugger

"Energy Circle is one of my newfound favorite how-to websites for the green homeowner, offering instructional videos on everything from installing low-flow water fixtures to installing recessed LED ceiling lights." -Mother Nature Network

"A terrifically useful source of information about home energy improvements... [a] petri dish of empirical and very real-world vetting of building products and methodologies." -Remodeling Magazine

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