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From Energy Circle:
A story in The New York Times about the plight of an elderly couple in rural Maine struggling to afford heating oil has sparked an outpouring of generosity from across the country. But the real solution is to reduce their home's dependence on heating oil.
The thermostat giant is suing Nest, creators of the hot new Nest Learning Thermostat, over patent infringement. Is this a case of bullying, or is Honeywell just protecting their intellectual property?
Curated Links from the Web:
Some green building experts got together and agreed on a few things that would make for a good, energy efficient, environmentally friendly home. Not a perfect home, but a pretty good one. (From Green Building Advisor)
Green building accounted for 17% of the residential market in 2011, and is expected to grow five-fold by 2016 -- a welcome sign that the residential building world may be shifting from Hummers to Priuses. (From Climate Progress)
Honeywell, the thermostat giant, is suing Nest for patent infringement. Nest is holding its ground. (From GigaOm)
Okay, so this may or may not relate to your daily life, but a new camping stove uses its excess energy to charge gadgets - so you can keep your iPhone running even when you’re miles into the wilderness. Pretty cool. (From CNET)
The new book from Abe Kruger and Carl Seville is, according to Lloyd Alter, the best green building textbook out there. (From Treehugger)
Another Energy Related Blog We Love:
Architecture Beyond the Box fashions itself as a series of "weekly musings on green architecture and design." Featuring guest-writers from an array of professions, it covers everything from energy efficient lighting to affordable housing and more.