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It's been a week of shout outs to Google in the aftermath of the information giant's PowerMeter announcement and initial tests in some fortunate Google employee homes.
To measure is to know. To know is to understand. To understand is to anticipate change. To register the magnitude of that change, we measure.. to know... to understand... to make change...
Most of us know that our homes could be more efficient. We even have ideas about what we should do. But inertia is a powerful force, and we don't get around to making home energy efficiency a priority, until ...
We have been wishing for Google Energy Analytics for a long time. We've been keeping an eye on Eric Schmidt's speeches and paying close attention to Google's wedding vows with GE, hoping for evidence that Google was going to put its awesome information gathering and distribution tools to work on...
Our porch ceiling
First, know this: Your children are wrong. Icicles hanging off your roof are not pretty. (Nor are they a recommended part of a balanced diet). Next time you see a theatrical curtain of glass daggers dangling from your roof, think "Woooop woooop warning!" ...
I attended the Maine Built Energy Forum earlier this week along with roughly 100 people from the home energy auditor community. The session was led by a couple of luminaries in the field--the home energy information and training guru Rick Karg, and one of Maine's leading auditor/contractors,...
What got me going on making changes to my house was last year's oil prices. I had this terrible sense of insecurity when prices shot up, and I was dependent upon oil for heat. For me, homeland security is a big pile of wood in the back. I looked into the most likely culprits for heat loss, and had...
We know that virtually any effort we make to improve our home's energy efficiency is going to pay off. Big time, usually. But when we first set out to find the information we needed to evaluate what the problems in our home were, and fix them, we found a hole..
Normally, I tend not to participate in big consumer brand social media campaigns, particularly when it's a soft drink peddler. But Pepsi's RefreshEverything Campaign captured me. Their bold entry into politics and implicit support for our new President, normally the ultimate taboo for businesses of...
The power outage last Friday in Toronto was notable for a couple of reasons. First, nearly 250,000 people lost power for twenty four hours of the coldest weather on record and second, I bet you haven't heard about it.

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