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Tips for energy efficient laundry

According to ENERGY STAR, almost 90% of the energy consumed by your washing machine is used to heat water. Switching to cold-water clothes washing gets clothes just as clean as hot water, while using less energy and money. Cold-water washing also keeps colors bright, reduces wrinkling and won’t set stains. Here are some more tips to save even

Light-filtering paint that cools buildings when exposed to sunlight

The sun itself could soon become a low-cost air conditioner. An Israeli company is working on a light-filtering paint that can help actively cool buildings using zero electricity. The technology is based on the counterintuitive principle of laser cooling, whereby hitting specially designed materials with a laser can cool them up to 150°C. In hot weather, electricity

New study offers key consumer insights into smart city topics

Would you like to live with smart city technology? If so, what technology would you like to see implemented in your smart city? Findings from our Smart Cities Consumer Research Study, conducted with SilverSpring Networks and the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability Advanced Grid Research, uncovered some surprising results, the most