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Surviving and Thriving In A Future Tech Economy

CREATIVE DESTRUCTION defines future tech. Think Amazon vs Sears. The business model of retail work associates serving customers in shopping malls is being displaced by smart phones and artificial intelligence (AI) devices like Amazon’s Alexa. Amazon ends up hiring thousands … Continue reading

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Five Technologies Driving California’s Clean IoT Electricity Strategy

California is again driving the world toward technologies that will disrupt how we live and work. This time California’s focus is on commercializing clean tech. The state is pioneering technologies to achieve a 40% reduction in climate changing emissions by … Continue reading

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How California Blackouts Will Make Solar and Batteries A National Story

California again faces potential blackouts. This time it is tied to a natural gas storage facility called Porter Ranch owned by Sempra Energy’s Southern California Gas. Porter Ranch’s ability to deliver energy has been crippled by a natural gas leak … Continue reading

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Buildings With Cleaner Air Makes You Smarter

A study just published by Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health has linked a building’s indoor air quality directly to a worker’s (or student, parent, doctor, etc.) cognitive function. Cognitive function is defined as the cerebral activities that lead … Continue reading

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Five Ways To Lower Your Business Electric Bills

Electric bills are going higher. Your business must act now because the utilities in over a dozen states are projecting 5-15% annual electricity price increases. Only five states have utilities that do not project higher prices in the coming year. … Continue reading

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Title 24 And The Zero Net Energy Home Design By Stanford University

Generation Z, the first generation born in the 21st Century, will most likely buy a Zero Net Energy (ZNE) home as their first new home purchase. A ZNE home, and its promise of low or no monthly utility bills, aligns … Continue reading

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California Adopts Zero Net Energy Building Design Through Title 24

California is launching a tsunami of building code revisions in 2014 focused upon achieving Zero Net Energy (ZNE) residential and commercial buildings. In a ZNE building the annual energy consumption is equal to annual production of onsite renewable energy. Under … Continue reading

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