Engineering

Empty buildings consume more energy than you think

Over the past few decades, the booming global population, growing cities and changing climate have brought global attention to the need to build energy-efficient and sustainable buildings.

Engineering

Thin-film technologies for the energy transition

Glass facades characterize modern architecture. While solar radiation serves to support heating in winter, the building interior heats up in summer and requires active cooling. Smart windows can regulate the solar radiation ...

Energy & Green Tech

Technology enhances solar option during outages

During a power outage, we might not think of using the sun as a backup generator. But solar energy is playing a key role in keeping the lights on when the power is knocked out.

Energy & Green Tech

Researchers protecting solar technologies from cyberattack

New research from the University of Georgia suggests a novel approach to safeguarding one possible target of a cyberattack—the nation's solar farms. In a study published in IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid, a team in UGA's ...

Energy & Green Tech

Smart HVAC significant to sustainability in smart cities

The term "smart cities" is not a buzzword anymore. It is so much more than just something for every country to boast about. A report by Research and Markets states that the global smart cities market size is expected to reach ...

Engineering

Engineers make smart plugs smarter

Singapore is in the midst of its Smart Nation transformation, and researchers from the National University of Singapore (NUS) have a new invention that could take it a big step forward.

Energy & Green Tech

Making smart thermostats more efficient

Buildings account for about 40% of U.S. energy consumption, and are responsible for one-third of global carbon dioxide emissions. Making buildings more energy-efficient is not only a cost-saving measure, but a crucial climate ...

Energy & Green Tech

Scientists develop energy-saving 'liquid window'

Scientists at the Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore) have developed a liquid window panel that can simultaneously block the sun to regulate solar transmission, while trapping thermal heat that can ...

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