TECHNOLOGY - California’s New Building Code: A Grid-Smart Thermostat in Every Facility
Are building codes the secret to connecting the smart consumer with the smart grid? California will test that proposition this summer, when it starts requiring every new or retrofit thermostat, HVAC system, networked lighting controller and building automation system in the state to come ready for two-way, automated utility-to-customer energy management. Now the question is whether the state’s utilities and regulators will develop the markets th ...
http://www.greentechmedia.com/articles/read/californias-titl


TECHNOLOGY - Conflict-free Fairphone sets the bar high for repairable, responsible electronics
It's time for a more ethical smartphone, and the Fairphone, which puts social values first, could usher in a new era of transparency and openness in electronics .. ...
http://www.treehugger.com/gadgets/conflict-free-smartphone-s


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