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Sights and sounds: 2017 National Drive Electric Week in Austin
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Sights and sounds: 2017 National Drive Electric Week in Austin

Organized by Plug In America, the Sierra Club, and the Electric Auto Association, the 2017 edition of National Drive Electric Week (NDEW) was a rolling, week-long, multi-national series of 288 or more locally-organized events aimed at promoting electric vehicl...
Austin Energy lights up E Source Forum with Electric Drive award
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Austin Energy lights up E Source Forum with Electric Drive award

On the heels of their March 2017 Electric Drive event, utility provider Austin Energy lit up the 2017 E Source Forum by winning the Best Event/Experiential Marketing award at the annual conference—an energy-saving mecca of sorts for electric or natural gas uti...
Product brief: Nest Thermostat E a lower-cost alternative
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Product brief: Nest Thermostat E a lower-cost alternative

Setting a high-water mark for residential thermostat retail pricing in 2011 with the launch of the original $249 Nest Learning Thermostat, the Palo Alto company has brought down the cost of entry to their smart thermostat line with the launch of the $169 Nest ...
Tesla tile trials: Solar roof pilots begin
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Tesla tile trials: Solar roof pilots begin

Lost beneath the Model 3 electric vehicle messaging in Tesla's Second Quarter 2017 Update newsletter to its investor community last week, the company quietly announced its solar roof product had progressed to the real-world testing stage on a number of homes. ...
Austin green gems: 2017 Cool House Tour venue preview
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Austin green gems: 2017 Cool House Tour venue preview

The month of June in the city of Austin, Texas, can be blistering hot, as the sometimes-moderate temperatures of spring yield to an often-oppressive summer climate where the thermometer can climb toward or inch beyond the century mark. And it is no coincidence...
Product brief: Eemax AutoBooster water heater add-on
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Product brief: Eemax AutoBooster water heater add-on

Tankless water heaters have moved well into the mainstream of the residential market, and for good reason: According to the U.S. Department of Energy, deploying these on-demand water heaters throughout a home can save between 27 and 50% on energy costs for wat...
Sustainability Symposium 2017: Purposeful meet-up
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Sustainability Symposium 2017: Purposeful meet-up

Orchestrated by Green Builder Media CEO Sara Gutterman and her team, the 2017 Sustainability Symposium brought together a strong bench of speakers and an enthusiastic audience of professionals from across a broad spectrum of sustainability-oriented disciplines...