Incorporating elements unheard of for parking garages, developer Friedman Properties recently opened an 11-story structure in the (downtown-bordering) River North area of Chicago designed for maximum energy efficiency, minimal waste, and roughly 725 parking spaces. (Go to article in Concrete Products)
From Electrical Wholesaling's G-Biz: A college student at the Rhode Island School of Design is promoting a device intended to cut down on the wasteful use of electricity by chargers for cell phones and other consumer electronics products.
We have been told the technologies of the intelligent grid are going to change the way we work and do business. It is going to transform the electro-mechanical power system of the last millennium into a 21st century digitally integrated power network. That is a pretty tall order when you think about it. (go to article in T&D World)
A comprehensive and well-written overview of the complex issues that have stopped the nation from jumping big-time into renewable generation. How do you use energy from remote wind and solar farms without building expensive transmission lines across ecologically sensitive land? (go to article in EC&M)
With the crisis unfolding at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant, it is too soon to draw final conclusions. But watching the struggle to bring the site under control, we cannot help but wonder: What exactly is going on, and what lessons might be learned?
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