Solving the mystery of my doubled water bill would’ve been easier if I had a way to monitor my usage. I smell a conspiracy….
Posts Tagged ‘software’
TweetThe principles of Lean – respect for people, eliminating waste, and fact-based management – make perfect sense in the manufacturing sector. But what does Lean have to do with the rest of us who can’t tell a hammer head from a hammerhead? A lot, actually. For instance, imagine you’re starting a company, or just hoping [...]
TweetIt’s a perfect storm for developers of carbon accounting software: a brand new market, social and political pressure to comply, and a low barrier to entry. And it’s worse than I thought. A recent LinkedIn discussion pointed out that there are over 60 vendors offering carbon accounting solutions. That seems like a lot to me, [...]
TweetOld habits die hard, and almost 10 years working in research labs gave me a strange desire to read scientific journal articles. My field has changed, but I was happy to find there are plenty of journals that focus on energy generation, building science, and sustainability. I’ll cover the highlights from time to time. Picture [...]
TweetWhat do you get when you combine free 3D drawing software with free energy modeling capabilities? Free building energy modeling, of course. Software engineers at NREL have updated their Google Sketchup plugin to integrate with the EnergyPlus modeling platform. In its simplest form, this lets architects and planners design buildings with sense of place – [...]
TweetWhile I’m not a huge iPhone super-fan, there is one feature I genuinely appreciate. Anyone (almost!) can develop applications and market them to other iPhone users. And that’s great for the field of ecometrics. One recent offering lets your iPhone estimate wind speed through its microphone. The developer realized that the volume of a wind [...]