Smart Windows Startup Using NREL Patents

By James Lester Smart windows have been slow to grab a foothold in the construction and energy efficiency industry. The recent development of electrochromic (EC) windows, often called “smart windows”, promise to make a big impact on building heating and cooling costs. They are ‘smart’ because they can be programmed to absorb and … [continued]

Funding For Energy Efficiency Retrofits — ESPCs Rock

Originally published on RMI Outlet, the Rocky Mountain Institute blog. By Cara Carmichael Of the various funding mechanisms for implementing energy efficiency retrofits in buildings, energy savings performance contracts (ESPCs) may be the most powerful, especially for federal buildings, where capital for upgrades is about as common as ocean-front property … [continued]