New Microsoft White Paper: “Smart” Buildings Cut Energy Costs

Posted by Josh HenretigDirector, Environmental Sustainability, Microsoft Today, Microsoft published a white paper detailing the results of a pilot program on our corporate campus in Redmond, Wash., aimed at using technology to improve the energy efficiency of the buildings on our campus. The paper was authored in collaboration with Accenture and the Lawrence Berkeley National…

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Lightning in the Cloud: How IT-Based Innovation Will Enable the Smart Grid

Editor’s note:This is a guest post from Robert D. Atkinson, president of the Information Technology & Innovation Foundation. Last week, the Obama Administration released a report entitled “A Policy Framework for the 21st Century Grid: Enabling Our Secure Energy Future.” The report lays out policy recommendations to extend existing efforts to develop the smart grid…

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Embracing Disruption and Standards for the Sake of a Smart Grid

  Posted by Mark Ryland National Standards Officer (USA) Today is World Standards Day, a celebration whose theme this year is “Tackling climate change through standards.” I can’t help but think back a few days to a nondescript hotel conference room in a suburb of Washington, D.C. About 45 intelligent, opinionated, intense people from many industries gathered…