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July 29, 2014: Bluestone Energy Services Opens Texas Office, Adds Two New Managers

Increased Demand for Energy Efficiency Services Drives Expansion
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Bluestone Energy Services LLC, a provider of energy conservation engineering and project development services for a variety of sectors including commercial and retail, announced that it is opening a new office in Arlington, Texas, and adding two energy services executives in New York.


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July 29, 2014: Apple and IBM Partner to Offer Mobile Solutions for Commercial Enterprises

The Companies Said the Partnership Aims to Address Key Business Mobility Challenges
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Apple® and IBM have announced a partnership with the goal of improving enterprise mobility through a new set of business apps that bring IBM’s big data and analytics capabilities to iPhone® and iPad®.


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July 29, 2014: Open Interconnect Consortium Established to Advance Internet of Things

First Open Source Code Will Target the Requirements for Smart Home and Office Solutions
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Technology companies Atmel Corp., Broadcom Corp., Dell, Intel Corp., Samsung Electronics, and Wind River announced they are joining to establish a new industry consortium focused on improving interoperability and defining the connectivity requirements for the numerous devices that will make up the Internet of Things (IoT).


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July 28, 2014: NREL Wins R&D 100 Award for Supercomputer Using Warm-Water Cooling

Warm Water Prevents Heat Build-up and Saves Energy
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The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) announced that it has won an R&D 100 award, in collaboration with Hewlett-Packard Co. (HP), for its HP Apollo Platform for High-Performance Computing.


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July 28, 2014: Arby’s ‘Efficiency Matters’ Program Provides Company-Wide Energy Savings

Restaurant Group Achieves 7.6 Percent Reduction in Energy Use Intensity
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Arby’s Restaurant Group Inc. (ARG), franchisor of the quick-service sandwich chain with nearly 3,400 restaurants worldwide, announced energy reduction savings as part of its company-wide sustainability efforts. ARG achieved a 7.6 percent reduction in energy use intensity as a result of a variety of energy initiatives implemented.


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July 28, 2014: Younger Consumers Leading Adoption of Smart Home Products

Smart Thermostats, Smart Lighting, and Smart Appliances Entering the Market in Growing Numbers
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New research from Parks Associates shows young consumers, those with children, and those in a home for three to four years are leading the adoption of Internet-connected smart home energy management devices.


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July 25, 2014: RectorSeal Pipe Thread Sealant Handles Multiple HVAC and Plumbing Applications

Unrestricted for Use with Threaded Metal, Polyethylene, Fiberglass Reinforced, PVC, CPVC, and ABS Pipe
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RectorSeal® Corp. has introduced RectorSeal Blue+™, a non-setting, multi-purpose, lead-free, blue-colored pipe thread sealant approved for use in multiple plumbing and HVACR residential, commercial, and industrial applications.


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July 25, 2014: Solar Supply Chain Revenue to Rise 24 Percent in Second Half

Revenue Is Forecast to Rise to $28.7 Billion in the Second Half, Up from $23.1 Billion in the First Half
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Following a weak performance during the first six months of the year, the global solar photovoltaic (PV) supply chain is set for strong 24 percent growth in the second half of 2014, driven by surging installations, according to IHS Technology.


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July 25, 2014: Stationary Fuel Cells to Experience Continued Strong Growth, CHP Leads Way

Stationary Sector Is Seeing a Boom in Prime Power and Residential Combined Heat and Power Systems
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Although some sectors of the fuel cell industry have struggled, stationary fuel cells have seen two years of strong growth, with an ongoing boom in prime power and residential combined heat and power (CHP) system shipments.


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July 24, 2014: DOE Offers $4 Billion in Loan Guarantees for Renewable Energy and Efficiency Projects

DOE Has Identified Five Key Technology Areas of Interest
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The U.S. Department of Energy has issued a loan guarantee solicitation, making as much as $4 billion in loan guarantees available for renewable energy and energy efficiency projects that avoid, reduce, or sequester greenhouse gases.


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