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July 31, 2014: Renovate America Closes $50 Million Equity Investment

Provides Financing for Home Improvements Including High-Efficiency HVAC
July 31, 2014

Renovate America, a leading provider of residential Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) financing, announced that it has raised $50 million in growth equity from new and existing investors. Renovate America partners with local municipalities to provide the Home Energy Renovation Opportunity (HERO) financing program.


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July 31, 2014: NetworkThermostat Announces Cloud Service for Its Smart Thermostats

Company Now Offers Both Direct Connect and Cloud Connect Options
July 31, 2014

NetworkThermostat has announced its CloudConnect™ service for the company’s Net/X™ Wi-Fi and Ethernet smart thermostats. CloudConnect provides Net/X users with the convenience of remote access using the cloud with no limits on the number of thermostats or locations under the user’s management.


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July 31, 2014: DOE to Provide $14 Million in Funding to Develop New Building Efficiency Technologies

Seven Projects to Improve HVAC, Water Heating, Sensors and Controls, and Building Energy Modeling
July 31, 2014

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has announced up to $14 million in funding for research and development projects that support the advancement of early-stage, breakthrough energy efficiency technologies for buildings and homes.


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July 30, 2014: NRG Home Solar Expands Operations into Connecticut

Company Says State Is a Rapidly Increasing Market for Solar Technology
July 30, 2014

NRG Home Solar, a leading residential solar company, announced that it is expanding its operations into Connecticut. The company said it will provide homeowners with the opportunity to install solar for little to no upfront costs via leasing.


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July 30, 2014: New ISO Energy Management Standards Are Expected to Drive Improvements

DOE Said the ISO Standards Will Support US Industry Efforts to Continually Improve Energy Management
July 30, 2014

Members of an International Organization for Standardization (ISO) committee gathered in Santiago, Chile, to discuss new energy auditing and management standards. The committee, TC 242, led the development of the ISO 50001 energy management standard. Additional ISO standards are expected next year.


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July 30, 2014: EnOcean Alliance Defines Specification for Remote Commissioning

Provides Uniform Approach for Installation and Long-Term Support of Building Automation Networks
July 30, 2014

The EnOcean Alliance announced that it has defined a unified specification for remote commissioning of energy harvesting wireless devices in building automation systems to optimize and ease the control and configuration of building automation networks. 


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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
July 29, 2014

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
July 29, 2014

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
July 29, 2014

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
July 28, 2014

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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