14 Apr '11, 11am

The 4 Golden Principles for Smart Building Systems

The 4 Golden Principles for Smart Building Systems

In the 1970's, Jimmy Carter urged Americans to embrace energy efficiency as a way out of the country's oil crises. He insisted that his fellow citizens sacrifice for the country by donning a sweater and turning down their thermostats. Shivering, he insisted, was the new patriotism. He even insisted on having his picture repeatedly taken wearing a wool cardigan, and termed the struggle for energy efficiency as the "Moral Equivalent Of War." His political opponents soon made a habit of showing the goofily sweater-clad president at campaign events and mercilessly pointed out that his favorite term could be summed up by the acronym M.E.O.W. Needless to say, President Carter lost the 1980 election. Fast forward 30 years and we are on the forefront of a revolution in energy efficiency. But this time is really different. Instead of sacrifice and discomfort, the new wave of energy...

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