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IBM, Carnegie Mellon Expect $2M Savings from Smart Buildings Partnership

IBM, Carnegie Mellon Expect $2M Savings from Smart Buildings Partnership

Carnegie Mellon University and IBM have launched the first cloud-based analytics partnership for smarter buildings. The university expects to save about 10 percent on utilities, nearly $2 million annually, when the IBM system is fully deployed across 36 buildings on its Pittsburgh campus.

How to Avoid Fracking Water Wars

How to Avoid Fracking Water Wars

In some drier locations, the shale gas boom causes conflict among the energy industry, agricultural interests and residents over already-scarce water resources, according to researchers writing in the journal Environmental Science & Technology. According to Regional Variation in Water-Related Impacts of Shale Gas Development and Implications for Emerging International Plays, a major … Read more »

Do Hybrids Save Money? Depends How You Drive

Do Hybrids Save Money? Depends How You Drive

Vehicle window stickers, fuel economy standards and even life cycle studies offer incomplete efficiency estimates for vehicles because they often fail to account for driving conditions, a Carnegie Mellon University analysis has found. Researchers concluded that driving patterns have a substantial effect on the economic and environmental benefits of electric … Read more »