Building Robotics Inc., better known as Comfy, raised $12 million in Series B funding for building automation software that helps companies save energy on office air conditioning while gathering employee-contributed data about the use and occupancy of a workspace. Emergence Capital led the investment, joined by real estate services company CBRE and Microsoft Ventures. According to...
InhabitatDwell on Design 2016: America's largest design event is coming to Los Angeles!InhabitatTo get in on more LivingHomes goodness, visitors can sign up for Dwell on Design's Home Tours and visit the iconic original LivingHome which launched the brand in Venice, CA. (We covered and toured this house back in 2006!) This gorgeous eco...
The batteries developed for the high demands of all-electric Mercedes-Benz cars are finding a new application as in-home energy storage units. Sound familiar? Yeah, it’s a lot like the Tesla Powerwall. Mercedes-Benz parent company Daimler AG announced that the storage units are being manufactured by its subsidiary Deutsche ACCUMOTIVE (Daimler has a real love...
An experimental solar cell created by MIT researchers could massively increase the amount of power generated by a given area of panels, while simultaneously reducing the amount of waste heat. Even better, it sounds super cool when scientists talk about it: “with our own unoptimized geometry, we in fact could break the Shockley-Queisser limit.”...
Cleaning windows is a pain, especially if you live somewhere that gets a lot of rain. The “Blue Rain” window cleaning method will keep your windows nice and clear in three steps.With this graphic from Rebecca Hill at Clera Windows, you’ll learn how to keep windows streak-free inside and out. All you need is...
At the Venice Architecture Biennale, Australia is on a S.O.P. (Save Our Pools) mission. The post Of Course Australia Brings a Pool to an Architecture Exhibit appeared first on WIRED.
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Oakland, Calif.-based Edyn started selling a new, smart gardening device this week: an Internet-connected water valve that lets users irrigate their gardens or lawns automatically. The Edyn Water Valve uses data from the company’s Edyn Garden Sensor, a soil sensor, along with local weather systems, to adjust the moisture levels in the soil. If a user wants, they...
CBC.caEco-friendly Earthship to be new home for Six Nations grandmotherCBC.caFlower Doxtador lifts her plywood gate, shuffles past a pair of grandchildren and enters her white and blue trailer on the Six Nations reserve near Brantford. "It's pretty cramped right now," she said. "There's seven of us here." The two-bedroom ...
If you turned on a radio at any point in the 90s—and you probably did since Pandora hadn’t been invented yet—you’ll know some of the songs on this guilty pleasures playlist. Even if you want to pretend you don’t.This playlist, from Spotify user Patrick Mahan, features over a hundred earworms from the 90s, from...
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