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Addressing Climate Change at a Major Source: Buildings

Can silica gel desiccant packs, often found in shoe boxes and electronics, be the answer to our energy challenges for buildings? A four-year project proves yes, sort of. According to the European Commission, heating and cooling in buildings and industry accounts for half of the EU’s energy consumption, and fossil fuels generate 84 percent of […]

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Elevating working and living environments to a new level

How cognitive buildings are evolving to learn, adapt and react The famous German-American architect Ludwig Mies van der Rohe said “Architecture starts when you carefully put two bricks together. There it begins.” “I wonder what he would think when we add IoT to those bricks,” said Joern Ploennigs, a scientist at IBM Research – Ireland, […]

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