Brian Brainerd's Blog – January 2014 Archive (2)

Is the Nest Learning Thermostat Disruptive Technology?

There’s my thermostat now, a squared-off plain looking fellow named White Rogers. He hangs over my shoulder and mocks me three or four times a day for not being smart enough, or responsible enough, to program him. "Hey! I’m BUSY HERE, TRYING TO TRANSFORM THE MARKET FOR ENERGY EFFICIENCY, and you, Mr. White Rogers, are a daily pain in my side. I can’t read you. You don’t even know what time it is, but I do, it's time you get dumped! I’m going over to the Apple store to pick up my own personal…


Added by Brian Brainerd on January 22, 2014 at 9:21am — 6 Comments

Getting Out the Message on Home MPG

We've created a blog post at comparing home energy efficiency to auto energy efficiency over time, using photos to help people visualize the prevailing technology when homes were built:

Added by Brian Brainerd on January 8, 2014 at 3:48pm — 2 Comments

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