Innovations in technology reduce environmental impact and improve quality of life.
With overpopulation in major cities resulting in failing infrastructure and increasing damage to the environment, many organizations are looking for efficient and progressive solutions. One of these solutions are “smart” cities, which are designed to increase residents’ qualities of life and reduce their carbon footprint using intelligent technology.
Thoroughly conceived compact appliances appeal to urban dwellers and downsizing empty nesters alike.
American homes keep getting bigger, and so do the appliances found inside the typical home. But concurrent with that trend is another one, seen in developments such as the Tiny House movement and the increasing popularity of “micro-apartments.”
“Empty nesters are downsizing, and young professionals are moving to big cities with small apartments, and even smaller kitchens,” says Dan Kenny, director of brand marketing for Bosch Home Appliances. “Compact appliances are also in demand for secondary spaces throughout the home, such as a basement or media room.”
The newest residential security systems are incorporating smart home technology and greater user control.
THE HOME SECURITY INDUSTRY is undergoing a transformation. As intrusion detection merges with “smart home” technology, new markets are opening up. Fully integrated systems not only lock and unlock doors and trigger alarms, but control window shades, lighting and thermostats and monitor for carbon monoxide and fires. “End users” are taking more control of their systems, monitoring them from smartphones and other mobile devices. A proliferation of wireless products is even enabling homeowners to cobble together their own systems.
Lithium-ion batteries are the go-to power source for power tools, and wireless charging is making battery-operated power tools even more efficient.
Battery power could be thought of as the most important yet least considered element of power tool operation. Great battery power, runtime and longevity are expected. But a lot of technology and brainpower goes into the ongoing march toward greater productivity. Here’s what the landscape looks like today.
This new site is replete with tips and tools to help educate building professionals and consumers and key aspects of high-performance buildings. Where building performance is concerned, it’s what’s behind the walls that matters.
Making charging technology simpler and more efficient—and educating builders about it—will help accelerate demand for electric vehicles.
Electric car sales are on the rise. A recent study by the Centre for Solar Energy and Hydrogen Research (ZSW) revealed that an additional 320,000 new electric vehicles (EVs) were registered across the globe in 2014, taking the total number of EVs on the road up to 740,000. The organization estimates that if the market continues to grow at their projected 76 percent rate, EVs will soon be in the garages of one million people.
Bosch will be sharing information with the industry on how fuel efficiency and electrification are impacting the automotive and home building markets.
September 3, 2015 /3BL Media/ - Green Builder Media, LLC recently announced a free webinar with the Gasoline Systems division at Robert Bosch in North America on Thursday, September 24, 2015 at 2:00pm ET. The webinar will give an overview of the regulations and trends that are driving changes and will provide examples of how these technologies are already impacting the automotive market.
Latest issue of Green Builder Magazine highlights Infographics on topics such as Internet of Things, Energy and Climate Change.
July 28, 2015 /3BL Media/ - In this information-saturated world, it’s difficult to keep on top of important issues, even the ones we care about deeply. Increasingly, organizations are turning to the infographic to capture—and hold—our attention. This Digital Age medium—which in some cases can be called an art form—capitalizes on our visual natures, using compelling images to convey factual information. Whether ironic ordisturbing, soberingor inspiring, a well-crafted infographic can cut straight to the heart of a complex issue.
Robert Bosch LLC is developing a direct current (DC) microgrid in a Honda parts distribution center that will connect solar arrays to DC-based energy storage and loads.
ROBERT BOSCH LLC MAY SOON be changing the solar energy game. In February 2015, the California Energy Commission announced a $2.8 million grant award to the Farmington Hills, MI-based company to demonstrate a high-penetration, renewable microgrid.
With the grant money, Bosch will procure and install its newly developed direct current (DC) building-scale microgrid platform in the American Honda Motor Company parts distribution center in California.
Survey shows that buyers believe that green products are higher quality and more accessible than ever.
April 10, 2015 /3BL Media/ - Green Builder Media’s annual Readers' Choice survey polls building professionals to get insight into their green product preferences and brand perceptions. Which green products are most familiar to them? Which brands do they trust and specify most often?