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retrofits

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Boston housing project gets deep green retrofit (photos)

The low-income Castle Square Apartments are undergoing a very large energy efficiency retrofit by using a range of relatively inexpensive techniques.

8 Images By May 23, 2011

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ALTe Powertrain Tech retrofits trucks as plug-ins

Are conversions a quicker route to electric vehicles? Start-up has marketing deal to retrofit vans and pick-ups for fleet owners as extended-range EVs.

By April 7, 2011

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Home Energy Score program aims to boost retrofits

Federal initiative designed to launch the home efficiency industry will give homeowners an efficiency rating and access to energy-saving loans.

By November 9, 2010

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'Deep-energy retrofits' take root in homes

The talk at an annual building conference in Boston is about how to reduce energy use in houses by more than 50 percent. Early pilot tests show it can be done, but with steep costs.

By March 12, 2010

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SolarCity crunches data for home efficiency loans

By offering financing and software-based energy assessments, SolarCity seeks to expand from solar to energy efficiency upgrades.

By March 27, 2012

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Energy retrofits could save $41 billion a year

Research analyst calculates how much must be spent to update U.S. commercial real estate versus the resulting savings in energy bills.

By July 22, 2010

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Freddie, Fannie reject energy retrofit loans

Federal Housing Finance Agency, which regulates the U.S. mortgage giants, opposes White House-backed PACE loans for green retrofits, threatening the program.

By July 7, 2010

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Microsoft: Software puts kibosh on energy waste

Microsoft project finds that software provided as good a bang for the buck as upgrading physical infrastructure in commercial building energy retrofits.

By October 5, 2011

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Sync update adds new, yet little-known, Bluetooth profile to vehicles

Ford released an update for Sync that installs the Bluetooth Message Access Profile (MAP) on the infotainment platform. The update doesn't bring a lot of new features to Sync subscribers, but Ford is hoping the specification will become widely adopted by mobile device manufactures to facilitate more hands-free control of smartphones in the future.

By October 18, 2011

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On the road to a low-energy house

During a green building tour, owners and designers say super-efficient homes have many common products and techniques, starting with a very well insulated building "envelope."

By October 9, 2011