Programmable thermostats allow Energy3D to study the effects of human behavior on home energy use

Energy3D Version 5.1 has incorporated a new feature: programmable thermostats (Figure 1). This allows users to add a programmable thermostat to each building in the design. Such a thermostat allows building researchers to model the occupants’ schedules and thermal comfort preferences, making it possible to include a human dimension into building simulation.

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The National Science Foundation funds large-scale applications of infrared cameras in schools

We are pleased to announce that the National Science Foundation has awarded the Concord Consortium, Next Step Living, and Virtual High School a grant of $1.2M to put innovative technologies such as infrared cameras into the hands of thousands of secondary students. This education-industry collaborative will create a technology-enhanced learning pathway from school to home […]

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