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Information to enhance and create ‘environments’ with short and long term generational goals that benefit and strengthen the human-nature interdependence. I call it the human element.
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Virtual energy storage: Using buildings as batteries

Virtual energy storage: Using buildings as batteries | Restorative Developments | Scoop.it

Thomas Edison once remarked “When we learn how to store electricity, we will cease being apes ourselves; until then we are tailless orangutans.” True to Edison’s insights, recent investment in battery banks, compressed air systems and ultra-capacitors show interest in solutions that improve energy storage technologies. Utilities and the venture capital (VC) community are spending vast sums in search of solutions to curb peak power loads and to address the intermittency of renewable power sources. Edison would likely view these expensive investments in hard storage technologies as noble but misguided efforts to transcend our collective simian roots.

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Greening an Entire Block Instead of Just One Building

Greening an Entire Block Instead of Just One Building | Restorative Developments | Scoop.it
Most smaller commercial buildings can't afford energy retrofits on their own. But what if they banded together?
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