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Tuesday, 01 June 2010 15:41

Inspired by Nature

Some of you may be wondering about the hummingbird on a site about energy efficiency for buildings, so let me explain. First, hummingbirds are pretty amazing, what with their crazy migratory paths and their feistiness around the feeder. Second and more specifically, hummingbirds use such an incredible amount of energy while being amazing and flying backwards and dive bombing people sunbathing near the bird feeder and doing all those other hummingbird-y things, that they need to eat more than their own weight in food every day.

Published in General
Thursday, 03 June 2010 15:38

Employing Retrofits

Consider your building, wherever and whatever it may be. House, data center, office tower, supermarket, restaurant… does not matter. Every building around the world has dozens of ‘emloyees’, otherwise known as appliances and systems. These various ’employees’ in each building, from the the data center air conditioner to the restaurant walk-in cooler, all perform specific tasks within their area of responsibility.

Published in Retrofitting
Tuesday, 08 June 2010 15:33

Trimming the Fat

I had gruel for breakfast this morning. At least that's what it looked like, but technically it was a bowl of steel-cut oats with raisins and pumpkin seeds added in for a bit of flair. I could really taste the health oozing out of it and I hated every minute of it. The only good part of this appalling meal was that it was homemade and pretty low on the energy-intensity scale.

Published in Energy Profiles
Thursday, 10 June 2010 15:28

Whatever Happened to ‘Reuse’?

A beautiful old house down the street from me sold a few weeks ago. In Vancouver’s ludicrous real estate market, that is nothing remarkable. What really floored me though, was when I walked past the other day and saw one of those big signs up in front of the house, indicating that it is on the chopping block to be demolished.

Published in Retrofitting

Whenever I prepare myself for a day of surfing the net, I can't help but imagine what is happening in the world to make this possible. As I brew my coffee and make my breakfast, thousands of servers in thousands of data centers are quietly plugging away to ensure that the internet continues to be accessible 24/7/365.

Published in Energy Profiles
Friday, 18 June 2010 15:10

Stitching Up the Split Incentive

I would not say that I live in a slum. Having seen from afar the deprivations of every day life in Kibera, Nairobi’s enormous slum, I would definitely not say that I live in a slum. However, my apartment is not exactly the nicest place to live. The kitchen floor looks dirty no matter how much I clean it, since previous tenants over the years have stained it beyond redemption. The bathroom has an abundance of black, scary mold due to terrible air circulation and permanent sogginess.

Tuesday, 29 June 2010 15:00

Get Smart

Nothing beats the shoe-phone. Unless there's gum on the bottom of said shoe and it gets stuck to your face while you are trying to have an intense conversation about saving the world from something or other. But nothing beats the shoe-phone in terms of silliness, particularly when it is in the hands of a complete lemon like Maxwell Smart.

Published in General
Thursday, 19 May 2011 12:51

Energy Efficiency and Pizza!

I grew up around small businesses. My mom successfully started, ran, and sold a number of different small businesses throughout my youth, and I have to commend her for doing it all while also managing to be a pretty excellent parent! High-five, mom! But, while she was (and still is) a fantastic entrepreneur, I do remember how stressful it was and the toll it took on her,

Published in World News

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Smartcool Releases Third Quarter Results

Vancouver, BC.  November 27, 2012, Smartcool Systems Inc. (TSX-V: SSC) has filed its Financial Statements and Management Discussion and Analysis for the third quarter and first nine months of 2012. Smartcool has narrowed its focus to target primarily direct sales to major accounts in Europe, a...

Smartcool Launches ECO3 Energy Evolution

Vancouver, BC. September 10, 2012, Smartcool Systems Inc. (TSX-V: SSC) is pleased to present a new program promoting better energy efficiency for homes and businesses through Smartcool retrofits. Full details are available at the new ECO3 Energy Evolution site: www.smartcooleco3.com. Smartcool’s E...

Smartcool Delivers Data Center Energy Efficiency with ECO3

Vancouver, BC. August 21, 2012, Smartcool Systems Inc. (TSX-V: SSC) is pleased to announce the successful completion of an ECO3 air conditioning energy efficiency pilot project for Internet Solutions a division of the Dimension Data, NTT group. This 18-month pilot project achieved 14% energy saving...

Smartcool Comments on Fiscal 2011 and Discusses 2012

Vancouver, BC. May 9, 2012, Smartcool Systems Inc. (TSX-V: SSC) has reported its audited fourth quarter results for the three months and the fiscal year ended December 31, 2011. The year ending December 31, 2011 was a challenging year for Smartcool where expectations for revenue growth did not mate...

Hilton Hotel Malta Improves Energy Efficiency with Smartcool

Vancouver, BC.   February 2, 2012, Smartcool Systems Inc. (TSX-V: SSC) continues to see superb results from 2M Energy Solutions, the leading distributor of Smartcool’s products in Malta. Since the beginning of its Smartcool distribution agreement in February 2009, 2M Energy has continued t...

Smartcool Achieves Profitability and Major Growth in the Fourth Quarter of 2011

Vancouver, BC.   January 24, 2012, Smartcool Systems Inc. (TSX-V: SSC) is pleased to announce that the company has experienced the anticipated growth in its business and achieved profitability during the fourth quarter of 2011. In this quarter, Smartcool achieved the most revenue earned in...

Smartcool Announces Private Placement Offering

VANCOUVER, BC. January 17, 2012. Smartcool Systems Inc. (TSX-V: SSC) announces that further to its news releases dated November 15, 2011 and December 6, 2011, the company will not proceed with the closing of the final tranche of the private placement as initially announced on November 15, 2011. The ...

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