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Retail, Meet Technology

The key to making retail spaces energy efficient starts with understanding how technology can assist. Let’s start with exploring the technology that is available in the market place, the application of the technologies…

Food waste across the world

Every year, nearly one trillion dollars is wasted on food that will never be eaten globally. Industrialized nations waste about $680 billion worth of food, while developing nations waste $310 billion (Finn 2014).…

Impact of Medical Technology on the Practice of Medicine

“Medical technology is a broad field where innovation plays a crucial role in the delivery of health care3.” These technologies are evolving at an extraordinary rate, with new technologies being created and existing technologies…

Retail and the Utility

Retail spaces are energy hogs – more specifically electricity hogs. These spaces, on average, consume approximately 65% more electricity than a typical office building and thus have a significant demand on the electrical…

Smart food packaging

In the last blog I spoke about food waste, and though it is not likely that it will ever be completely eliminated, there do exist plenty of possibilities to reduce it. For example,…

Solar Power in California

The overall energy needs for each state are growing on a regular basis due to the increasing amount of electricity dependency in the lives of the population and the rapid growth of the…

Medical Technology

For 1000 of years, medicine was a hit or miss proposition confined to mystical treatments, folk cures, and educated guesswork [5]. The healing process lacks durational or systematic approach and was regarded as…

Food Waste: from Farm to Fork

According to data compiled in an NRDC report by Dana Gunders, about 40% of the food produced in the United States goes to waste, costing businesses and consumers $165 billion every year. This…

New Program: ENERpreneurship

BIG Weekends are intense, fun, hands-on introductions to entrepreneurship. You will meet others – students, faculty, staff, and alumni – interested in startups and solving interesting challengesthrough new business ventures. This weekend covers…