Open Sen.se is a platform for experimenting with the interconnectivity of worldwide devices. VahÃ© Kassardjian, the company’s co-founder gives an overview of the project, from its initial development to specific examples of its application. Describing the process as "going from the mental all the way to the metal", he shows how Open Sen.se is meant to do more than just track data and VahÃ© reviews how it can be implemented.
This podcast is all about protecting your energy so you don’t take on the negative energy of other people. So if you’re an empath, or if you find yourself getting upset about things that have nothing to do with you, you’ll want to listen to this mp3.
Pachube is an on-line database service provider that allows developers to connect sensor data to the Web and to build their own applications on it. Its creator, Usman Haque, discusses it, reviewing what Pachube is, how it can be used, and examples of its value as a way to manage data. He argues that services like Pachube can take advantage of open data to discover and share information.
47 minutes, 21.5mb, recorded 2007-03-26
Amory Lovins MAP/Ming Visiting Professor for Energy and the Environment at Stanford University
According to Amory Lovins, the way to design energy efficient buildings involves "thinking outside the box", or simply just giving up old ways of approaching the problem.
Lovins begins this audio lecture with examples of three buildings in three different climes (Denver, Colorado; Davis, California; Germany) that, using imaginative design, save both energy and costs. He includes stories of opportunities to apply clever design during renovation as well as in new construction. With each success story we hear about the potential gains through air conditioning, lighting and heating, and through innovative design of lamps, windows, and ducts.
Rather than entailing higher construction costs, smartly designed buildings can often actually cost less, a phenomenon Lovins refers to as "tunneling through the cost barrier". This is part one of a two-part presentation on “Energy Efficiency in Buildings”. It is also the first in a series of five talks on Energy Efficiency by Amory Lovins and is brought to you by MAP.