Science Fiction Is Now a Reality: Smart Building

Sept. 12, 2008
Energy Efficiency Markets interviews Nancy Edwards Cronin, principal partner with IP Capital Group. She discusses the growing market for “new” Smart Buildings and how science fiction is becoming a reality as technology advances and prices drop for energy efficient appliances. For example, technologies are under development that may deliver wireless electricity or turn off all […]

Energy Efficiency Markets interviews Nancy Edwards Cronin, principal partner with IP Capital Group. She discusses the growing market for “new” Smart Buildings and how science fiction is becoming a reality as technology advances and prices drop for energy efficient appliances. For example, technologies are under development that may deliver wireless electricity or turn off all appliances and lights with one main switch.

About the Author

Lisa Cohn | Contributing Editor

I focus on the West Coast and Midwest. Email me at [email protected]

I’ve been writing about energy for more than 20 years, and my stories have appeared in EnergyBiz, SNL Financial, Mother Earth News, Natural Home Magazine, Horizon Air Magazine, Oregon Business, Open Spaces, the Portland Tribune, The Oregonian, Renewable Energy World, Windpower Monthly and other publications. I’m also a former stringer for the Platts/McGraw-Hill energy publications. I began my career covering energy and environment for The Cape Cod Times, where Elisa Wood also was a reporter. I’ve received numerous writing awards from national, regional and local organizations, including Pacific Northwest Writers Association, Willamette Writers, Associated Oregon Industries, and the Voice of Youth Advocates. I first became interested in energy as a student at Wesleyan University, Middletown, Connecticut, where I helped design and build a solar house.

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