IBM’s Smarter Planet division released a new solution recently that can make buildings energy efficient— even if they are huge and 100 years old like the company itself. Vice president of the Smarter Buildings division at IBM, Dave Bartlett, visited TechCrunch TV to talk about the stupid ways that people waste energy in medium to large buildings, and how the company’s new Intelligent Building… → Read More
A Boston startup that makes energy auditing software for the commercial buildings industry, Retroficiency, raised $800,000 in a seed round led by energy management services firm World Energy Solutions (NASDAQ: XWES), and joined by a number of angel investors including Jean Hammond and Jill Preotle (both early investors in ZipCar) the companies announced today.
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Annapolis-based Nexus EnergyHomes raised the first $200,000 of a $1.5 million dollar series A round, a new SEC filing revealed. The company designs, sells and builds pre-fab homes that are “net zero,” or zero energy homes (ZEHs).
Scientific Conservation Inc. (SCI) — a San Francisco company that makes software to diagnose and help stop energy-wasting problems in commercial buildings — raised $15.6 million in a series B investment led by DFJ Growth Fund the companies announced today. DFJ Ventures and The Westly Group also joined the round, which brings the company’s total funding raised to $24.6 million.
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A new SEC filing revealed that the Cambridge, Mass. consultancy Sustainability Roundtable, Inc. (SR Inc.) raised about $1 million to help corporations green their facilities and operations, and learn how to run their businesses in an environmentally and socially responsible manner.
Soladigm raised a $30 million series C investment the company announced this morning. Founded in 2007, the company makes smart glass for green buildings that can change from clear to tinted automatically, in response to changes in light or temperature. Windows using this “electro-chromic” technology help building owners and operators reduce their heat, cooling and lighting costs, and energy… → Read More