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To beat the summer heat, passive cooling really works

Opening the windows at night and pulling down shades during the sunniest part of the afternoon can keep homes from becoming dangerously hot during extreme heat waves.This article was originally published on this website.

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Homes fitted with new technology could make the grid smarter

Researchers at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) have developed a control system that could make most of America’s homes more capable partners in managing the nation’s electricity resources.This article was originally published on this website.