WASHINGTON (AP) — A new report from a Washington-based nonprofit says technology and the Internet hold the potential for large energy savings by networking homes, buildings, factories, transportation systems and other energy users.
The report was released Tuesday by the American Council for Energy-Efficient Economy, a group that advocates energy efficiency.READ MORE: Baltimore Man Handed 40 Year Sentence In Beating, Death Of 2-Month-Old Daughter
The group says the approach could cut energy use by as much as 22 percent.
The council says the approach called “intelligent efficiency” moves beyond making individual devices more efficient.READ MORE: BPD Officer Dragged By Car 2 Blocks Is Now In Fair Condition; 36-Year-Old Charged
Weather forecasts, for example, could be used to decide to pre-cool buildings before temperatures and electricity demand rise.
Sensors could also lower air conditioning and lighting if a building is not occupied. And signs across communities could be networked to provide energy-saving information.MORE NEWS: Crime Without Punishment: Homicide Clearance Rates Are Declining Across The US. Baltimore's Is Down To 42%
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