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High Performance Museums and Galleries


At a recent salon sponsored by Urban Green, industry pros discussed new strategies and the changing landscape for achieving energy efficiency in buildings that have long been exempt from such standards – museums and galleries.
Energy efficiency, museums, galleries, lighting, heating, cooling, high-performance, LED, environment, environmental, loads, control, conditions, humidity, temperature, climate

Tangible Tuesdays: Frontline Gloves


Kevin Cannon & Ashwin Rajan’s Frontline Gloves are a pair of networked gloves that allow firefighters to use hand gestures to communicate wirelessly in low-visibility, low-oxygen situations. The design incorporates customized electronics based on the ATMega chip, a wireless Xbee module, a sonar sensor, ultra-bright LEDs and bend sensors.
frontline gloves, networked, gestures, communication, sensor, LEDs, wireless, electronics, messages, Kevin Cannon, Ashwin Rajan, firefighters, working, conditions, Interaction Design

Salvage Shed


Many families are still crowded into one-bedroom FEMA trailers even 2 years after Hurricane Katrina devastated the US Gulf Coast. The Building Goodness Foundation has been providing relief to these cramped conditions building extra rooms for storage or a living room, even an extra bedroom.
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