Without constant monitoring, solar PV efficiency remains limited

Solar panels leveraging photovoltaic (PV) technology to convert sunlight into electricity are notoriously inefficient. According to research by the International Energy Agency, one way to improve PV efficiency is through the implementation of Statistical Performance Monitoring combined with some advanced machine-learning. In their report, the researchers identified 4 different methodologies for improving solar panel efficiency, … Continue reading Without constant monitoring, solar PV efficiency remains limited

Why HDR pursued and achieved LEED Platinum for their new Virginia facility

Stephen Manlove is managing principal for the Washington, DC office of the award-winning HDR Architecture group. Their new office building, located in the Clarendon neighborhood of Arlington, VA, was just awarded LEED Platinum certification under USGBC's LEED for Interiors, under version 2009 of the program. Such a pursuit is not for the faint of heart. … Continue reading Why HDR pursued and achieved LEED Platinum for their new Virginia facility

MacBook Air 2012 vs. MacBook 2006 By The Numbers – Truly More From Less

When people tell me they have a computer-related problem, or ask me for advice about computers, the first answer I give is usually along the lines of, "Get a Mac." And then I'll try my best to help them deal with the situation at hand. Up until a few years ago, most people justify Windows-based … Continue reading MacBook Air 2012 vs. MacBook 2006 By The Numbers – Truly More From Less

Ed Poll on Technology for Lawyers: Buy with the Head, Not the Heart

Legal consultant and coach, Ed Poll, is an expert at offering advice to attorneys on everything from practice management, business development, succession planning, and strategy for lawyers and law firms. In addition to his outstanding blog, LawBizBlog, Poll also offers a free, yet extremely valuable email newsletter. In the latest edition of his newsletter, Poll … Continue reading Ed Poll on Technology for Lawyers: Buy with the Head, Not the Heart

Using Hootsuite To Measure Social Media ROI

ROI stands for Return On Investment. In professional marketing (and business, in general), ROI is everything - at least for some people. The point of ROI is simple and pragmatic: Will this investment produce results that are desirable enough to justify the investment? Whether the investment is time or money, this is an important question. … Continue reading Using Hootsuite To Measure Social Media ROI