This week was all about batteries and earnings reports. Here’s a quick rundown of what went on in our industry in the past few days:
-Some interesting developments are underway to extend the life of lithium ion batteries, from self-longer lifespans under investigation by the government to self-healing mechanisms being explored by scientists. Johnson Controls also found a way to shrink the size and cost of micro-hybrid batteries.
-The United States Green Building Council is revving up for its Greenbuild Conference and Acterra is accepting applications for its Sustainable Built Environments Award.
-Johnson Controls came out with big numbers in its earnings report, to much praise from Wall Street. Thanks to their success, people are looking at high tech companies in a new way.
-Consumers appear to be willing to support “clean energy” projects financially but they may be weary when heating bills continue to rise this year.
-An successful Japanese HVAC company opened its first North American plant in Houston and Johnson Controls releases its EM Series Electric Sub-Meters.
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