If electric passenger cars have been slow to take off, how likely is it that heavy trucks will electrify? Quite likely, actually. This article discusses the barriers and ROI of hybrid and all-electric trucks for commercial fleets.
There is definitely profit to be had in city data: directly by selling/sharing data and indirectly by saving money and improving every aspect of the city, from transportation to tax collection. While municipalities face a lot of the same challenges in implementing IoT and data analytics that business does, there are specific barriers, including the way cities contract and pay for outside services. Read more:
Thanks to super-smart software, architects and designers can analyze potential energy use and performance of their buildings in the early design phase. This is one of the top trends in the 2018 World Green Building Trends. More here:
Solace House takes sustainable design to the next level: Their prototype home is affordable and energy-positive: Thanks to careful design, innovative materials and smart systems, it generates more energy than it uses.
This was a fun story for me to do. At first, I thought 3D printing of concrete was a technology in search of a use. But New Charity has an interesting funding model that allows it to explore pricey, leading-edge technologies for social good. And they are doing great work.