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A “Smart” Approach to Energy Savings

Thursday, September 20th, 2018 By Woolpert Labs cool things, fresh ideas

Let’s admit it—the average energy efficiency toolkit is a bit tired, ripe for innovation and “smart” technology. As they have for decades, utilities’ energy efficiency programs typically rely on rebates to catalyze action. Think of rebates as “carrots” for homeowners and businesses to weatherize or upgrade/replace equipment. The hope is that these rebate carrots will […]

Work Smarter, Not Harder

Friday, July 13th, 2018 By Woolpert Labs cool things, fresh ideas

Everyone has heard the age-old saying, “Work smarter, not harder.” Nowhere is this concept more applicable than as a result of the Internet of Things’ aptitude for automating and communicating manual tasks. Tracking the daily measurements of seemingly unchanging interior spaces can be terribly tedious. Yet when large, heavy equipment begins shifting positions, the demand […]

“The Science of Where”: 2018 Esri Partner Conference Highlights

Tuesday, March 27th, 2018 By Woolpert Labs Uncategorized

My colleague Natasha Hartley and I recently attended the 2018 Esri Partner Conference in Palm Springs with the goal of learning more about Esri’s 2018 focus and priorities. Esri coined the phrase “The Science of Where” to describe its vision for the future of GIS. As both a framework and a process for creating location […]

You’re Thinking About Open Data?

Wednesday, September 6th, 2017 By Woolpert Labs cool things, in the works

Open data is a trendy topic. From the federal portal to the Federal Geographic Data Committee’s GeoPlatform to state and local government open data portals, an increasing amount of government data is being made available as open data. What’s driving this? Citizens demand more government transparency and access to government-owned information. Many states, counties […]