Podcast: How Ann Arbor seeks to lift up an underserved neighborhood through community geothermal

This episode features Missy Stults, Sustainability and Innovations Director for the City of Ann Arbor, MI, one of 11 communities being funded by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Geothermal Technologies Office to design a community geothermal heating and cooling system. 

Long-standing drought in Nevada calls for innovative solutions

By Mindy Haffke  New conservation measures by the Southern Nevada Water Authority (SNWA) to reduce water consumption in the Las Vegas Valley require new and innovative solutions for HVAC cooling systems that utilize methods other than water.   Due to the extreme drought conditions in the area, the water level in Lake Mead, which is a

AI and automation among Controlled Environment Agriculture trends

By Luke Streit  AI, automation, and standardization are at the forefront of controlled environment agriculture (CEA), an industry that has been slow to adapt overall. But these tools, among others, will be critical in producing consistent crops.  I recently attended the Indoor AgTech Innovation Summit in New York, where I heard from some of the

Podcast: Innovation ends the game of ‘Frogger’

This episode of The Future Built Smarter podcast examines an innovative and integrated application of reality capture technologies that has been developed by IMEG to improve exterior lighting and security site assessments. Explaining the components, applications, and benefits of the ALL (Accurately Locating Light) Meter are guests Eric Vallejo, Director of Reality Capture and Geospatial