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Airbnb & Nest Partnership – A Huge Win for Google, Airbnb and Hosts, but is it Good for Guests?

By Scott Kirk We recently discussed Airbnb’s partnership with Nest (acquired by Google in January 2014 for $3.2B). The nuts and bolts of the partnership include Airbnb providing selected hosts with the Nest Learning Thermostat free of charge ($250 retail value) and access to Nest’s MyEnergy platform that allows hosts to track energy consumption, learn […]

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Asset utilization – a key omission in the abatement lever debate?

By Wayne Hu At the beginning of the 20th century, 41 percent of the natural resources in the US were recycled. Today, that figure is 13 percent[1]. Could more effective asset utilization be one of the keys to sustainable living, deserving mention alongside other carbon abatement levers such as renewables and energy efficiency measures that […]

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