1. The Energy Department will present a live webinar titled “The Buildings Performance Database: The Power of Data” on Tuesday, August 6, from 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time. The webinar will offer an overview of the Buildings Performance Database goals and design principles, a live demo of the database, information on how to contribute data, and a question and answer session. Pre-registration required.
2. SmartPlanet Daily reports that Saudi Arabia is building a massive $22 billion metro to cut oil use: Imagine if all 6 million people in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area drove everywhere. Without the metro and bus systems there would be massive gridlock (way more than there already is). [Read more…]