‘Personal Climate Control,’ Lasers, and the Wild Future of Thermostats

Read the full story in Atlantic Cities. Buildings are the largest consumer of energy in the United States, with residential and commercial properties together accounting for about 40 percent of the country's energy use. Most of that, in turn, comes from all the effort it takes to heat and cool these places with a kind …

A Very Brief History of Why It’s So Hard to Get From Brooklyn to Queens

Read the full story in Atlantic Cities. Ever try to get from Brooklyn to Queens, two of the most populated boroughs of New York City? Without a car, it's nearly impossible, as most subway lines require one to go through Manhattan first. I was recently at an event and speaking to a Brooklyn business leader …