But keeping a boiler boiling or emergency exit lights illuminated is different from air conditioning dozens of floors of empty offices to maintain a temperate 70 degrees all day long. Robin says that the only way that contractually set electricity practices can adapt to an unusual circumstance such as this pandemic is for tenants and owner-operators to be in contact and agree to make adjustments. This, he says, is already happening, especially in bigger buildings and among larger tenants. … [Read more...] about Empty office buildings are still devouring energy. Why?
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Is the $1,400 figure definite? Nothing’s definite! This is America in 2021. Both sides of the aisle support stimulus checks for coronavirus relief, and economic distress is on the upswing, so $1,400 checks may well hold, or they may even go higher: Republicans, including Senator Marco Rubio of Florida, have pushed for $2,000 checks. Anything could happen, though. … [Read more...] about Biden stimulus update: What the new president and Senate could mean for third checks
When the Trump supporters in attendance weren’t calling us losers, they would also say, “Give him a chance,” which is nice because who doesn’t love condescension that comes with a homework assignment. But Trump never gave us a chance to give him a chance. He campaigned with immense hostility, propelled by dishonesty, and after winning, he immediately began a four-year experiment of treating those in cities who voted against him like a population of conquered foes. Had any liberal with a Burning Man-grade open mind still felt like actually giving Trump a chance, though, somewhere between the inauguration crowd size lie and the insidious, sloppily executed Muslim ban one week later, that chance would have evaporated. … [Read more...] about What looking back at Trump’s inauguration tells us about Biden’s presidency
The study comes as regulators and social media companies consider how to reform social media in the wake of this month’s Capitol riot in Washington, D.C., and the reputation platforms have built for triggering addictive behavior and political division. Its goal is to create a set of criteria that platform designers and the public can look at as they consider how to build social media that can be popular, inclusive, and beneficial. While social media sites function in many ways like traditional public spaces such as parks or town squares, most weren’t designed with civic good or societal well-being in mind, the researchers argue. … [Read more...] about These 14 principles could help big platforms create healthier social media
"I made this record in isolation during quarantine. It was a weird year, but I tried to capture that feeling. I hope you get a chance to check it out, I can send a download if you'd prefer." https://t.co/hgxKfPlUx1 … [Read more...] about The internet has hilarious guesses about the letter Trump reportedly left for Biden