Heating and cooling account for roughly 48% of the energy use in a typical U.S. home, making it the largest energy expense for most families. In the commercial building sector, the cost is approximately 40%. Johnson Controls, one of the leading providers of HVAC, Fire and Security systems in the world, is changing how spaces are viewed and controlled. As the inventors of the first thermostat, Johnson Controls has innovated once again with GLAS. Utilizing Windows 10 IoT Core, Cortana voice services, and Azure Cloud, GLAS is a simple to use, elegant thermostat that brings leading energy savings and air quality monitoring to everyday spaces. Johnson Controls is reinventing the thermostat and our lives.
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Smug, self-satisfied and wrong. I designed a learning thermostat that took input from previous room usage, room physics, users, factors such as outside temperature and sunrise-sunset to proactively control room temperature for my UCD Masters at UCL in 1992. I didn't patent the ideas but still have the paper somewhere.
Not going to lie, it will probably be around 3 or 400 dollars being Johnson controls and Microsoft. But if it can shine above the others on the market it could be worth every penny. I can say I'm trying to get a trial unit. Being with jci I heard about this and want to see how it will function in my own house
The commercial industry has had standard browser access for lights, HVAC and other functions for YEARS without the cost and integration of Crestron/AMX/etc systems. Resi guys are so behind in logical solutions.
I'm not defined by my things, microsoft. No one really is. Wake up.
Also, good job ripping off the live wallpaper off of your competitors and not coming up with anything original. I'll cheer and rave the day microsoft dies. They're a leech on society and a cancer to the planet.
Hackers can hack things like these say computer security testers. Also this is _not innovative_ . These things have been talked about for 40 years. All it is is a motion sensor that turns on and off the heat or air conditioning for rooms. The technology already exists for lights. And it's easy to configure motion sensors to open or close electric dampers on duct outlets. But no one uses electric dampers or because they cost too much and they are not safe. That is the reason why dampers are controlled by mechanical hand switches in houses. Also I would never trust a computer controlled gas fire place without a lot of computer security. And still I would be hesitant to use it because there are so many things that could go wrong. Most fire fighters do even trust just microwave ovens let alone an automatic gas fire. And if you are doing to sell these things then make sure that they only work in houses with fire sprinklers without foam insulation. Automatic temperature controls are a disaster waiting to happen in a house imo
Why do you hate the metric system so much? Why doesn't it display degrees Celsius, or kelvins? You should offer it metric only, and let the anti-metric crowd do without. They CHOSE to be morons. It's bad enough they force me to choose between obeying speed limits in miles, or walking on roads without sidewalks.
No links ? Is this available in the market? I contacted Johnson Controls and they never heard of it.. I have a few costumers very interested in this product but I need to know if its comparable with Trane
Great Product by Microsoft, but this form factor is unexpected and perhaps overkill for HVAC control. What I love about the Nest is it is intuitive. My Grand Mother could woke in and figure out how to operate it. You will get no arguments from me that the GLAS Thermostat is a thing of beauty and I love the nod towards high tech products. I think the missing element here is simplicity. There are lots of HVAC Control, some that probably do more than the NEST. I think the simplicity and the familiar form factor have made it a hit.
Buzz, I highly doubt you live in a house that has no integrated circuits regulating your appliances. Refrigerators, washing machines, Dryers, dishwashers, water heaters and average-every-day thermostats have electronic regulators controlled by calculus based mathematics. You don't have to be scared of a "smart" appliances because unlike regular appliances, this one can actually stop itself from exploding.
Justin, read the other comment entirely. Residential Automatic electric dampers are not inherently safe. They decay from heat exposure and can catch fire or create sparks. Automatic thermostats lead to using remotely controlled heat adjustments for each room. The heat adjusters are called damper when in use with central heating and air conditioning. The same things are used in office buildings but office buildings are made of steel so it's not so dangerous. Houses are made of wood and many use dangerous foam insulation (PIR), like what burned that London apartment building
I love this edgy look! I was so excited that her hair, even as short as it is now, was still able to be put into the fun and trendy dutch pigtail braids! Instead of braiding to the ends, I ended them in close together pigtails at the nape of her neck. After I finished braiding, I tugged on the outsides of the braid gently to loosen them and make them a little messy and fun! Since she doesn’t have enough hair to tie around the elastics, I made sure to use elastics that matched her hair so they blend in as much as possible. You could also cover them with clips or bows! A view from the back of her Dutch pigtail braids! A great braid for short hair is a micro accent braid! My biggest tip for braiding short hair would be to add in small slices of hair rather than big ones. I did a small (micro) braid along a slightly curved deep part for anther cute and edgy look! You could also do another one next to it if you wanted a little more to the look, but I really liked how simple this one was. You can see how the part curves a little better from this view of the back. I ended the braid close to the head with an elastic that matched her hair. For our fourth style, we did a 3/4 french braid! Super simple but also super cute! You could do any type braid! It would also look cute using a Dutch braid or a fishtail braid! I loved the side view of this braid! I will for sure be doing this one next time she goes to gymnastics or swimming, whichever comes first! Our last braid is two four dutch lace braids into two loops in the back. Start off by parting the hair down the middle. On each side of the part, do a dutch lace braid, adding hair in from only the section closest to the part as you braid. Tie the braids together in the back with a small elastic and before you pull the hair all the way through to make a ponytail, leave it in a cute little loop! If the hair is a little bit longer, you could do a tiny bun. Repeat this directly under the braid you just did so you have two rows and two loops.
We will have to be coming up with lots more short hair braids in the future, so be sure to give us a follow over at our newly redesigned blog Abella’s Braids to see more as we do them!
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love these ideas! My daughter recently cut about 8 inches off her hair and is loving her shorter hair, but I’ve mostly been at a loss of what to do with it! Thanks!
Abella has been begging me for at least a year, probably closer to two years, to cut her hair. I posted a photo on Instagram with a question in the caption. “Abella has been begging me to cut her hair short, do you think I should let her do it?” Almost everyone said “YES!” So thanks to all of the good advice from my followers, we did it…and we haven’t regretted it for a second! I think she looks so cute and it really fits her personality! It’s for sure a lot harder to come up with braids but it’s pushed me to step out of my comfort zone! We wanted to show you that even if you have short hair, there are lots of cute braids you can still do!
This first braid (above) is three ladder braids. Start out with a part deep to one side. On the side with less hair, start out by doing a waterfall braid along the part. Under that one, do another waterfall braid, but incorporate the waterfall pieces from the one above it as you braid. Under that one, do a french braid. Incorporate the waterfall pieces from the second braid as you go. We braided each one to the ends and used elastics that matched her hair to tie them off.