This section includes articles about how companies and individuals can use RFID to improve recycling, become more environmentally responsible and reduce human impact on the environment.
- New ZigBee PRO Feature: Green Power
Published February 2013
In this white paper, the ZigBee Alliance outlines the basics of ZigBee technology, sensor control networks, battery-free communication, efficient energy usage, energy harvesting and more. The report explains the new Green Power feature included in the ZigBee PRO 2012 specification, which facilitates the deployment of wireless sensors in large areas, such as shopping malls, hospitals and parking garages, in which thousands of devices would otherwise need to be powered by batteries, thereby substantially reducing building maintenance tasks, while remaining environmentally friendly. (9 pages)
- How to Design a Low-Power Wireless Sensor Network
Published August 2009
GreenPeak's Wim de Kimpe discusses a "green" approach to wireless networks, using no network cables or power lines, and requiring little or no maintenance over the life of a device, for use in machine-to-machine networks, as well as for industrial, control, health, security and other applications. (4 pages)