Smart Home Technologies Could Help Reduce Peak Time Power Usage



It’s hoped that smart home technologies will help reduce peak time power usage as according to a press release, South Dakota’s State University researchers have been given an $80,000 grant to develop a next-generation residential energy management system.

Ply Gem offers some green home remodeling tips for Earth Day



Although many homeowners know that it’s important to run an eco-friendly home, there are many who don’t know how to go about doing so.

Will Illinois Become the First Smart State?



According to an article in greenbiz.com, Illinois is set to become the very first US smart state. It will be the first to support a coordinated and government approved strategy for tech-centric initiatives in smart cities.

Zillow identifies energy-efficient home hot spots



Cities with some of the largest carbon footprints are also hot spots for energy-efficient home technology, according to a new Zillow analysis.

Top five technologies to boost energy efficiency at home



Consumers are becoming increasingly aware of environmentally friendly practices, and perhaps even more than that, they’re always looking to save a few dollars wherever they can. When it comes to home construction and building management, new technologies are emerging to answer consumer’s demands for greater energy efficiency that leads to environmentally-friendly cost savings that really […]

Three Home Improvement Projects That Will Add Value to Your Property



With the real estate market still in a massive slump, more and more homeowners are taking to renovating and adding to their homes in order to increase home value and make the property overall more attractive to buyers.

This Year’s Must-Haves For New Homes



Convenience, livability, and energy efficiency are top priorities in the construction of new homes this year, according to the National Association of Home Builders, which recently released the most popular features in new single-family homes in 2014.

Curb Appeal for the Energy Conscious



Curb appeal is a popular term that refers to the ability of a home to attract buyers from the moment they see your house. You don’t have to be selling a home to buy into curb appeal. For example a neat yard, a charming set-up, a new door, and windows–all of these aspects can affect […]

Spring Eco-Upgrades For Your Home



Making your home more eco-friendly can be a costly business if you’re committed to energy independence and sustainability, and if you can’t afford to install solar panels or low-energy appliances you might be at a loss as to how to get started. Luckily there are a lot of ways you can reduce your energy costs and reduce your impact on the environment.

How to Create an Energy Efficient Household



Between things like rent, mortgage payments, car bills and food, the average household has a lot of expenditures. Many families buckling under the weight of these costs likely don’t spend much time worrying about how to reduce their carbon footprint. What many people don’t know is that notions of energy efficiency and lowering utility bills are directly intertwined. That means average folks across the country can do their part for the environment while seeing those hefty summer and winter energy bills go down. The way to do this is through energy efficient appliances.

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