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.

Survey Shows Current Attitudes to Smart Homes

Lowes recently released a survey on smart homes, and discovered that more than 70% of Americans who have smartphones would like to be able to control some feature within their home, without having to move. According to the article in RisMedia, the survey looked at people’s attitudes towards home automation as well as their experiences.

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Ontario’s Environmental Commissioner Speaks out on Home Energy Consumption

Ontario’s Environmental Commissioner, Gord Miller has spoken out about the need for better protection for home buyers. His recently released his Annual Energy Conservation Progress Report has tracked Ontario’s efforts to conserve energy. It takes an in-depth look at the government conservation promises in the Green Energy Act which was passed three years ago

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