Virtual power plants to become the next hot housing amenity

Solar powered systems and batteries are set to become one of the hottest housing amenities in both residential and commercial properties. Experts say that recent advances in these technologies have led to lower costs, and that means they’ll soon become a must have for both homeowners and companies alike. Looking to cash in on the

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Ask Brian: What Are Some Easy and Low Cost DIY Projects for Energy Savings?

Ask Brian is a weekly column by Real Estate Expert Brian Kline. If you have questions on real estate investing, DIY, home buying/selling, or other housing inquiries please email your questions to [email protected] Question from Jerry in Carlisle, PA: Hello Brian.This will be the first winter for my wife, son, and me in our new

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Consumers say they’ll pay more for net-zero energy homes

A growing number of consumers indicate they’d be willing to spend more to buy a ‘net-zero energy home’, or one that generates as much energy as it uses. A recent survey by the Propane Education & Research Council of 2,200 U.S. adults who’re planning to buy, remodel or build a home, reveals that the vast

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Freddie Mac finances upgrades to cut utility costs

Freddie Mac says it’s helping to provide lower utility bills for low and middle income residents in thousands of homes by making energy-efficient improvements to their units. The energy saving drive is part of a three year “Duty to Serve” plan that Freddie Mac says is designed to create more rental and ownership opportunities in

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Aquicore’s energy management platform helps to boost energy efficiency in large buildings

A company called Aquicore is helping environmentally-conscious property owners with a comprehensive energy management software platform that’s designed to help improve energy efficiency in every room and every level of each building in their portfolios. Aquicore’s platform delivers advanced analytics on energy usage across your entire portfolio with a single click, allowing users to compare

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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

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