Energy Management

PowerWise Systems energy management and building intelligence solutions allow homeowners to: Know your energy costs in detail Create efficient equipment schedules Keep heating an cooling costs down Receive equipment failure warnings Analyze detailed usage by circuit

Type: Fact Sheet

Sponsor: PowerWise Systems


The Future of Water Conservation

Conserving water means using what is necessary and no more, but there are both simple and complex aspects to water conservation. This white paper, sponsored by ACT D'MAND Kontrol® Systems, looks at some of the ways homeowners can conserve water...

Type: White Paper

Sponsor: ACT D'MAND Systems


Hot Water on Demand

Water conservation is important for the environment, municipal water systems and household budgets. Turning on a faucet for hot water and waiting for it to heat up wastes 7,000 to 10,000 gallons of water a year for a typical household....

Type: White Paper

Sponsor: ACT D'MAND Systems


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FEATURES


Smart home technology designed to make life easier

In today's busy world, homeowners are increasingly seeking out home automation solutions to make life simpler.

IBS Preview: building products for high performance homes

At the 2016 International Builders' Show in Las Vegas, building product manufacturers will display the latest and best products that are an integral part of today's high performance home.

Kitchen remodeling on a budget: 7 tips for the WOW factor

Every family should have a kitchen that is not only functional but beautiful and filled with warmth.

High-rise retro-fit earns LEED Gold in Philadelphia

The zero-carbon-footprint redesign saves an estimated 15 million pounds of CO2 each year – the equivalent of the emissions from 1,200 motor vehicles.

Countdown: Top 10 high performance home features of 2015

More than half of home builders expect to be doing 60 percent or more of their new homes green by 2020, an interest reflected in the Top 10 feature stories for 2015.

Net zero energy demonstration house moving to net zero water operation

While net zero energy for homes has been growing in popularity, net zero water use is the next frontier for high performance homes.

Santa Tracker app ties into smart home technology

If there's any wondering if Santa actually stopped your home this holiday season, a new Santa Tracker app can help settle any doubts.

6 tips to stop dangerous backdrafting air in your home

Even the most astute homeowners can fail to plan for backdrafting, a potentially deadly phenomenon that can turn your home into a hub for dangerous gasses.

Tiny house features plastic building products to improve energy efficiency (video)

An energy efficient tiny house using innovative plastic building products that improve a home's overall energy efficiency will be on display.

Don't miss these 2016 home design trends (Photos)

From smart home technology to open floor plan living, the 2016 home is adapting to on-the-go families and Millennials.

With new devices it's easier to make your home smarter

Sales of smart home devices will exceed 20 million units by the end of 2014 and increase to 36 million units by 2017.

Designer kitchen appliances blend style and performance

The new Nate Berkus-inspired line of LG Studio appliances includes a counter-depth refrigerator, gas and electric slide-in ranges and an over-the-range microwave.

Luxury downdraft range hood delivers indoor air quality

When it comes to kitchens, experts say that form should follow function.

Modular home uses ductless mini splits to handle Massachusetts winters

Last winter, heating bills were about one fourth of similar neighboring houses.

Energy Star Appliances and Electronics at the heart of the Proud Green Home of St. Louis

The owners of the Proud Green Home of St. Louis wanted to make their home energy efficient, and a host of appliances and electronics from LG Electronics are helping them do just that.

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Energy-efficient appliances are a must-have in any green home. New energy-saving appliances are introduced to the market almost daily. Learn which appliances might be right for you.

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