Complete Building Intelligence System

This diagram from PowerWise Systems shows the complete building intelligence system that allows homeowners to monitor circuit-level electricity, building environment conditions, a wide variety of flow, fluid level, water, and gas. Customers can also monitor performance of PV, wind power,...

Type: Infographic

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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