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,...

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The Risk of Radon Gas in Homes

Unlike a natural gas leak or a fire, radio-active radon gas is completely invisible, odorless and tasteless. One in fifteen US homes have elevated radon levels and it can be found in every state. This white paper identifies some of the ways radon enters a home and what a homeowner can do to prevent and mitigate radon from their home.

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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

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Continuous wall insulation fights off moisture and energy loss

By including continuous exterior insulation in a wall assembly, builders can deliver a better performing home.

Textured doorglass allows natural light while protecting privacy and energy use

Homeowners like natural light, but don't want to give up privacy or energy efficiency.

Green homes Q&A: Can high performance homes compete on price?

As the residential housing market continues to recover, there remains a question of how much buyers are willing to pay for high performance homes in a price-conscious market place.

Countdown: Top 10 Photo Galleries of 2015

If a picture is worth a thousand words, then there's the equivalent of an encyclopedia represented among the Top 10 Photo Galleries of 2015.

2015 high performance home building trends in review

Growing acceptance of high performance homes continues to drive homebuilders to provide extra value in the their homes, and consumers are becoming more diligent about managing the environmental impact of their lifestyles.

Passive House project relies on heat recovery ventilation system

A Passive House project with 14 properties was designed to increase the number of homes with affordable rent and low living costs in Hatfield Heath, Hertsfordshire.

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.

New apartment complex gets wireless charging system

A new modular apartment complex in Denver will be the first to test wireless charging as part of its appeal to urban renters.

Home Energy Baby Bump – Houses with Newborns Go 24/7

Bringing home a baby can bump up energy use, but there are simple steps to take to cut costs.

First net zero townhome complex meets its energy use goals

The zHome was the first net zero energy townhome complex in the United States, and two years of real data shows the homes actually produce as much energy as they use

1970s rancher undergoes high performance makeover

A dated 1970s era ranch home underwent a deep remodeling job and went on to win a top green building award and helped educate a community on green building.

Winning Solar Decathlon team inspired by Superstorm Sandy

Students from New Jersey-based Stevens Institute of Technology earned the highest score at the event by designing a flood-resistant house that is also energy efficient.

Brick and stone deliver durability and indoor air quality for Proud Green Home of St Louis

For the family moving into the Proud Green Home of St. Louis, indoor air quality was a high priority.

5-Star Built Green certified live/work space opens in Seattle (photos)

The Live/Work is the ultimate in green lifestyle - work where you live.

PRO CHOICE – GREEN HOME FAVES OF THE PROS

Informal research reveals the most wanted green home features.

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An energy audit is often the first step to creating a truly energy efficient home. Energy audits can be performed by professionals, but are increasingly done by homeowners with the assistance of auditing devices that operate 24/7 within the home.

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