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Now that it’s the holiday season again, you may be worrying about planning holiday dinners, mailing greeting cards, and buying the perfect presents—all while struggling to keep up with your normal busy routine.

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Take control of LED lights with your phone

One of the advantages of LED lighting is the incredible versatility and controllability that comes with lights that are basically computer chips.

Use daylight to avoid getting SAD (seasonal affective disorder)

During winter, do you often feel sad, moody or anxious? Do you eat and sleep more? Do you lose interest in your normal activities or gain weight? If so, you may be suffering from...

How home automation technology can help small businesses

Like homeowners, people who own and operate small businesses are always looking for ways to boost productivity, save time, and cut costs.

Use daylighting in your home without the heat gain

Using daylight in your home is a great way to cut down on your electricity bill, but this can be offset by solar heat gain.

Automated windows shades win the battle against the sun

With the right windows, sunlight can be transformed from problem into an asset by designing windows to manage heat and light.

Your eco-friendly garage checklist

Did you know that a three-car garage is as big as the average American home in the 1950s?

Advances in LEDs deliver efficient lighting at great value

As building codes come to include lighting requirements, LED manufacturers are bringing to market lighting for builders and remodelers.

Where It Makes Sense To Use LED Bulbs In Your Home

The price of LED bulbs is dropping, but they still cost about 10 times more on average than CFLs. Are the energy savings worth it?

Top 3 areas to begin your renovation to a greener home

If you are considering making changes in your home, so that your home can become greener, you don't have to spend a lot of money, or make huge changes.

1920s bungalow gets deep green retrofit for sustainability studies

The ReNEWW House is a multi-year research project in which a 1920s vintage home is retrofitted into a net-zero energy, water and zero-waste-to-landfill structure.

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Mixed-use residential development gets smart technology

All residents at Midtown Doral will have exclusive access to a pre-programmed Smart-Technology system known as Vertilinc.

Fiber optic system lets the sun shine in dark rooms

Sunlight shining through an average size window provides as much light as one hundred light bulbs, but most of that light never makes it to where it is needed most.

Energy-efficient home trends for 2015 and beyond

One of the top trends driving today’s housing market is the demand for energy-efficient homes that don’t sacrifice comfort for quality.

Move over LED, there's a new light in town

In the search for more energy efficient lighting, OLED lights are moving into the residential consumer marketplace from the electronics world.

Tips to save energy and resources as the seasons change

Whether it's the air conditioning, heat, hot water or lighting, there are always ways to save money on utility bills.

LED bulb replaces 100-watt incandescent and lasts up to 22 years

GE Lighting’s 100-watt replacement ENERGY STAR-qualified LED was the first to achieve 100 lumens per watt, making it the most efficient bulb of this kind.

Most homeowners want smart homes but want to do it themselves

More than 70 percent of smart phone users in America just wish they could control something in their home from their mobile device without getting out of bed.

Check out the latest hot home building products

The PCBC show honored homebuilding's latest and greatest products with the Parade of Products Awards.

Use these secrets to save money on lighting for your home

Lighting comprises about 14 percent of the electrical use of your home according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration. So spending a few bucks to reduce your lighting costs can pay off in the long run. Here are a few tips and tricks to help cut your utility costs.

Lighting retrofits help meet Better Building Challenge goals

Started as part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, the U.S. Department of Energy’s Better Buildings Challenge is a program with a target of cutting energy consumption by 20 percent at businesses across the country over the next 10...

Skylights let the sunshine and fresh air into your home

Filling your home with daylight and fresh air may be simpler than it seems with solar powered, Energy Star rated skylights.

Wink smart home automation platform expands to 60 devices

From window shades to water sprinklers, the Wink home automation platform expanded the set of connected devices to almost 60 products available through The Home Depot

Low cost remote control LED lighting coming to market

It's getting easier and more affordable to make your home a smart home. GE unveiled Link, a new and affordable connected LED bulb that lets consumers remotely control their home lighting from anywhere in the world and sync with other connected devices.

Wireless switch offers dimmer control for LEDs

The Gecko Dimmer looks and operates like a normal wall switch, but instead it simply sticks to the wall and pairs completely wirelessly with a hidden receiver for full LED lighting control.

Mountain home wins SOURCE Award for lighting design

The majestic Morningstar residence used award-wining energy efficient lighting design to sustain the vision blending moderns lines and rustic finishes.

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Installing energy-efficient lighting is one of the simplest ways homeowners can begin to create a green home. Learn more about low voltage indoor and outdoor lighting for the home.