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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Sponsor: PowerWise Systems


Home Lighting Options Now More Efficient

One of the fastest ways a homeowner can cut energy costs is to switch to more efficient lighting options, the U.S. Department of Energy says. On average, lighting accounts for about 5% of a household energy bill, and lighting choices also can impact the costs of heating or cooling a home.

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Sponsor: Solatube


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


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Authentic design for architectural style

ODL is excited to introduce Spotlights™ Door Glass, a product that allows a homeowner to accentuate their doors with glass that complements the architectural style of the home.

Mass market builder Pulte developing zero net energy home prototype

Pulte says it is the largest builder to participate in a pilot aimed at building new homes to achieve maximum energy efficiency and utility grid load reduction.

Bringing light into the home with tubular skylights

Bringing more light into the environment is a great way to battle against the fatigue, depression and irritability that often comes with winter.

Grab bag o’ .gov goodness for green home tax incentives

If you’re building or renovating green, or are even thinking about it, there are some big tax incentives for you.

Blinds and low-E glass protect your home and furnishings from UV light

Overexposure to ultraviolet radiation causes damage to furniture and other items inside a home. Protecting your home and furnishings is easier with low-E glass and blinds.

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.

What I wish every architect knew about green building

The most effective green buildings start with the design and planning.

A SparkLED Holiday

This year I treated myself to a new tree for the holidays and new lights were needed too. Of course LED lights were the plan, so off to the store I went.

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.

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.

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.

Lighting, lighting on the wall – which is prettiest of them all?

Trying to find the right light bulb is a mind-bender on the order of finishing a Rubik’s cube.

Incorporating Eco-Friendly Materials Into Your Decor

Those of us with a flair for furnishing and an eye towards the environment often find the two clashing.

The biggest obstacle to a green home

Green home building is becoming a bigger part of the market, but more homes could be green except for one thing.


Tiny House design secrets to living large in a small space

The tiny house movement continues to gather steam as more people come to realize they can live a fulfilling life in a small home that's less resource intensive to build and operate.

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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.

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