After making its Smart Home a reality, Honda opened up access to designs and blueprints to make building your own smart home that much easier.
Since rising temperatures bring rising energy bills, ways to save on utility bills become top of mind – and a home energy audit is a great way to reduce costs and realize energy savings.
For anyone considering a green home project, take time out to consider the fast-growing world of prefab and systems built homes. With her new book Prefabulous World: Energy-Efficient and Sustainable Homes around the Globe, author Sheri Koones opens the door on this global phenomenon.
Building on the success of the ABC Green Home 1.0, the 2.0 version of the green building demonstration home will be built and donated to a disabled veteran through Habitat for Humanity.
The U.S. Department of Energy recognized the Proud Green Home at Serenbe as the first DOE Zero Energy Ready Home in the state of Georgia.
Apples makes it easer to integrate smart home devices with a new software protocol.
Easily measure and manage the performance of your passive house with monitoring and control technology.
The primary goals for home automation technology are convenience and security. It makes living in your home easier and makes your home a little more secure, by providing ways for you to control your various home electrical systems from afar.
Skylights integrated into home design reduce the need for windows to boost energy efficiency while providing natural lighting.
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Tackle some home improvement projects to make your home more eco friendly
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.
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...
Filling your home with daylight and fresh air may be simpler than it seems with solar powered, Energy Star rated skylights.
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
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.
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.
The majestic Morningstar residence used award-wining energy efficient lighting design to sustain the vision blending moderns lines and rustic finishes.
While LED capabilities offer greater control and flexibility, homeowners still want the familiar quality of light and flexibility of use for many basic home lighting applications. That's why manufacturers like GE Lighting are designing LED lights to offer consumers an...
While consumers are warming to LED lights, some are skeptical because of the higher initial cost compared to incandescent bulbs. An integrated LED light manufacturer offers peace of mind with a lifetime warranty. VOLT Lighting released the FOREVER BULB, a...
For the first time, lighting professionals expect to install more LED than fluorescent fixtures over the coming year, according to the 4th annual lighting survey released today by energy-efficient lighting manufacturer Precision-Paragon. When asked what is the dominant lighting technology...
Celebrate Earth Day with six ways to save energy and money when building, buying or renovating a home. As the economy and real estate market continue to improve, Americans are once again purchasing or building new properties and/or renovating their...
LED lights that look just like Thomas Edison’s century-old light bulb offer energy savings and eco-friendly materials. Swedish green technology company EcoLights has launched a new range of LED lamps that look surprisingly identical to traditional bulbs. So much so,...
Technology improvements for general service lighting, driven by federal efficiency standards, are leading to increased reliability and bulb life.
The U.S. Energy Information Agency released a study indicating that as efficiency increases, residential electricity consumption for lighting declines over time.
For its new affordable LED lamp, Philips left out some expensive bits and gave it a new shape. The SlimStyle 60 watt-equivalent LED bulb retails at HomeDepot.com for under $10 and replaces the dear departed 60-watt incandescent bulbs of the...
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If you’re thinking about resolutions for 2014, consider making ones that will result in a cleaner environment, a more stable climate, and and a happier you. Here are a few ideas from the Center for Climate and Energy Solutions: Pledge...