Water heater regulations reshape the product landscape

New standards for water heaters will force changes on homeowners, builders and plumbing contractors while saving tons of carbon dioxide emissions and energy at the same time.

Connected appliances help manage life on the go

Now it's easier to be productive with your phone and home appliances as well as crushing candies.

Slate appliance finishes inspire Hurricane Sandy rebuild

Although weather damage from natural disasters is devastating to a home, there can be beautiful renovations that come as a result.

Electrolux acquires GE Appliances business, will continue brands

Electrolux will acquire the GE Appliances business for $3.3 billion in a transaction that will see the GE Appliances brand continue in the marketplace.

Water treatment devices certified under new standards for emerging contaminants

For the first time, water treatment devices have been certified for effectiveness in reducing trace levels of contaminants in drinking water.

Micro kitchen designs ready for tiny houses

Five kitchen designs submitted by individuals from four countries were selected by a panel of judges in the FirstBuild Micro-Kitchen Challenge to create a fully functioning kitchen design in a small footprint.

Crowsourced refrigerator features self-filling filtered water pitcher

Until now, customization and speed to market presented challenges for mass appliance manufacturers like GE Appliances, the parent company of FirstBuild

Are you ready for new water heater standards?

In April 2015, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) will put into effect a new energy efficiency standard for residential water heaters that will require all water heaters to be more efficient.

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

Tiny house trend leads to tiny kitchen appliances

As the trend of smaller living spaces has taken hold, full-size appliances just don't fit in. GE plans to build a line of micro kitchen appliances, offering a full suite of small gizmos suitable for small homes.

Florida development brings net zero homes to the mass market

A 148-home central Florida development may be the sign that net-zero living has gone mainstream.

New global community drives high performance appliance design

The next big thing in home appliances could come from someone just like you.

A green home in Houston will beat the heat with net-zero efficiency

A home in Houston will stay cool through the hottest months of summer without paying a dime for electricity. That's the goal for a new 4,500 square-foot home that will offer energy self-sufficiency without sacrifice. The home -- dubbed SmartLux...

Top 6 strategies for an energy-saving water heating system

Water heating is the 2nd largest energy user in the home. Find out how to save $$

How standby generators increase home resale value

Home remodeling and improvement projects increase home value and are well worth the effort as many recoup more than 50 percent of their cost upon project completion. And for the first time since 2007, home remodeling costs are trending in a positive direction for homeowners.

6 ways you can ease the burden of household chores and save water

Appliances are some of the biggest users of water and energy in your home, and a new appliance can help get the job done while using fewer resources. Wash fewer loads. New high-efficiency top load washers typically have larger capacity than front-loaders, which means you can tackle more laundry in fewer loads. Say goodbye to stains.

Smart window air conditioner gives you control of your energy use (video)

Most home automation systems control central heating and air, but a new Wi-Fi-connected window air conditioner gives you control from a smartphone. GE and Quirky teamed up to create the Aros, an app-enabled window unit that provides 8,000 BTUs of...

Q&A: deep green home remodel earns EarthCraft Platinum

Green home remodel combines style and efficiency in competitive market.

How do I buy Energy Star appliances?

If you’re in the market for new home appliances, be sure to look for the label. The Energy Star label, that is.

Wi-Fi connected ovens let you cook without being in the kitchen (video)

Smart homes and appliances are freeing homeowners from some of the drudgery of daily chores. GE's new wall ovens feature Wi-Fi connectivity and control through a smart phone app that lets you get out of the kitchen and still stay...

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