The way we live at home is changing and the modern home is very much focussed on convenience.
Due to the self-regulating properties of the STEP system, the molecular structure of the heating elements only allow the consumption of energy that is needed to maintain the heat at a given location.
Innovative green home technology is making energy efficient and sustainable way of living more accessible than ever.
Wi-Fi CERTIFIED Home Design brings a standardized approach to new residential Wi-Fi network design to help ensure whole-home connectivity.
Because the goals for the house focused on reducing electrical usage, the Hansons call the project "Ohm Sweet Ohm."
While homeowners show that they are willing to take steps to conserve energy, they are not likely to sacrifice their comfort over savings
Electro Plastics, Inc. (EPI) (dba STEP Warmfloor) invented the only low-voltage, flat, homogeneous self-regulating Positive Temperature Coefficient (PTC) heater in the world, but that is just the beginning: it still needs a stronger government and industry recognition.
Often times, the early use of an invention is far different than what the future holds for it. Such is the case for nano particles and their Positive Temperature Coefficient (PTC) properties.
Nanoparticles, the microscopic particles having a very high surface area to volume ratio, will likely be your source to future heating comfort and efficiency.
Water is just as precious a resource as energy in the Proud Green Home of Louisville.
Photovoltaic (PV) panels and other onsite renewables generate DC, but these systems still incur losses. Grid-connected renewables require an inverter to convert their DC to AC for the grid, even though it is changed immediately back to DC for onsite use.
One of the top goals of the Proud Green Home of Louisville was to create a highly energy efficient yet very livable home.
After studying electrical heat options and other radiant heat systems requiring maintenance, one homeowner decided to go with STEP Warmfloor.
Oftentimes, radiant heating systems are installed with new construction or when replacing carpeting and other flooring material, or during a remodeling project. The thin, 1.2 mm, STEP Warmfloor heating membrane that utilizes low voltage energy, can be cut and easily...
Energy efficient windows ranked at the top of the list of green products commonly used by most builders.
In their infancy, solar panels and radiant heating systems were great concepts waiting for a marriage of the two. Their respective technologies were efficient enough but consumer costs were prohibitive. Today, demand for both has created vast efficiency improvements by...
High in the Hogback Mountains of Colorado, a 1,200-square foot dwelling is said to be the first Passive House in Colorado.
The builder’s goal is to build every home with the ability to produce the same amount of energy as it consumes.
From an innovative use of waste products from door manufacturing to new applications for radiant heating, green home inspiration was a major theme for 2016.
The Italian-inspired, energy-efficient Proud Green Home of Louisville includes several energy efficient attributes included in its captivating Italian-inspired architecture by Clive Pohl of Lexington, Kentucky-based Pohl Rosa Pohl.