Ecovent

Ecovent’s Automation Suite Tells Homeowners Where to Save Energy

CES 2016: Want Your Home to Tell You Where It Can Be More Energy Efficient? PSFK, January 4, 2016. Image credit: Ecovent In 2015, Ecovent won the CES Home Automation Product of Year for its intelligent home zoning system, giving homeowners room-by-room temperature control. This year, HVAC and Automation company will be providing an early […]

smart-home-technology

Smart Home Technology Believed to Have a Positive Impact on Everyday Life

Amanda Gassé for Zondits, December 3, 2015. Image credit: NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Big names like Google and Amazon are making smart home technology mainstream with gadgets like Nest and Amazon Echo. The newest products are simplifying tasks, making better use of resources, and adding a level of convenience to the way we live. New research […]

Residential Efficiency-NREL

NREL’s ‘Home of the Future’ to Manage Energy Demand & Grid Disruption

Bryan Hannegan is picturing the home of the future. In his imagination, it’s not in outer space, or shaped like a giant geodesic dome. This home talks to itself, and to what’s around it. “The dishwasher could talk to the electric vehicle in the garage, it could talk to the solar PV system on the roof,” said Hannegan, a scientist at National Renewable Energy Laboratory in Golden, Colorado.