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Consumers Prefer Energy Star-Certified Homes

New Home Buyers Will Choose Energy-Efficiency Over Luxury Features Builder, June 13, 2016 The recently released annual Energy Pulse study from Shelton Group suggests that consumers in the market for a new home prioritize energy-efficient features over luxury items. Eighty-five percent said they’d pay more for an Energy Star-certified home, and their preferences for individual

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The Smart Home Takes Center Stage at CES 2016

Cameron Kinney for Zondits, January 14, 2016. Image credit: Chris Potter Last week at CES 2016 in Las Vegas, some 3,600 companies descended upon the desert city to unveil and behold the latest and greatest in consumer electronics technology with hopes of finding the next big thing. While drones, electric cars, and virtual reality headsets were

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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

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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

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Looking for the Perfect Gift? Browse The ‘Smart Home’ Holiday Gift Guide

We’ve heard how a “Smart Home” will use the Internet of Things (IoT) to change life in the 21st Century. The single most important facet rapidly becoming clear to manufacturers is that these thingssell best if they are designed to be both modular and mixable on the same home network.

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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.

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