Haiku Fuses Smart Ceiling Fans and Connected Thermostats

Amanda Gassé, ERS, for Zondits Climate control is one of the most popular focal points in today’s connected living space. Big Ass Fans has reentered the scene with a new version of a smart ceiling fan that they debuted two years ago, the Haiku L Series. Haiku’s signature design elements and efficiency are now available … Read more

What’s New about Nest 3.0?


Meet the 3rd generation Nest Learning Thermostat. Nest Blog, September 1, 2015. Image credit: Scott Cawley. Infographic by Amanda Gassé. You know what’s amazing? Just four years ago, before the Nest Learning Thermostat came along, nobody even thought about that beige box on the wall. Other than it was annoying, complicated, and kind of ugly. Now people actually … Read more

Simple Energy Discovered How to Get More Value Out of Utility Rebates


Making Energy Efficiency Rebates Simple to Boost Participation Tenfold Energy Efficiency Markets, September 8, 2015. Image credit: geralt “If you think of rebates in the context of a retail store,  they want to make rebates complex so you don’t take advantage of them,” he says. However, utilities  really want consumers to take advantage of the rebates … Read more

5 Ways to Conserve Energy & Beat the Summer Heat

Amanda Gassé for Zondits, July 7, 2015. Image credit: SilviaEmilie Summer is notorious for escalated energy consumption, which also increases the likelihood of summer blackouts. Whether you are running your air conditioner more often or using more electricity to keep your pool clean, these energy saving tips will keep you cool, and keep extra money in your pocket for … Read more