Markets & Business, Markets & Trends

Designing for the Smart Home of the Future

16 Jan , 2017  

5 Trends for the Smart Energy Home of the Future Greentech Media, January 9, 2017 While “smart home” could probably describe the offerings over half of the thousands of exhibitors spread out across the acres of CES floor space, this section was filled with many companies that are using home wireless networks, connected devices, and […]

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Markets & Business, Markets & Trends

Consumers Prefer Energy Star-Certified Homes

21 Jun , 2016  

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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Building Technology, Emerging Technology, Intelligent Efficiency

The Smart Home Takes Center Stage at CES 2016

14 Jan , 2016  

smart home 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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Building Technology, Intelligent Efficiency

Ecovent’s Automation Suite Tells Homeowners Where to Save Energy

12 Jan , 2016  


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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Building Technology, Whole Building

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

19 Dec , 2014  

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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Clean Grid Technology, Connectivity

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

24 Nov , 2014  

Residential Efficiency-NREL

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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