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Smart Plus Solar Equals Total Control

Posted by Juliet Grable

Jan 17, 2017 3:41:13 PM

The Arc House demonstrates ways to integrate renewable energy with connected technology.

SMART HOME TECHNOLOGY and solar technology provide complementary benefits: reduced energy use, improved efficiency, and greater comfort and control by homeowners. The Arc House demonstrates how these technologies can fully integrate to create an intelligent, efficient home—one that automatically adjusts to optimize energy use and comfort, and provides feedback to occupants that encourages them to change their behavior. 

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Bring on the Winter Blues - 5 Ways Smart Lighting Can Help!

Posted by Green Builder Staff

Nov 7, 2016 8:23:34 AM

Sunday marked the end of Daylight Saving Time, and with all of the late nights recently watching the World Series, heading out to Halloween parties, and hanging on every bit of news coming out of the Election, we could all use some help getting back to normal.

This is always a big topic this time of year because the time change can really mess with our body’s internal clock - our circadian rhythm - that essentially tells us when to go to sleep, when to get up, when to eat/digest, and so on. Light is both our friend and enemy here since our body syncs up to the sun’s rays for our 24 hour cycle and circadian rhythm balance.

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CES 2016: A Sea of Innovation

Posted by Sara Gutterman

Jan 7, 2016 12:16:55 PM

I’m writing live from CES 2016 in Vegas, where boundless imagination delights the senses at every turn and where human imagination seems infinite. This year, IoT is manifest everywhere in the form of connected devices, wearables, appliances, vehicles, smart home platforms, drones, robots, cloud computing technologies, virtual reality, streaming TV systems, 3-D printing, and apps galore.

The advancements in technology from last year’s show are substantial relative to intelligence, automation, and proactive functionality —IoT 2.0 is here. Smart technology that enables people to remotely control their homes in ways that enhance convenience, increase security, optimize resource efficiency, and decrease costs is becoming ubiquitous.

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Let's Not Be Fools with New Tools

Posted by Ron Jones

Jan 29, 2015 10:52:00 AM

Recently I read a startling statement which pointed to the fact that apparently more people in the world today have cell phones than toilets. It seems that once again I am in the minority, since I do choose to have modern plumbing but not a personal communication device. Anyone who knows me at all is probably aware that I gave up the cell phone in 2005 and haven’t looked back.

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Let's Not Be Fools With New Tools

Posted by Ron Jones

Jan 29, 2015 10:50:00 AM

Recently,  I read a startling statement which pointed to the fact that apparently more people in the world today have cell phones than toilets. It seems that once again I am in the minority, since I do choose to have modern plumbing but not a personal communication device. Anyone who knows me at all is probably aware that I gave up the cell phone in 2005 and haven’t looked back.

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Four Consumer Trends Shaping the Future of Home Appliances

Posted by GE Appliances

Mar 31, 2014 12:07:54 PM

Many consumer appliance trends come and go quickly while others, such as stainless steel, remain popular for decades.

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