NXP's wifi light bulb would allow homeowners to turn LED and compact fluorescent lights on and off from anywhere, using any Internet-enabled device. Some say it's the first step toward building "smart" computer-controlled homes. Do we need this?
Here are a few smart home automation gadgets that have become relatively common place, and a few things that we can expect in the future.
Take a few of these lighting suggestions with you from the 2005 Lighting for Tomorrow competition sponsored by the American Lighting Association.
We have the technology, today, to make our power grid more sustainable, cleaner, more robust and more reliable just by replacing old-fashioned metering with “smart-metering” and agreeing to pay homeowners who generate electricity.
Branded as smarter capitalism, the Petition for a Green Recovery seeks a new kind of environmental policy to green America. Using financial incentives, this idea plans to create a marketplace that takes into account environmental and social costs while increasing the green jobs sector.
Midwest Living designers give the Smart Home at Chicago’s Museum of Science and Industry a green makeover that features zero-VOC paint, furniture made from recycled steel and reclaimed wood, and other planet-friendly home decor.
A beginning urban farmer grows nothing without a smartphone.
Learn which fluorescent bulbs are the best grow lights for starting seeds indoors.
Tips on how to reduce energy with lights during the holiday season.
Companies launch demonstration site to illustrate the consumer and utility benefits of a BMW electric vehicle in a Smart Energy Home powered by Tendril Connect(TM) cloud platform.
Home design apps for smart phones and iPads make visualizing your dream home even easier.
In GE's new bulb, a halogen capsule--which turns on instantly--is nestled inside a compact fluorescent swirl. The halogen bulb turns off when the CFL warms up, maintaining the light's energy efficiency.
Cree's new dimmable LED bulb emits a warm, incandescent-like color.
A year-long study in Oklahoma found that consumers who used energy-tracking technology and pricing plans that let them analyze their usage can cut their consumption in half.
Consumers are intrigued by smart grid technology, but they need a lot more information and better tools before they'll participate.
Silicon-based LEDs, expected to hit the market in two or three years, could lower prices by as much as 75 percent.
If you are looking to make your home more eco-friendly, there is no better place to start than in the kitchen. Here are 8 simple ways to save energy in the kitchen.
Hold on to the holiday spirit while saving energy and money this season with holiday LED lights.
If you missed it, be sure to check out this great informative interview with John Burke of MSi Green Lighting LED Company. They are lighting it green in Macy’s and saving them millions!! They use Cree LED diodes in their bulbs and proprietary tech.
There are many ways we can conserve energy, and be more eco-friendly, especially with the advancements that technology is making every day.
Here are seven devices that will help you conserve energy in your home, and maybe even help make our world livable again.
With the Smart ForTwo electric drive, Smart is underlining its pioneering role on the road to attractive individual mobility with no local emissions in cities and urban areas.
A 2012 survey by Northeast Group LLC was published in October, claiming 95 percent of U.S. cities that have tried LED streetlights are satisfied with the results, saving nearly 60 percent in costs.
Only 43 percent of Americans know what smart grid technology is, and of those, 70 percent don’t really understand how it works, according to a survey released today.
Press Release about UNEP/GEF en.lighten initiative’s Toolkit, “Achieving the Transition to Energy Efficient Lighting.”
From choosing affordable floods for the bedroom remodel to switching out the oven-hood incandescent, Jennifer details how much it cost to light her house sustainably, as well as forecast her long term savings.
The 651 Project has been established to assist students Nationwide in their pursuit of agricultural skills and knowledge.
The sustainability of one’s home depends as much (if not more) on its location as on how the house is built. If you’re looking to buy land or to buy (or rent) a house, consider the following sustainability criteria when comparing property locations.
Simran Sethi writes about choosing eco-friendly paints, tiles, and other aspects of her renovated bathroom.