At the worlds largest green building technologies conference, you can see the latest monitoring technologies from PowerWise Systems on November 20-22, 2013 at booth 1425. PowerWise offers a fascinating array of monitoring technologies, including sensors, meters, and building performance dashboards.
The typical car has gauges or readings for engine temperature, fuel levels, vehicle speed, outside temperature, RPM, fuel economy, among other things. The engine light lets you know when to see a mechanic. The engine temperature gauge can indicate a problem with the cooling system. The dashboard helps you run and maintain your car.
Have you ever wondered if your new heating system is installed and running correctly? Are you getting the most of your investment? At PowerWise Systems, we monitor the performance of heating, cooling, hot water, renewable energy, and other important building...
An LED makeover shows off your home in a new light.
At PowerWise Systems, our customers are interesting. They have the latest heating systems, super-insulated walls, and some of the best high-performance buildings. Plus, they have great feedback based on their observations of monitored buildings. One customer, green architectural firm Onion Flats, brought a unique story to our attention.
Following the lead of countries around the globe, the United States has bid adieu to 100- and 75-watt incandescent bulbs. Manufacturing of 60- and 40-watt bulbs will cease in 2014 as part of the U.S. Department of Energy mandate requiring...
Lighting upgrades will make your kitchen look new again and save on utility costs.
The lighting aisle. It can be an overwhelming place.
At the International Builders' Show in Las Vegas, Bill Grande, product manager for Leviton, talks to Teena Hammond, editorial director and associate publisher for ProudGreenHome, about the company's new smart dimmers.
Find out how to swap out an existing electrical outlet with a USB portal. Jay Sherman, of Leviton, talks to Teena Hammond, editorial director and associate publisher of ProudGreenHome, about this cool new product during the International Builders' Show in Las Vegas.
It's the new year and time to say goodbye to the 75-watt incandescent bulb. On January 1 it was phased out in favor of higher-efficiency lights such as LEDs, CFLs and halogen. On January 1, 2012, 100-watt incandescent light bulbs disappeared.
Many state and federal rebates and tax credits end on December 31, so it's exactly the right time to buy energy-efficient appliances and home improvement materials in order to claim them before the deadline. A handy website to review all...
If you are still opting for traditional incandescent lighting strands to illuminate your Christmas tree, you are missing out on energy-saving alternatives that can save you both time and money. LED light strands not only cut down on energy consumption,...
If you are still opting for traditional incandescent lighting strands to illuminate your Christmas tree, you are missing out on energy-saving alternatives that can save you both time and money.
Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) is unveiling the utility's first zero net energy home display and modular classroom at its Energy Training Center in Stockton, Calif.
Sustainable design trends continue to evolve and with the new year just around the corner we can look forward to discovering fresh trends that will make a positive impact on our lives and the planet. Here are just a few of the many sustainable design trends that are predicted for 2013.
There are so many easy ways to make your home energy efficient and eco friendly. Here's just a few to help you get through the extreme weather months. Insulation - proper insulation will help you prevent loss of heat or cool air from your home.
In San Diego, homeowners converted a garage into a guest house complete with LED lighting, energy-efficient windows, insulation, a tankless water heater, water conserving toilet and a low-voltage heating and cooling unit.
Once again, it's time for that big holiday decision. Stick with traditional lights or replace them with LEDs? To make your decision a bit easier, check out this online calculator that Duke Energy has come up with to help customers estimate their holiday lighting costs. On average, holiday lights cost just pennies a day.
Curious about the latest in LED and halogen lights? Watch as Teena Hammond, editorial director and associate publisher of ProudGreenHome, interviews Antonio Giacobbe, commerical engineer for Osram Sylvania, at Greenbuild in San Francisco.