Meet PowerWise Systems at Greenbuild in Philadelphia

Meet PowerWise Systems at Greenbuild in Philadelphia

At the world’s 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.

Your car has a dashboard. Should your building have one?

Your car has a dashboard. Should your building have one?

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.

Why is your heating system installed backwards?

Why is your heating system installed backwards?

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...

New LED bulbs blend energy efficiency and warm lighting

New LED bulbs blend energy efficiency and warm lighting

An LED makeover shows off your home in a new light.

The human factor in energy efficiency

The human factor in energy efficiency

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.

LEDs: Lighting for the long term

LEDs: Lighting for the long term

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...

Give your kitchen an energy-efficient lighting makeover

Give your kitchen an energy-efficient lighting makeover

Lighting upgrades will make your kitchen look new again and save on utility costs.

Navigating the Lighting Aisle (Infographic)

Navigating the Lighting Aisle (Infographic)

The lighting aisle. It can be an overwhelming place.

IBS: Leviton's new smart dimmer

IBS: Leviton's new smart dimmer

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.

IBS: Leviton

IBS: Leviton

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.

Goodbye, 75-watt light bulb

Goodbye, 75-watt light bulb

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.

Deadline looming for energy-efficient appliance tax credits and rebates

Deadline looming for energy-efficient appliance tax credits and rebates

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...

Upgrade your holiday lights to LED technology

Upgrade your holiday lights to LED technology

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,...

Upgrade your holiday lights with LED

Upgrade your holiday lights with LED

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.

PG&E unveils zero net energy home display and modular classroom

PG&E unveils zero net energy home display and modular classroom

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 trend forecast for 2013

Sustainable design trend forecast for 2013

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.

Eco-friendly ways to heat and cool your home

Eco-friendly ways to heat and cool your home

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.

Garage turns into energy-efficient guest house (Video/Photo Gallery)

Garage turns into energy-efficient guest house (Video/Photo Gallery)

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.

Save money with LED holiday lights

Save money with LED holiday lights

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.

Greenbuild: Osram Sylvania talks lighting

Greenbuild: Osram Sylvania talks lighting

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.

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