Tips help customers manage electricity costs amid summer heat wave

Because hot weather can lead to higher energy bills, Duke Energy has offered the following tools and tips to help customers manage those costs this summer. Experts with Duke Energy, which serves customers in North and South Carolina, Florida, Kentucky,...

Condo to become first high-end residential zero waste building in New York City

Condo to become first high-end residential zero waste building in New York City

A new high-rise is taking a big bite of energy efficiency in the Big Apple. The building at 565 Broome Soho, which is nearing completion, is expected to become the city’s first high-end residential zero waste structure, reports Inhabitat. That...

Developer converting 25,000 apartments into smart homes

As if the luxury of its apartments wasn’t enough, one of the nation’s largest developers of multifamily properties is adding technological amenities to its buildings. Alliance Residential Co. has teamed with Dwelo, Google and Nest to launch Alliance SmartHome in...

Silo-turned-apartment-tower earns international recognition

Silo-turned-apartment-tower earns international recognition

A reimagined industrial grain container in Denmark has been named the best tall building in Europe, reports Mansion Global. The structure was recognized by the Chicago-based Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat. The Silo, now a 17-story apartment building...

Infographic: Home innovations that can save money

Smart home technology can make things easier, but can it actually save you money? Davis Audio recently studied the 10 most popular smart home devices to find out how they can pay for themselves. The infographic below from Davis Audio...

Infographic: How much does a smart home actually save?

Energy saving smart devices are no longer things of the future. The recent eruption of smart home technology has given us everything from smart lights that turn off automatically to smart power strips that can “unplug” devices not in use....

Vermont law aims to spur energy savings

Vermont law aims to spur energy savings

A new energy-efficiency law could end up saving Vermonters hundreds of millions of dollars. The bill signed by Gov. Phil Scott sets 16 separate efficiency standards for products ranging from computer monitors to commercial deep fryers and fluorescent bulbs, reports...

Infographic: Energy-saving lightbulb checklist

Infographic: Energy-saving lightbulb checklist

One of the easiest – and quickest – ways to score significant energy savings these days in homes is through lighting upgrades. An average household dedicates about 5 percent of its energy budget to lighting, according to the U.S. Department of Energy.

New site illuminates all you need to know about lighting

New site illuminates all you need to know about lighting

Wondering watts up with lighting? There's a new place to get answers.

Safeguard your home against lightning damage

Safeguard your home against lightning damage

There's no good way to prevent or totally avoid a lightning strike, but homeowners can minimize the damage.

New App Pairs Nest and Smart Energy Monitor

New App Pairs Nest and Smart Energy Monitor

Insights can help save Smappee users up to 30% on their energy bills.

How to Safely Use a Stand-By Generator During a Power Outage

How to Safely Use a Stand-By Generator During a Power Outage

By Fran Donegan Emergency generators provide the electrical power needed to keep the lights on, the furnace humming, and the well pump working during a power outage. However, many homeowners fail to use their generators effectively.

Five easy things you can do to make your home more sustainable

Five easy things you can do to make your home more sustainable

Building a sustainable home does not require a lot of money or time and energy.

4 Things to Consider When Choosing the Right Light Bulb

4 Things to Consider When Choosing the Right Light Bulb

Buying a light bulb isn’t as simple as it once was.

A Guide to Completing a Successful Renovation Project

A Guide to Completing a Successful Renovation Project

When you’re asked what your budget is for your renovation project, you cannot say, “I don’t know.”

Infographic: The benefits of LEDs

Infographic: The benefits of LEDs

The path toward energy efficiency for many building owners and managers and homeowners has been lit in large part by LED lights. The purchase and use of LEDs have ballooned in recent years, far outpacing its CFL and halogen counterparts...

Turn On the Benefits Energy Efficient Lighting

Turn On the Benefits Energy Efficient Lighting

LED bulbs consume on average four times less energy than compact fluorescent bulbs, 9 times less energy than conventional incandescent bulbs and 7 times less energy than halogen.

Make Sure Your Home Tech is Smart Enough to Handle the Holiday Rush

Make Sure Your Home Tech is Smart Enough to Handle the Holiday Rush

Most homes today do not have wireless networks fast enough to support usage for all guests who want to utilize the Wi-Fi.

4 Eco-Friendly Tactics to Limit Your Home’s Carbon Footprint

4 Eco-Friendly Tactics to Limit Your Home’s Carbon Footprint

Just because your family has decided to be as eco-friendly as possible doesn’t mean that you need to make major sacrifices. Many people can drastically reduce their carbon footprint with a few minor changes around the home.

Renovation Projects That Return the Best ROI

Adding space or comfort, or getting rid of problem areas like a leaky roof may drive upgrading your home. If that's the case, you may not care as much about resale value. But home renovation projects can also pay off...

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