What Makes a Smart Home Smart?

For years, smart homes have been the next big thing. What can you do today to make your home smarter?

Dimmable LED technology gives homeowners more control

Dimmable LED technology gives homeowners more control

Dimming has a been a challenge for energy efficient lighting options such as LEDs.

Are You Square or Round? There's a New Angle on Daylighting

Are You Square or Round? There's a New Angle on Daylighting

A study found that most people prefer rounded objects and shapes to sharp-angled ones.

Making a More Energy Efficient Home

Luckily, there are many different ways you can reduce your energy consumption to reduce the production of CO2 and do your bit for the environment.

Exploring the environmental benefits of home automation

Exploring the environmental benefits of home automation

The many technological conveniences of the modern home put a variety of options at our fingertips. However, they can also use a great deal of energy.

Turn any home into a smart home in one second

Smart homes sound intimidating, with lots of wiring and programming to make all the components communicate. Now, a new product, the Switchmate light switch can turn any home into the "One-Second Smart Home." The Switchmate light switch is the first...

AIA gives annual Housing Awards

AIA gives annual Housing Awards

The American Institute of Architects (AIA) has selected 10 recipients for its 2016 Housing Awards, according to a release from the organization. The AIA’s Housing Awards program, now in its 16th year, was established to recognize the best in housing...

Home temperature control links with smart thermostats

Home temperature control links with smart thermostats

Homes with smart thermostats such as Lyric or Nest are able to control and customize temperatures in any home or small office on a room-by-room basis.

Study: Smart home devices entering the mainstream

Study: Smart home devices entering the mainstream

The global smart thermostat market grew 123 percent in 2015, indicating smart home devices are finally becoming mainstream. An analysis of smart home app usages reveals that the $879M (4.9M devices) Smart Thermostat market is currently seeing its strongest ever...

Smart glass home wins green building award

Smart glass home wins green building award

To manage the power of the sun, the windows in the REHAU Montana home continuously adapt to lighting conditions.

Should you make the switch to LED lights? (Infographic)

As homeowners and business owners look down every avenue to save money on utility costs, LED Lights are becoming an easy solution to both cut electricity costs now and replacement costs down the road. Because LED bulbs only use a...

7 ways to harness solar energy around your house

7 ways to harness solar energy around your house

Quick! What does “household solar” mean to you?

Top tips for creating the perfect lighting ambience at home

Did you know that lighting plays a huge role in determining the ambience in your home? Yes, that’s right. The mood in your home can, to a great extent, be controlled by using lights and natural light in the correct way.

Top tips to make your home safe for holiday visitors

Top tips to make your home safe for holiday visitors

These tips will help eliminate situations that could cause stress for visitors with age-related balance and vision issues, and create a safer, more comfortable environment for all your guests.

Future Home Tech: 8 Energy-Saving Solutions on the Horizon

Future Home Tech: 8 Energy-Saving Solutions on the Horizon

Though total home energy use has grown, energy use per household is down about 10 percent, despite homes that are larger and contain more devices.

14 remodeling projects to increase the value of your home (Infographic)

14 remodeling projects to increase the value of your home (Infographic)

Homeowners want to know if all the money you're spending on remodeling will be a sunk cost or if you will end up increasing the value of your home.

Smart LED lights help you live better and simplify home automation

Smart LED lights help you live better and simplify home automation

C by GE smart LED bulbs take lighting beyond basic illumination with new features designed for sleep circadian rhythms.

Study: homes with skylights use less energy

Study: homes with skylights use less energy

Homes with skylights experience lower energy costs, better indoor air quality and comfort.

Stop energy vampires from bleeding your home's power (infographic)

Stop energy vampires from bleeding your home's power (infographic)

Anything that uses power, even when it's supposedly turned off, is a vampire that consumes plug load energy.

How to Boost the Resale Value of Your Home

How to Boost the Resale Value of Your Home

Home buyers want to feel they’re getting something special at good value, and sellers want the highest possible return on investment.

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