While DC power operates many modern products in business applications, it powers far fewer products for consumer use. However, some associations are developing standards that will lead to the rapid adoption of DC power distribution. This white paper takes a look at DC power and how some experts believe it is the answer for future energy needs.
One of the fastest ways a homeowner can cut energy costs is to switch to more efficient lighting options, the U.S. Department of Energy says. On average, lighting accounts for about 5% of a household energy bill, and lighting choices also can impact the costs of heating or cooling a home.
PowerWise is a leading energy and building performance, management and intelligence company. Their hardware and software allow homeowners to monitor and manage buildings, equipment and environmental conditions.
This diagram from PowerWise Systems shows the complete building intelligence system that allows homeowners to monitor circuit-level electricity, building environment conditions, a wide variety of flow, fluid level, water, and gas. Customers can also monitor performance of PV, wind power,...
PowerWise Systems energy management and building intelligence solutions allow homeowners to: Know your energy costs in detail Create efficient equipment schedules Keep heating an cooling costs down Receive equipment failure warnings Analyze detailed usage by circuit
A home energy audit can assess your home's energy consumption and evaluate what else can be done to reach your highest green potential. Audits pinpoint exactly where you're losing energy, and measure the efficiency of your home's HVAC systems.
More and more homebuyers are looking for homes that perform well, in addition to providing a comfortable, engaging place to live. And homebuilders are rising to meet the demand. Green builders are incorporating energy, water and resource efficiency, improved indoor air quality and sustainable and locally sourced products into their projects.
Technology is helping consumers light their homes more efficiently, but the different technologies and their pros and cons can be confusing. Learn the basics of task lighting, accent lighting and general lighting; how to choose the best bulb for your needs; and the lates in green lighting solutions.