Posts Tagged ‘ energy monitor ’

Video: Energy Monitoring System in Action

August 6, 2013
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If you want to see what an energy monitoring system looks like in the recesses of an equipment room, and how the finished on-screen display can be operated, check out these videos I took recently in a cool green home in Vermont. The home features an Apple-based Savant home control system with Savant’s SmartEnergy...

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Energy Monitoring Saves on Bills in this Naturally Green Home

April 17, 2013
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Energy Monitoring Saves on Bills in this Naturally Green Home

Not every green home requires a bounty of solar panels or other systems to produce clean energy. Conserving energy is the cleanest energy of all. That’s what this 2,500-square-foot vacation home in northern Vermont accomplishes with some serious energy monitoring—while celebrating its habitat by bringing nature indoors. Green construction materials and the addition of...

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We’re on the Threshold of Big Data for Home Energy Automation

April 9, 2013
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We’re on the Threshold of Big Data for Home Energy Automation

When control and automation company Savant Systems introduced its SST-W1000 wireless thermostat recently, it marked a first for the company. Now it has its own thermostat, as well as supporting others. But other than that, no big deal, right? Another Wi-Fi-connected thermostat, ho hum. But as Savant’s executive vice president of Corporate Strategy &...

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Cloud-based Energy Management Software Combines Monitoring and Control

January 24, 2013
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Cloud-based Energy Management Software Combines Monitoring and Control

One of the more interesting commercial-grade energy monitoring and management software solutions I’ve seen lately comes from an Australia-based company called Switch Automation, now creating a presence in the United States with offices in San Diego and San Francisco. Switch says it is more of a building automation software company that works with energy,...

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Energy Monitor Myths, the Greenest Home in America, and Educational Marketing for Green Tech

January 17, 2013
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In our inaugural podcast, we discuss the key articles for this week and next. Steve and Mike talk about the latest energy monitor myth, the greenest home in America, marketing for green tech, and the upcoming GTA survey.

Music courtesy Genius of the Heard.

In upcoming podcasts we’ll feature interviews and answers to reader questions. Have a comment or question for Steve and Mike? Comment on the post — we’ll answer the best questions in an future podcast. Is there someone in the Green Tech area you’d love to hear interviewed? Let us know and we’ll hunt them down just for you!

Utility Idea: Free T-Stats and Energy Monitors to Help Save

July 5, 2012
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Utility Idea: Free T-Stats and Energy Monitors to Help Save

Here’s something all electric utilities should think of doing when rolling out their smart grid programs: Hydro Ottawa has re-launched its peaksaver program with a new peaksaver PLUS program that offers customers a free professionally-installed programmable thermostat plus an in-home energy display to help them monitor and manage their electricity use. The Energy Display...

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iPads, Energy Monitoring Give Net Zero Builder an Edge

March 28, 2012
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iPads, Energy Monitoring Give Net Zero Builder an Edge

How do you sell “Net Zero” homes that produce all their own energy? One homebuilder, Nexus EnergyHomes in Stevensville, Md., is giving away iPads to the new owners of their homes. The builder has sold seven homes in its North Pointe development in Frederick, Md. The iPads—just iPad 2s for now—aren’t gimmicky enticements. They’re...

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New eMonitor Goes Wireless

March 15, 2012
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New eMonitor Goes Wireless

Powerhouse Dynamics has released a new wireless version of its eMonitor energy monitoring system. The new eMonitor4 delivers Wi-Fi signals from the system’s gateway to a home’s router, as well as 2.4GHz wireless communications from a base unit installed inside the electrical panel to the gateway, avoiding the need to run wires outside the...

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7 Green Home Tech Trends of 2011

December 29, 2011
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7 Green Home Tech Trends of 2011

Weird year: 2011 was supposed to be the breakthrough year for home energy management, at least according to this GreenTech Advocates guy. That didn’t quite happen, but there was a lot of progress. Just not exactly the kind we anticipated. There was bad news, too. Google and Microsoft left the energy monitoring party, and...

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Key to Selling Energy Efficiency: Make it Visible

December 14, 2011
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Key to Selling Energy Efficiency: Make it Visible

How can people be convinced to engage in energy efficiency projects for their homes? One of the conclusions of the Shelton Group’s recent Energy Pulse 2011 survey is that in order to inspire people to be more energy-efficient, the problem with not being efficient needs to be more visible. This is difficult, as energy...

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