Posts Tagged ‘ energy savings ’

Is Alarm.com the Bellwether of Home Energy Management?

August 15, 2013
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Is Alarm.com the Bellwether of Home Energy Management?

If you want to know where energy management in the home is going, you may want to track Alarm.com and its automation features.

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Biz Opp: We’re ‘Too Busy Relaxing’ to Care About Energy Efficiency

March 26, 2013
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Biz Opp: We’re ‘Too Busy Relaxing’ to Care About Energy Efficiency

Being "too busy relaxing" seems like an absurd statement. Though there's some oxymornic truth to it, especially in regards to people thinking about their energy use. Yet this also creates a business opportunity for home automation.

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Personalization is Key to Energy Savings

February 18, 2013
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Personalization is Key to Energy Savings

Personalization will be a key element in smart buildings and homes going forward. Combined with automation and artificial intelligence (AI) technologies, it can allow us to personalize spaces for individuals or groups through climate control, lighting, security settings, audio/video needs and more.

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Don’t ‘Educate’; Make Energy Savings Visible

December 24, 2012
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Don’t ‘Educate’; Make Energy Savings Visible

Are you interested in educating your potential green tech customers on why they should be green or energy efficient? Don’t, says green marketer Suzanne Shelton of the Shelton Group. Also don’t try to scare the market into buying. That’s why environmental messages haven’t worked. Shelton gave a presentation on this in “Turning Home Buyers...

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Green Marketing is Dead; Long Live Energy Efficiency

June 7, 2011
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Green Marketing is Dead; Long Live Energy Efficiency

The green gurus have been atwitter recently, since green marketing maven Joel Makower’s controversial blog post declaring that “Green Marketing is Over.” There are ways to overcome the green marketing conundrum, and Makower nearly stumbles upon one solution, right is his lead.

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Automating Energy Savings, Intelligently

April 27, 2011
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Automating Energy Savings, Intelligently

We hear it all the time. Heck, we say it all the time: Energy efficiency technologies need to be automated to deliver real savings and real benefits to most users. Because if it’s not automated and working behind the scenes, people generally won’t take the time or effort to be more energy efficient. One...

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Are Energy Efficiency and Earth Day a Bad Mix?

April 21, 2011
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Are Energy Efficiency and Earth Day a Bad Mix?

The concepts of energy conservation, energy savings and energy efficiency have made great ground in the last couple of years. Many people have come to accept saving energy as a good thing, largely because we can save money by being more efficient. But are energy efficiency and Earth Day a good mix—or bad?

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Lutron Energy Savings Campaign Offers a Great Marketing Model

November 16, 2010
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Lutron Energy Savings Campaign Offers a Great Marketing Model

Some companies say they’re green and energy-efficient. Others dabble in it. But lighting and control giant Lutron is serious about promoting energy efficiency—and that can only mean good things for energy management and green tech on the whole. The company is promoting energy efficiency aggressively with a new Luton Saves Energy web site as...

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Movable Walls for Energy Savings

August 26, 2010
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Movable Walls for Energy Savings

We’ve written about the Lumenhaus, a project built by Virginia Tech students as part of the 2009 Solar Decathlon in Washington, D.C., but we just couldn’t resist pointing to it again. The experimental house recently won the Solar Decathlon Europe competition in Madrid, Spain. But what we love about it are: Movable polycarbonate panels...

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Control4’s Energy Monitor Could Be a Game Changer

September 15, 2009
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Control4’s Energy Monitor Could Be a Game Changer

“As a lead generation tool, it’s pretty compelling. We can use home automation as a follow-up.” --Control4's Paul Nagel

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