Green Technology

Build a Smart Garden With the Parrot Pot

January 13, 2015

A company called Parrot is trying to popularize Smart Gardens by appearing at CES this year with a new self-watering intelligent flower pot. The new flower pot will be called the Parrot Pot and will be made available sometime in 2015. If you’ve had bad luck creating a lush garden the Parrot Pot is perfect for […]

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Meet Nest’s New Brother: the Nest Protect

November 8, 2013

From the makers of the smart learning thermostat, Nest Labs has again redefined home technology with its new Nest Protect, a smoke and carbon monoxide detector that does “much more than just sound a shrill alarm when there’s danger in your home.” The Nest Protect alerts you where the danger is and what the problem is––be […]

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Honeywell’s new Wi-Fi Thermostat helps you earn money

October 15, 2013

Forget saving on your electric bill–why not make money off it? Honeywell, the inventor of the original coal furnace thermostat, is churning out a feature that alerts users of “Demand Response” energy events–times when everyone in your neighborhood is plugging in too many devices into the power grid, putting the community at risk for blackouts […]

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Tesla’s Palo Alto home requires new houses with EV chargers

October 4, 2013

California-based electric automobile manufacturer Tesla met with Palo Alto city leaders last week to discuss a building code change that will require new homes to be pre-wired for EV chargers. The company, whose stock prices saw a 400% increase from the beginning of the year, is headquartered in the Silicon Valley-city. The amendment is set […]

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What is Home Automation?

June 27, 2013

What is home automation? When clients call Electronics Design Group for advice on how to automate their homes, oftentimes they’re unsure of what exactly automation is (and how it fits into the “smart home” model), let alone the level of automation that they want to attain. Drawing from almost 26 years of experience, EDG put […]

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Nest Learning Thermostat

March 29, 2013

Nest Learning Thermostat learns a family’s schedule, preferences and is controllable from everywhere. What do you get when you take three of Apple’s best engineers and ask them to make something for your house? You get the Nest Learning Thermostat.

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Green Tech Tip: Investing in LED

August 14, 2012

Energy conservation and energy savings have always gone hand in hand. By making smarter, more eco-friendly choices, not only are you benefiting Mother Nature, but you have the chance to give a little back to your wallet too. There are countless organizations that have helped lend a hand – and resources – to help consumers […]

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Ecotality Sues to Stop NRG’s ‘Unfair Advantage’

June 4, 2012

With the race to become the nation’s green technology leader underway, it’s only natural that the competition can and will get fierce. Across the country local governments are stepping up in an attempt to clean up their

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Kitchen Tech: Choosing and Using Green Appliances

June 1, 2012

Energy efficiency has long since been a hot-button issue for many. Whether it’s the rising cost of utility bills, or the fear that we are causing irreversible damage to our ecosystem, going “green” has become a real

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The Future of Home Technologies

September 8, 2011

CEDIA offers a sneak peek of what’s available and what’s coming.

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