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Home Connectivity Simplified

Finally ... a free ebook that helps consumers understand what a connected home really is.
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Most consumers would agree: It’d be great to take advantage of the added convenience, security, and energy management that a connected home offers, but it seems so complicated. No more. This eBook takes the broad category of “connected home” and breaks it down into an easy to understand explanation of the concept. 

Green Builder Releases 2015 Hot 50 Products

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Fifteen years into it, we can say with confidence that the 21st century is a century of thresholds. Climate change is not just a distant threat; it’s happening now. The digital age is not just upon us; it’s actively transforming our lives. The products and systems we’ve selected for our annual Green Builder Hot 50 reflect this convergence, and show how new technologies are helping us respond to unprecedented challenges.

Consumer Electronics Show 2015: An Abundance of Imagination

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I spent last week at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES)—an almost overwhelming ocean of innovation—during which 170,000 people converged on Vegas to see the most advanced and ingenious products, technologies, and prototypes that the human mind can comprehend.   This year’s show was as vibrant and interesting as ever, flaunting lofty visions from inventors and entrepreneurs across the globe.

Car Companies Take Expertise in Battery Power Beyond the Garage

By Todd Woody
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Originally published by The New York Times

DAVIS, Calif. — As more homeowners generate their own electricity from solar panels, they still need power from a utility after the sun goes down.

Now, automakers say they may have an answer, by storing that carbon-free energy in electric car batteries for later use.

Honda Smart Home US Offers Vision for Zero Carbon Living and Mobility

Project achieves more than 11 tons of CO2 reduction per year compared to a conventional home and vehicle
Summary: 
  • Super-efficient “living laboratory” seeks to address two major sources of U.S. CO2 emissions: cars and homes 
  • Project achieves more than 11 tons of COreduction per year compared to a conventional home and vehicle 
  • Honda home energy management system (HEMS) maximizes the home’s energy efficiency while communicating with the electric utility to improve grid stability 
  • Home surpasses California’s 2020 target for zero net energy residential construction 
  • Member of University of California, Davis community will live in home, drive Honda Fit EV (electric vehicle) 
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  • Super-efficient “living laboratory” seeks to address two major sources of U.S. CO2 emissions: cars and homes 
  • Project achieves more than 11 tons of COreduction per year compared to a conventional home and vehicle 
  • Honda home energy management system (HEMS) maximizes the home’s energy efficiency while communicating with the electric utility to improve grid stability 
  • Home surpasses California’s 2020 target for zero net energy residential construction 
  • Member of University of California, Davis community will live in home, drive Honda Fit EV (electric vehicle) 

Ingersoll Rand-Sponsored UNC Charlotte Home Wins People’s Choice Award in the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon 2013

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See videos from U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon 2013, held October 3-13 in Irvine, CA:

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See videos from U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon 2013, held October 3-13 in Irvine, CA:

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