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There are two levels of sanity worth noting. The first is that much of our peak usage could be curtailed by changing our own behavior ever so slightly, or sprucing up the intelligence of our appliances so that they can do it on their own...
We don't have to build solar panels on every roof, and we can forgive ourselves for an inability to do everything at once. "This movement starts at home with the changing of a lightbulb ..."
When warmth-challenged friends come to visit cold climes from places like Los Angeles, it's important to have an energy efficient space heater in the house. One of favorite house guests brags...
... this dashing little unit houses three LED flashlights that are fine looking, spring into action at the first sign of trouble, and take orders from a mysterious, soft-spoken blinking light. They're kind of like ... Angels. At least, that was our take.
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I hope Google will put provide the technological benefits of the PowerMeter to people who are unlikely ever to upgrade their dryers to Smart Dryers - who probably won't buy software or even upgrade their computers to accept the software that they could download for free.
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All of this was just another lesson on the complexities and interconnectedness of this ecosystem we call our house. And the real possibility of spending large sums of money solving the wrong problem. Is it rocket science? Maybe not. But it's still pretty darn complex.
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LED lights are on track to be the preferred lighting source of the future - that future being, well, probably some time later today...
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It's been a week of shout outs to Google in the aftermath of the information giant's PowerMeter announcement and initial tests in some fortunate Google employee homes.
To measure is to know. To know is to understand. To understand is to anticipate change. To register the magnitude of that change, we measure.. to know... to understand... to make change...
Most of us know that our homes could be more efficient. We even have ideas about what we should do. But inertia is a powerful force, and we don't get around to making home energy efficiency a priority, until ...

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