Efficient home electronics / Guides

High efficiency appliances
Appliances

Efficient appliances and electronics

...electronics in your home, keeping them on power bars can make for an easy shut down when not in use. For new house starts, you can even incorporate 'kill switches' into your plans, so all power to selected rooms can be easily shut off if desired.

Efficient green home design choices
Concept and design

Efficient home design, or how to design a home to use less energy

...efficient Eco homes may include features like geothermal heating, wind power and solar panels, but these are not the defining features of green living. They come in second, and some you can even do without. A green home starts with being well-designed, well-insulated, and if possible, has glazing oriented to the south ...

Off-grid leed home
Off-grid and Net-Zero Housing

Off-grid living blog post 5: appliances, mechanical and other systems

...home. See post 1 of the off-grid homes blog here, the overview . or post 2 in the off-grid homes blog here covering design and construction choices . or here see post 3 in the off grid homes blog about off grid power generation and here see post 4 all about off-grid heating systems In years past, the mechanical syste...

Smart Door Lock Buying Guide - Easy DIY Project
Mechanical systems

Smart door lock buying guide

...home door locks , keyless entry and home monitoring. Read more here about smart home automation , programmable thermostats and energy efficiency Smart homes & devices - energy efficient automated home design Choosing efficient home appliances and electronics 'Smart' sewage backup and flood prevention ...

Disposing of household waste properly - recycling, garbage & toxic materials
Kitchens

Waste management: compost and recycling

...efficient toilets for reduced water use - USA & Canada Other articles about recycling here Future-proof building techniques for a changing climate Resilient design features for new home construction Find more about green home construction in the Ecohome Green Building Guide pages - also, learn m...

Smart homes: Remotely control and monitor your energy consumption
Efficient home design

Smart homes: efficiency, comfort & convenience at our fingertips

...Home Electricity Monitors Sense Smappee Ecoisme Neurio Ted Pro Home Powerhouse Dynamics SiteSage CURB CurrentCost Efergy DIY & Open source smart home monitoring systems EMONPI ARDUINO SHIELD ARDUINO - XBEE RASPBERRY PI Other intelligent home device articles: Lithium-Ion home batt...

Transparent solar power producing windows
Renewable energy

transparent solar panels

...efficient enough to redeem the all mighty skyscraper from it's energy hog status. Here is how Ubiquitous describes their produts on their website: Our ClearView PowerTM technology is a transparent coating that enables any surface to convert ambient light into useful electricity without impacting the way it looks. ...