The Jetsons’ Age of the Automated Home is Here, and it’s Looking Gooood.

Melissa Baldridge, of GreenSpot, reviews smart, automated home products that can drive significant energy and water savings.   The Nest “learning” thermostat triggered its dawn in 2011, and ex-Apple engineers who founded Nest Labs the year prior jolted a nerdy industry like HVAC with Nest’s jewel-like design and cell phone control.  Since the … [Read more...]

How Lighting Controls Improve Microgrids

By Andy Wakefield, Lutron Electronics The Challenge The Smart Grid, a reference to the modernization of the national electricity supply system, is an automated electric power system that monitors and controls grid activities, ensuring the two-way flow of electricity and information between power plants and consumers—and all points in … [Read more...]