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...]

Is Remote Control of Energy too Much Fluff?

Lisa Cohn of RealEnergyWriters interviews David Davis, product designer for Fresh Air Manufacturing Co., talks about the benefits of home automation versus remote control, saying that remote control can wow homeowners, but won’t necessarily save energy.   Is Remote Control of Energy too Much Fluff? ] Follow our podcast feed or find us on … [Read more...]

The App for Unused iPhones That Helps Save Energy

Lisa Cohn of RealEnergyWriters interviews Gene Wang, CEO of People Power, about a new APP that targets 50 million unused iPhones, turning them into wireless web cameras and remote assistants.   The App for Unused iPhones That Helps Save Energy] Follow our podcast feed or find us on itunes. … [Read more...]