TAG: Conserve energy

Smart Plug Monitors and Controls Energy Consumption

Smart Plug Monitors and Controls Energy Consumption

One simple way to not only save money, but to also lower your carbon footprint, is to get a better handle on your energy consumption. Looking at your monthly utility bill can give you a ‘big picture’ look at your energy use, but it doesn’t show you which appliances are using the most energy, and when, or if those energy expenditures are wasteful or not. The coming age of the Internet of Things, and the trend of more connected gadgets, has brought us some easy to use tools that can give us precise statistics on our household energy consumption, from… read more

Bioclimatic Home Creates An Outdoor Connection

Bioclimatic Home Creates An Outdoor Connection

Bioclimatic homes can offer many benefits suited to their specific locations. Bioclimatic designs take into account the building site’s regional climate and matches architectural features that will benefit the space. Working with the average temperature in mind, structures and elements are laid out in specific ways as to conserve energy. One residence in France showcases a bioclimatic design with all the visual trimmings. From a.typique Patrice Bideau Architects, this home located on a beautiful shoreline has impressive green features. Constructed from wood and concrete, the home incorporates several low energy techniques including thermodynamic heating, a highly efficient hot water tank… read more