Residential

Are energy efficient houses and businesses worth more? The return on investment of being Green

Energy efficient houses foreclose less, worth more A recent study investigated the connection between energy efficiency and the ability to pay a mortgage. The study found the risk of mortgage… Read more »

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The “Green” switch after the “Earth Hour”

There is no doubt that the world is facing more and more environmental challenges.  With all the increasing environmental concerns, many people would agree that we all need to start… Read more »

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5 Ideas to make your House Smarter

You probably already have a Smart-phone, and thinking about buying a Smart-TV while you read an article about Smart Cities… go further, and make your house a Smart-home! No worries,… Read more »

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Show Some Respect for Your Remote Equipment Closets: Monitor Them

To paraphrase the late Rodney Dangerfield, equipment closets in branch offices get no respect. Companies with lots of branches, including retail stores and restaurant chains, too often tuck servers in… Read more »

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Residential Energy Reduction Requires Changing Customer Behavior

// At the core of any utility demand response (DR) or energy efficiency (EE) program is one simple fact: good results depend on changing people’s behavior. That’s a challenge, because… Read more »

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US Gasoline—another Psychological Barrier Breached

Fuel Marketer Intelligence: Supply Chain Dynamics to Retail Fuel Prices Refining units returning from seasonal maintenance, notably along the heavy concentration of processing capacity along the US Gulf Coast, during… Read more »

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US Gasoline Marketers Eye Bountiful Demand over Thanksgiving Holiday

Fuel Marketer Intelligence: Supply Chain Dynamics to Retail Fuel Prices Gasoline demand in the United States is expected to be robust over the Thanksgiving Day holiday, with travel projected to… Read more »

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Gradually Raising the Safety Levels of Existing Residential Buildings

This is the final post of a three-part series addressing electrical safety non-compliance in older residential dwellings. In the first two posts, we looked at the high number of risks… Read more »

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Best Practices for Energy Efficiency and Demand Response Program Evaluation

// A series of recent blog posts about energy efficiency and direct response programs, covered goals, design, security and delivery. This blog post looks at a final, crucial component: Program… Read more »

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Why invest in a home charger for your electric vehicle?

When you have EVlink fitted at home you get a charging station that is specifically designed for home charging. Charging is smooth and effortless, and you control your energy consumption…. Read more »

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Schneider Electric Launches First Surge Protection Survey

In today’s digitally-driven, technology-savvy world, our lives – both personal and professional – have become increasingly dependent on the continuous availability of quality electrical power. From television sets and computers,… Read more »

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IoT in the Real World … How Can Mobile Apps Help Us Connect?

Note: This is the first in a series of blogs about the functionality and potential of custom end user apps for nontechnical owners or managers of commercial buildings. With the… Read more »

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