2012 Lifestyle Trends

2012 Lifestyle Trends

Among Builder’s 10 Lifestyle Trends to watch for in 2012, look for community gardens, multigenerational housing and working from the home. You should also note the rise of the DIYer as well as “living smaller.” The former might be partially...
2012 Lifestyle Trends

Smart Grid Implementation

Up here in the Burlington, VT area, we aren’t exactly on the cutting edge of things like fashion (GQ recently named it one of the 40 Worst-Dressed Cities) or urban sprawl (for this we are thankful), but we are getting our Smart Grid on. Back in June a vote was...
2012 Lifestyle Trends

Smart Meter Success Story

CenterPoint Energy Houston Electric LLC, an electric transmission and distribution subsidiary of CenterPoint Energy, recently released the survey results of a 500-participant smart meter pilot program that took place in the Houston area starting last fall. According...
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iPad as Home Controller

Here’s an interesting — albeit brief — HomeToys review of the iPad as a Home Controller in a smart home scenario. I have not hopped on the iPad train yet, but if I do, I know I’ll be looking for ways to wring every last bit of use out of it. A...