Allure Energy recently announced its new EverSense product line and officially unveiled the home environment and energy management system today at CES 2012. EverSense is foremost a thermostat replacement with built-in speakers, Wi-FI, and a capacitive touch screen. It’s also a platform to share energy-saving tips and content with homeowners.
- Prefab cachet is catching.
- Are incandescents being phased out?
- Scientists find CO2 scrubbing material.
- Solar hot water collector makes electricity too.
- Companies profit through green chemistry.
- PHIUS creates rule to ban spray foam.
- Top 10 green business in 2011.
When Vanillawood founders Kricken and James Yaker outgrew their home office and started shopping for a design studio in Portland’s hot Pearl District, opening a retail store was the farthest thing from their mind. Yet they happened upon a 1000 square-foot warehouse with beautiful natural light and too-good-to-pass-up lease terms, so the design/build team seized the opportunity to showcase their organic contemporary style.
There’s something about the beginning of a year that makes the fortune tellers come out in droves. But I guess it’s fun to ponder and pontificate about the future — to string data together to predict what will happen in the next 365 days. Buildipedia took a shot at identifying green home trends for 2012, and here are the five that they list:
Geez, it’s crazy how fast the years fly. As I re-read some of what we’ve covered during 2011, I’m just amazed. I’ve seen some awesome projects and products and talked with some stellar people. I can’t wait to see what’s in store for 2012. Before doing that, here’s a short recap of some of the more popular topics on this site:
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