Accessory dwelling units (ADUs), urban micro homes, and tiny houses typically have space limitations and may even have energy and water constraints. So it’s critical to find appliances that are both energy-efficient and the right size — like this Ariston’s Elegance line of combination washer/dryer units. Available in white or silver, the Ariston washer/dryer is 33.5″H x 23.4″w x 22.8″D and has Energy Star certification.
I mentioned Wattvision previously, and the company is now running a Kickstarter campaign to deploy its complete the next generation of hardware, cover more types of power meters, and deploy the new hardware by about January 2013. Wattvision 2 includes a sensor that attaches to your home electricity meter and a gateway that connects up with your internet network. With these in place, a user can check electricity use online or from a smart phone.
- The wood certification gap.
- Big business for prefab micro-homes.
- Happier than ever with 128-square-foot home.
- Energy-efficient light bulbs may have a dark side.
- Modular housing for a shifting population.
- A new Passivhaus standard for North America.
- Disruptive marketing for green building.
- Pros and cons: to carpet or not to carpet.
- General contractor going green.
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