Articles - December, 2012

Regarding a Transition at Jetson Green

I’m writing with mixed emotions to announce a transition at Jetson Green. Jetson Green, LLC has closed the sale of this website (JetsonGreen.com together with related assets, lists, profiles, etc), and I will focus on family and other endeavors. I still have a couple/few articles that will be published, but you’ll see a lot less of me and more of the new owners and editorial management in the coming days.

Please accept my heartfelt thanks for your readership over the years.

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MeterPlug Helps Save Money and Energy

Here’s a neat piece of pre-production technology called MeterPlug.  MeterPlug measures electricity consumption by plugging in between any appliance and the AC outlet.  The smart plug uses Bluetooth 4.0 to send data to your smartphone and enable features like proximity control, manual on/off, and vampire power shield.  In other words, with a range of about 100 feet and a smartphone, it’s easy to shut down appliances or calculate the costs of standby power.  Each plug is a little expensive right now, but if you want to try MeterPlug, you can pledge support at Indiegogo.

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13 Reasons to Plan a Foam-Free Enclosure

Spray foam has been the subject of much discussion in green building circles.  Whether the concern is installation safety or global warming potential or better energy performance, it seems there’s no shortage of debate.  Along these lines, the guys at 475 High Performance Building Supply, a Brooklyn-based provider of products for high-performance projects, have a list describing 13 ways foam fails, starting with the “dangerous toxic ingredients.

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