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Motion Detecting BugPlug Powers Off Gadgets to Save Electricity

BugPlug Energy Saving Device

Many of our home devices are wasting electricity when they are consuming power in standby mode.  Some of these gadgets don’t even have an on/off switch and you have to unplug it or connect it to a power strip that you can turn off.

It might only be a few watts, but add up all of the phantom power consumed in your home and you might be motivated to find a way to save electricity costs. Some estimates put the power usage of standby devices at ten percent of total consumption. Heat generated from devices can limit their lifespan and require your air conditioning systems to work harder. Read more »

Giveaway: e² Design Season 1, 2 & Energy 3 PK DVD Set

e2 3 Pack DVD This is part of the Jetson Green birthday giveaway, so make sure to leave a comment by midnight Friday, July 25, 2008, if you want to be considered for the contest.*

We’ve blogged about e² previously because the video series is so absolutely compelling.  You can catch previews of the show at the e² series website, view episodes at Hulu, and buy episodes at iTunes.  With the Brad Pitt-narrated, design season three in production and available for viewing from September 1, 2008, we can expect more incredible information in this delicious video format.  While you’re waiting for the next installment, why not catch up on what’s already been produced?  The critically acclaimed series envisions a better quality of life on earth and explores attainable solutions in a variety of fields: design, energy, transport, water, food, and urban development.  This three pack promotional DVD giveaway is made possible through the generosity of Kontentreal

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Giveaway: Building Green With Kevin Contreras Season One DVD

Buildinggreen_2 This is part of the Jetson Green birthday giveaway, so make sure to leave a comment by midnight Friday, July 25, 2008, if you want to be considered for the contest.*

If you’re a Jetson Green reader and you haven’t heard of Building Green, then you must be living on another planet.  Building Green originally aired on PBS (and other public television channels), and the entire season one experience has been newly released as a DVD set.  As a result of the generosity of Building Green, here’s your chance to watch the entire season: That’s 325 minutes packed into three incredible DVDs.  Host Kevin Contreras will take you through 13 of the following episodes: Breaking ground, The Foundation, Framing and Roofing, Straw Bales, Doors and Windows, Exterior Finishes, Interior Finishes, Floors and Closets, Lighting, Water, Landscaping, Interior Design, and The Grand Finale.  That’s pretty much everything you need to know to build a green home from start to finish. 

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