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Smart Technology: How Home Automation Can Lead to Greater Energy Efficiency

smart home technologyIn recent years, technology has evolved to the point where the majority of systems, appliances, and equipment in an entire home can be controlled from a single computer or mobile device. These types of “smart homes” have made it extremely easy for homeowners to enjoy the benefits of technology, including precise operational control that saves energy and money. Smart home technology and energy efficiency are a natural combination in the most technologically advanced homes of today. Continue reading

A New Home Addition Provides the Perfect Time to Use Green Practices

green home additionIf the new year brings plans for an addition to your Massachusetts home, you have the perfect opportunity to apply green practices to make the new space more energy efficient. With the proper application of green materials and technologies, you can improve your home’s energy efficiency, boost indoor air quality, and increase overall comfort while also saving energy and money. Here are a few easy ways you can take advantage of the benefits of a green home addition. Continue reading

Energy Efficiency News: Blue LED Wins Researchers Nobel Prize in Physics

LED lightingThe 2014 Nobel Prize in Physics has been awarded to three Japanese researchers whose work produced the blue LED (light-emitting diode). Isamu Akasaki, Hiroshi Amano, Shuji Nakamura received the prize for creating diodes that emit blue light. With the introduction of the blue LED, it was finally possible to create LEDs that produce the type of white light used in most commercial and residential applications. Continue reading

Do Your Windows Need Repair or Replacement? Consider the Options

windows need repair or replacementWindows provide more than just an opening in the building’s structure for lighting or indoor ventilation. In many cases, windows are vital components of the building’s visual appeal, as well as an integral part of a structure’s architectural significance or historic value. When deciding whether windows need repair or replacement, it’s important that you and your contractor evaluate these factors in addition to the condition of the windows. Continue reading