SUSTAINABLE TECHNOLOGIES AT HOME

Sustainable technologies at home allow individuals to live their lives without producing unnecessary waste and pollution. They may cost a bit more up-front, but will help the Earth and save you money in the long run.
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How Mobile Energy Management Systems Work

As part of managing your energy use, it's important to know how much electricity you're actually using, and your monthly electric bill may not tell the full story.

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  • 5 Energy-hungry Appliances
    5 Energy-hungry Appliances

    Sure, your hair dryer or toaster sucks up a lot of kilowatt-hours during the short time it's on, but what are the truly big drains on your home energy budget? See more »

  • 5 Green Mobile Apps
    5 Green Mobile Apps

    Do you find it easy being green? If you're one of the millions of smartphone users out there, these applications will help you make being green even easier. See more »

  • 5 Myths About Green Technology
    5 Myths About Green Technology

    Green technology is always better, right? Not so fast. Find out five of the biggest misconceptions about green technology. See more »

  • 5 Things to Consider When Building a Solar-powered Home
    5 Things to Consider When Building a Solar-powered Home

    While rebates and tax credits have put solar power within reach for many homeowners, it's still an expensive undertaking. How do you make sure you get your money's worth? See more »

  • Fact or Fiction: Energy Efficiency
    Fact or Fiction: Energy Efficiency

    Becoming more energy-efficient means using technology to help you consume less energy. So, how much do you know about making your home more energy efficient? See more »

  • How CFL Bulbs Work
    How CFL Bulbs Work

    As the symbol of innovation, the incandescent light bulb is not very innovative. Luckily, there's a new type of light bulb -- a greener one -- that stands poised to replace Edison's most famous invention as the icon of ideation. See more »

  • How Coffee Printers Will Work
    How Coffee Printers Will Work

    Imagine finishing off a nice cup of morning coffee and then, instead of throwing the grounds into the trash, pouring them into a cartridge where they become printer ink. This ingenious idea is the premise of an exciting next-generation eco-friendly p See more »

  • How Ecodrain Works
    How Ecodrain Works

    When you take a shower, the hot water moves quickly from the showerhead down the drain. What if you could reclaim that wasted heat to warm up new water? See more »

  • How Fastronauts Will Work
    How Fastronauts Will Work

    Kids are little bundles of energy, but their complex toys usually rely on batteries or wires for power. Could a toy somehow harness that bountiful childhood energy of motion? See more »

  • How Febot Works
    How Febot Works

    Is the remote control dead again? Or does the flashlight need another eight new batteries? The wind might just be able to save you a trip to buy new AAs. See more »

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