The Energy Star LED Difference
In early 2013, EPA challenged retailers to sell 20 million Energy Star-certified LED lightbulbs by Earth Day 2014. The results are in, and U.S. retailers—with the help of manufacturers and utilities—more than exceeded ...
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Choosing high-quality, efficient lighting for the home just got easier. Energy Star, the joint U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Department of Energy (DOE) voluntary labeling program, has expanded its family of products to include residential light fixtures--both indoor and outdoor, hard-wired and portable. [continue reading]
I have been involved in home automation heavily over the last few years. At my home in Utah, I started ...
The Building Performance Institute, Inc. (BPI) recently introduced www.bpi.org for consumers, a new interactive website designed to educate ...