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Bringing Décor to Life with Photosynthetic Furniture

Say goodbye to the houseplants you keep forgetting to water, and embrace a new trend: decorative, functional microorganisms. Innovations in industrial and architectural design might soon bring photosynthesis into your home in a completely new way – by building algae… Read More
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Thermostats And Their Role In Energy Demand

Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration, Residential Energy Consumption Survey 2009 Note: The ‘no central equipment’ group includes households whose main heating equipment is a portable heater, fireplace, or stove, or main cooling equipment is a room air conditioner. Thermostats are… Read More

Obama Goal: Energy Efficiency For Millions Of Apartments

They’re calling President Obama’s approach to governance these days “small ball,” and they might be right – but there remains a lot an administration can do beyond grant Kennedyesque moonshot-style initiatives. Take the announcement today by the U.S. Environmental Protection… Read More
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Why Google Buying Nest Is Good For The Green Home

On Monday, Google announced it is spending $3.2 billion to buy Nest Labs, the trailblazing company funded through its Google Ventures program and responsible for transforming “unloved” home products into beautiful, smart appliances. That’s a lot of money for a… Read More
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Energy Efficiency Resolutions For 2014

Happy New Year! Here at the Alliance to Save Energy we’re thinking about energy efficiency 24/7. So we put together a list of some of the most common New Year’s resolutions, and revamped them with an energy-efficient spin. Not only… Read More