As the first components of Smart Grid are introduced, reviews are mixed. In many pilot programs, consumers' utility usage and bills are dropping. But when Smart Meters were implemented in California and Texas, people complained of higher bills. Other consumer advocates are concerned about utility disconnections and privacy.
The Smart Grid will transform the way you use, track and save energy in your home.
Today’s home is not complete without an Internet connection. There are more ways than ever for homeowners to bring Internet connectivity to their homes such as dial-up, DLS, cable broadband, satellite Internet, fiber optic service and wireless Internet.
Energy-efficiency, fire resistance, low-maintenance, and speed of construction are some of the benefits of concrete homes. Concrete deck forms allow for total concrete construction from walls, to floors, to roof decks.
Insulated concrete forms—ICF's—blend insulation and design adaptability with the strength and indestructibility of concrete.
Factory-built homes offer all the amenities of traditionally built homes, often at reduced cost and increased quality.
An industry-government initiative that works to speed the development and use of new technologies, products and systems to improve the quality, energy efficiency, environmental performance, durability and affordability of the nation's housing.