Why It’s Impossible for this Wallingford Home to Be Green: Its Owners Are Asking for $2.1 million

Tweet Here is exactly why most green certifications are bogus. They tend to focus on materials, and not on context or market forces. And the fact that the application of “green” materials is not universalized—meaning, the legal standards for energy consumption, methods of insulation, renewability, the substance of floors, walls, and furniture are weak or nonexistent—means that a house or …

Ariston Thermo Group stands out at the annual NIA Exhibition 2018

Ariston Thermo Group, a global leader in the thermal comfort industry, was a major exhibitor at the 58th Annual General Meeting and Conference of the Nigerian Institute of Architects (NIA), recently held in Lagos. Ariston is, a world expert in water heating, showcased a full range of its efficient and sustainable solutions including Solar, Gas, heat Pump and small, medium …

EnSync Energy adds demand management function to its solar + storage Smart Home platform

EnSync Energy Systems is taking its innovative line of residential and commercial solar plus storage systems and asset control platforms one step further with the addition of demand management capability. This new EnSync Smart Home system integrates the management of on-site solar plus storage with the management of demand from residential appliances, including electric water heaters, heating, ventilation and air conditioning …

Local water heating systems champions

“We needed a cheaper alternative and I was tasked to develop a solar water heating system for the company. A good coincidence because, back at school, I was already in the process of designing a solar water heating system. I took the opportunity and delved deeper to research and further test the viability of my design,” says the 26-year-old graduate …

Solar Water Heats Up

Solar water was hot in the 1980s, but due to the poor performance of some of those early systems, it faded into relative obscurity. Nobody wanted to deal with scalding water on hot days and cold showers at night. Water heating accounts for 17 percent of a typical home’s energy use, so it’s a ripe target for savings. Read on… …