Cape Town is Running Out of Water; Could California be Next?

Posted on January 29 , 2018 in NEXtreater, Smart Homes, Green, New Homes, Solar, Clean Technology, Energy by Josh

We need a new approach to home water efficiency. Efficiency standards and home tax credits have spurred builders and consumers to design new homes with energy-efficient structures, eco-friendly materials, and energy-saving systems.

But we can’t stop there.

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My Favorite Ideas From CES

Posted on January 23 , 2018 in NEXtreater, Smart Homes, Green, New Homes, Solar, Clean Technology, Energy by Josh

We pride ourselves on knowing what’s happening in the world of consumer technology and how it intersects with our industry, and we’re extremely excited when we become part of that conversation ourselves.

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"This can't be easily applied to existing buildings, so what's the point?"

Posted on January 19 , 2018 in Water Crisis, Grey Water, Dual Plumbing, gray water systems, grey water systems, New Homes, Clean Technology by Josh

This is a comment we get with some regularity, and in the very short term it's a fair criticism.

Under current rules and regulations, it would be far too challenging to add a grey water system into most existing homes and structures...

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GUEST POST: Tesla Roof: Fact vs. Fiction

Posted on December 19 , 2017 in Homeowners, technology, Smart Homes, Green, New Homes by GUEST



No doubt by this point you’ve heard of the Tesla Solar Roof. Announced by Tesla CEO Elon Musk in May of 2017, the novel technology was designed for homeowners looking to invest in residential solar without clunky rooftop panels affecting their home’s curb appeal.

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GUEST POST: Five Growing Trends in the Construction Industry

Posted on December 6 , 2017 in Homeowners, technology, Smart Homes, Green, New Homes by GUEST



Entering 2017, forecasters in the construction industry
were quite optimistic. Not only was 2016 ending up with strong construction spending numbers—6% across the entire nonresidential building sector, with more than 10% in the commercial categories—but industry experts were hopeful that a Trump administration would mean favorable fiscal policies that would provide even more momentum for this market in 2017.

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GUEST POST: Cost-Efficient Methods to Make Your Home More Eco-Friendly

Posted on November 14 , 2017 in Homeowners, technology, Smart Homes, Green, New Homes by GUEST



Would you like to bring your contribution to protecting the environment while lowering your electricity bills? You can choose from a wide array of methods that range from being more conscientious of your resources to installing specific systems that make your house more eco-friendly. Whatever your contribution, even the small things add up and matter.   

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GUEST POST: Creating a Dog-Friendly and Water Efficient Yard

Posted on October 30 , 2017 in California, SoCal, Homeowners, technology, Smart Homes, Green, New Homes by GUEST



Having a dog can be a wonderful experience.  After all, they are part of the family.  So, is your yard ready for dogs? 

The following information will discuss different ways to help your furry friend stay safe, while also identifying a few different ways to keep your yard clean and (mostly) maintenance free.

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GUEST POST: 10 Smart Appliances for Your Smart Home

Posted on October 23 , 2017 in California, SoCal, Homeowners, technology, Smart Homes, Green, New Homes, Solar, Clean Technology, Energy, Internet of Things, IoT, Smart by GUEST

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GUEST POST: Saving Energy and Our Planet Starts with Solar

Posted on October 6 , 2017 in California, SoCal, Homeowners, technology, Smart Homes, Green, New Homes, Solar, Clean Technology, Energy by GUEST

Over the last decade, the majority of developed countries have made an important shift towards energy saving and eco-friendly solutions. According to the most recent survey conducted at Yale, such countries like Sweden, Denmark, Finland, Slovenia, and Iceland now top the list of best-performing countries for the environment. What allowed these countries to lead the global movement toward better ecology is their switch for natural sources of energy - solar, wind, and geothermal.

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