dcsimg

Eco-friendly house uses technology to conserve energy

on Wednesday,September 22,2010 22:09

eco+friendly+house+uses+technology+to+conserve+energy_2144_800078107_0_0_7070835_300.jpg

A recent trend among environmentally conscious celebrities is to install energy-saving technologies into their homes. However, a smart house that automatically controls lighting, digital art and security may be available to non-celebrity homeowners as well.

Smart homes rely on networking, programming and automation to connect all the devices and appliances in a house so they can communicate with each other. Systems can turn on a coffee maker in the morning, adjust the temperature of a heated pool or control the time landscape lighting goes on at night, all of which can save energy.

In recognition of excellence in design, John Davies of Marrokal Design and Remodeling recently won Contractor of the Year Award from the National Association of the Remodeling Industry for a home remodel in San Diego that featured a centralized computer system.

The Marrokal Design and Remodeling project began as a one-story Spanish-style home built in the 1970s. The homeowners purchased two smaller adjacent lots to create an estate-like setting in San Diego's Presidio neighborhood. To more easily operate all the electronics in the remodeled 4,500-square-foot residence, the homeowners opted to incorporate a smart house system using components from a variety of home automation companies.

The system allows the owners to monitor and control lighting, sound, heating and air conditioning, sunshades, and more from remote locations.
Refine School Matches
Hide filters
  • SUBJECT Clear All

    See More

  • DEGREE

    See More

  • PROGRAM TYPE

  • START TIME

    LOCATION
    Please enter valid US or Canada Zip.
            Results open in new window

            Searching Searching ...

            Matching School Ads
            Master of Fine Arts: Graphic Design
            • Liberty University's online programs ranked in the top 5 of more than 2,100 online colleges and universities for academic quality, affordability, and accessibility*
            • 100% online programs at associate, bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral level**
            • No standardized testing if you meet admission requirements
            • Transfer up to 90 credits into an undergraduate degree program
            • Up to 50% of your master’s degree can be transferred in to help you get the most out of your hard work and maximize the credit you previously earned
            Show more [+]
            • Accredited
            • Online Courses
            • Financial Aid
            • Transferable Credits
            Bachelor of Science, Graphic Design (Online)
            • Located in Hollywood, CA, offering degrees in film, music production, business, animation and more.
            • Scholarship, financial aid and military benefits are available for students who qualify.
            • Programs taught by award-winning industry professionals in real-world working environments.
            • Features industry-standard facilities including recording studios, soundstages, green screen, movie theatres and more.
            • Accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC).
            Show more [+]
            • Online Courses
            • Financial Aid
            DEC Professional Photography
            • A private, accredited distance learning college based in Norcross, Georgia founded in 1987.
            • Ensures that service members, their spouses and veterans can maximize their military education benefits.
            • Gives students the option to customize monthly payments to fit their budgets and lifestyle.
            • Offers all-inclusive tuition: textbooks, learning materials, and academic support are covered in the cost.
            • Allows alumni to enroll in any future program at a reduced rate.
            Show more [+]
            • Online Courses
            Graphic Design, Bachelor of Science (Online)
            • Full Sail University offers online degree programs that are designed for the world of entertainment, media, arts, and technology. Full Sail's approach is centered on real-world industry experience and creative problem solving.
            • Full Sail uses the experience and knowledge gained from more than three decades of educational innovation to create an unparalleled online education experience that challenges and inspires our students.
            • Learning at Full Sail has always centered around interaction and the exchange of ideas, and our online curriculum fully embraces this philosophy with the aim of being the most people-focused education experience on the web.
            • Through Full Sail’s multitude of online program offerings, students get: One-click access to instructors, Powerful collaborative tools, Interactive learning environments and Innovative curriculum.
            • Full Sail's newest program is the Dan Patrick School of Sportscasting. Developed in collaboration with sportscasting veteran Dan Patrick, the goal is to provide students with real world experience both behind and in fornt of the camera.
            Show more [+]
            • Online Courses

            Latest Articles & News

            Kanye West to perform during Paris Fashion Week
            It is no secret to many that music artist Kanye West is no stranger to fashion, and now he will be showing his new collection during Paris Fashion Week later this week, according to the Elle Magazine.

            Second designer chosen for home decor competition
            Teenlike.com, an ongoing online competition for young home decor designers, announced its second winner. Brandon Dover of Apply Valley, California, was this year's winner, as he created an abstract pen and inkwork design for a bedspread.