Posts Tagged ‘Green your Home’

Smart Grid Appliance Market May Reach $15B by 2015

More people are now searching for those energy savings and deciding to purchase smart appliances. According to the evironmentalleader.com, the global household smart appliance market is projected to grow from $3.06 billion in 2011 to $15.12 billion in 2015, says the “Smart Appliance Report” from Zpryme.

“Looking at the top product types projected for smart grid interoperability, in 2015 the global market size for smart washers and smart refrigerators, respectively, will reach $3.54 billion and $2.69 billion.“Consumer education from every member of the smart grid ecosystem is critical to making the smart grid a global victory for all stakeholders,” said Mark Ishac, Managing Director of Zpryme’s Going Green Practice.

In 2011, the U.S. is projected to dominate the household smart appliance market, accounting for 46 percent ($1.43 billion) of the global market, Ishac said.

That leading market share is projected to decline, however. By 2015, the U.S. market share is projected to be 36 percent ($5.46 billion).”

Full story: http://www.environmentalleader.com/2010/03/05/smart-grid-appliance-market-may-reach-15b-by-2015/

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10 Green Updates add value to your home

More contemporary home buyers are looking for sustainable green features.

Why Green?

“Green” is not limited to renewable resources. It also refers to energy conserving features that limit the impact on the environment. Energy conserving features save money by decreasing utility costs, and that is music to homebuyers’ ears! The following are some relatively easy to implement green ideas that are likely to increase the green in a home sale. Here’s wishing you safe green cleaning.

10 Green Ideas that Pay Off!

 http://www.homestagingchannel.com/10-green-updates-i-71.php

LED Light Bulb vs CFL Light Bulb

According to Eartheasy.com, LED light bulbs will eventually be what we use to replace incandescent bulbs.

“CFLs are a temporary solution to energy-efficient lighting. The reason LEDs have not yet displaced CFLs from the market are twofold: the first generation LED bulbs had a narrow and focused light beam, and the cost of the LED bulbs was too high.

Recent developments in LED technology, however, have been addressing these issues. LEDs have been ‘clustered’ to provide more light, and mounted within diffuser lenses which spread the light across a wider area. And advancements in manufacturing technology have driven the prices down to a level where LED bulbs are more cost-effective than CFLs or incandescent bulbs.

This trend is continuing, with LED bulbs being designed for more applications while the prices are going down over time.”

http://www.eartheasy.com/live_led_bulbs_comparison.html