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EnergyHub gets another jolt with $14.5 million

Brooklyn-based start-up with colorful home energy management interface wants to target consumers directly.

By August 25, 2011


EnergyHub's eye-catching home energy products

Targeting consumers, home energy start-up EnergyHub offers a colorful interface and sleek hardware designs.

5 Images By August 25, 2011


EnergyHub makes beeline to consumer smart grid

Home energy management start-up will bypass slow-moving utilities and sell gear directly to consumers eager to try tech for home energy efficiency and control.

By July 21, 2011


The skinny on gadgets' growing energy appetite

Energy use from the menagerie of consumer electronics -- PCs, iPad, DVRs, etc. -- has ballooned, a result of our always-on lifestyle. Better efficiency and powering down can help.

By April 22, 2012


Need a better thermostat? Look to your smartphone

Internet-connected dishwashers and TVs get lots of attention, but thermostats that can be remotely controlled bring new conveniences and help people actually use the scheduling features of programmable thermostats.

By January 19, 2012


In Nest Labs, finally an Apple of home energy

Nest Labs and its Learning Thermostat bring Silicon Valley's strengths in consumer electronics and software programming to energy, a shift that can go a long way to bringing green technology home to consumers.

By October 25, 2011


Smart thermostats to get smart cloud software

The familiar manual Honeywell thermostat will get a 21st-century upgrade by connecting over the Internet to Opower's home energy-efficiency recommendation service.

By September 13, 2011


Smart-grid plan overhauled to involve consumers

Utility National Grid is taking a second try at its smart-grid proposal, a reflection of how the utility industry is struggling to engage consumers in upgrading the grid.

By September 9, 2011


Energy app comes to home security via cloud

Vivint partners with consumer smart-grid company Tendril to add energy management to Vivint's home security and automation system.

By August 16, 2011


PlotWatt Web app spots home energy hogs

Start-up can track big power-consuming appliances in the home, a feature that could make energy monitors better at pinpointing energy savings.

By August 10, 2011