Does the home need another screen for managing electricity? A number of smart-grid technology companies are developing dedicated energy dashboards that tell people how much electricity they are using, program heating and cooling, or that reflect changing electricity prices. This device, called the Vision from start-up Tendril Networks, is organized around a clock and was designed by famed design house Ideo.
But a home energy display is just one approach to making people's homes greener with technology, a field that is attracting everybody from computer technology companies and manufacturers of appliances and electric vehicles.
August 23, 2010 4:00 AM PDT
Photo by: Tendril Networks
| Caption by: Martin LaMonica
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