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Are smart homes a clever move?

Lloyd Alter in the Guardian the other day made a plea for dumb homes and dumb cities, riling against the recent rash of smart everything. I came across this via a tweet from Nick Grant (@ecominimalnick) saying that “in a Passivhaus a smart thermostat would be bored silly :)” Yes, but… but… it’s not...

Submitted by Steven Harris on Fri, 13/06/2014 - 08:45

13/06/2014

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Home heating: what’s your type?

Are you Egocentric or a Planner? A Rationer or a Hands off? Or could you even be a Reactor? We all get labelled for one reason or another, normally to sell us something, but in this case it’s how we run the heating of our homes. Back in October 2013, the Department of Energy and Climate Change...

Submitted by Steven Harris on Tue, 28/01/2014 - 08:45

28/01/2014

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