Green Home Technology
There are efficient, smart ways to make your home more eco-conscious and save you money in the long term. Be good to the planet and your wallet! Green home technology is about far more than simply utilizing daylight and dimming lighting levels. Turning off the lights in the daytime to maximize sunlight is only one small part of energy efficiency. The only way to achieve long lasting, meaningful reduction of utility costs and energy usage in your home is for all systems to be totally integrated on one smart management platform. We can help you reduce your carbon footprint in a big way. Lavish works closely with builders and architects who integrate energy-saving technology into their project. Whether you are building a new home and hoping to achieve LEED certification or want to make modifications to your current home, look to an intelligent smart home system for sustainability.
Ever see a utility bill at the end of the month and wonder about the figures? Now you can monitor and change your energy usage not at the end of the month but in real time. With an integrated control system, you can monitor energy usage in your home on your smart device or intelligent touch-screen remote. From there you can easily determine peak usage, where energy is being used efficiently, and which areas of the home are drawing the most resources. Being able to see water, electrical, and gas usage in real-time can help you monitor and adjust your usage accordingly, saving you money and helping the environment at the same time. Smart control system can optimize your energy consumption at home while maintaining ultimate comfort. You can even see your calculated savings and the anticipated reduction in your carbon footprint in response to adjustments you make, such as changing your thermostat settings or dimming the lights.
When you have smart climate control, you can ensure your home stays at the perfect temperature all year round. At home you can use the centralized touch screen to raise or lower the temperature. If you’re away from home, easily power on/off the HVAC system with your smart phone. Never worry about leaving the AC on again. You can turn it off from anywhere! If you’ve gone on vacation, don’t come back to a cold house. Turn up the heat from your mobile device. With smart climate control and integration into a home automation system, you can save energy and money. Easily adjust the thermostat, window treatments, lighting, and home entertainment system to create the ideal environment in your home.
Imagine lighting that is completely tailored to your home and lifestyle. For example, lights run by smart technology that automatically adjust based on whether the room is occupied, the amount of daylight coming in from the windows, and the time of day. This allows you to maximize daylight while increasing comfort, saving energy, and saving money. Whether you have fluorescent or LED fixtures, our smart control options work for every home. Smart lighting allows you to completely control your lighting without compromising on style or comfort. Lighting can also be integrated into your surveillance and alarm systems for added security.
Motorized Window Treatments
Motorized window treatments can work in conjunction with your home’s other smart systems to create the perfect ambiance while saving energy. Reduce energy consumption from lights, fans, and central air by regulating the daylight that comes into your home. Motorized window shades or drapes are easily adjustable depending on the time of day and amount of daylight coming in. Reduce solar heat gain and protect expensive furnishings by blocking out the sun completely. Or use a transparent shade to allow filtered light into your living space. With hundreds of fabric and color options available for your window treatments, saving energy never looked this good!
In our technology-centric world, many of us have multiple electronic devices in every room. While the kitchen has long been the center of small appliances, now the bathroom, home office, bedroom, and living room can all host multiple electronics as well. By utilizing small appliance controls, you can save energy by shutting off standby power to these small appliances when they are not in use. Your refrigerator needs to be running all the time. However, computer monitors, printers, toothbrush chargers, televisions, blenders, and other electronics do not. Think you don’t need small appliance control because your devices go into standby mode? Energy is still consumed. Don’t rely on standby; instead, maximize your home’s energy savings by incorporating small appliance power control into your home’s automation system. You’ll find our energy solutions for appliances save energy and money without compromising on your lifestyle or convenience.
Solar energy allows you to increase the sustainability (and often the overall) value of your home while decreasing your carbon footprint. Solar power is the eco-friendly energy alternative to mining and burning fossil fuels. And it’s free! Harness the power of the sun for a system that is eco-conscious and cost effective. Instead of regularly paying for your energy consumption, you can make one upfront investment. This smart choice will save you money, and reduce carbon emissions, for years to come.
California has routinely experienced rolling blackouts during high-usage energy months. Now, there’s a way to only use the power you need. Not only will this reduce your contribution to global C02 levels, it will save you money due to energy prices rising during these peak hours. When energy demand surges, so do prices and carbon emissions. Now you can use a smart grid energy system to automatically adjust climate systems, motorized window treatments, and lighting to reduce energy consumption. This results in significant annualized savings and reduces your carbon footprint.
Perhaps you’ve heard of “daylight harvesting”, the practice of optimizing sunlight to minimize the need and expense of electronic lights. Previously, this was done by a person opening the shades during the day and closing them at night. Now there’s a tech-savvy way to promote a greener world. Your smart home can be outfitted with light sensors, switches, and dimmers that for a sustainable solution for free, natural light. As the sun shines through a window, light levels on the task surface or entering the space are automatically measured with photosensors affixed to the fixtures, wall, or ceiling. It is then compared to pre-programmed settings to achieve the best balance of daylight and artificially generated light. The lighting system automatically dims or switches lights, draws or closes motorized window treatments accordingly.
Occupancy sensors can make your home more inviting and energy efficient at the same time. When sensors are discreetly placed to detect if anyone is in a room, they can automatically turn on small appliances, lighting, and HVAC. For example, automatically turn lights on when people enter a room and shut them off when they leave. In certain rooms lights are often accidentally left on, such as a child’s room. An occupancy sensor ensures that the lights turn off when no one is home. You can set the AC and heating to stop blasting when everyone leaves the house in the morning. This smart system continues to learn and adapt as needed. It analyzes your family’s usage patterns over time and sensitivity levels of the sensors adapt accordingly.
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