Home Design Guides: Sustainability, Home automation
Smart home automation systems can do a great deal not only to make your home comfortable and secure, but also to ensure that your lighting, climate control and other systems are set up for maximum efficiency.
Energy management works best when you're able to see exactly how much is being consumed, and where it's being consumed. Find out what sorts of systems will help you to achieve this.
If you'd like to feed electricity back into the grid, you'll need a bi-directional smart meter to do so. Find out how this process works, and what role the smart meter plays.