1. Managing power use more efficiently. Through a partnership with Charlotte-based Duke Energy, the house utilizes GridPoint technology to monitor energy. It’s essentially a brain tied into the electric panel. The consumer and the power company can monitor circuits in the house to determine the most efficient use of power. For example, did you know that most electronics still draw power when they’re off? With GridPoint, you can tell the computer to turn off those circuits when you’re not at home.
You Can: Plug your electronics into a power strip. Switch it off when you leave home.