Smart Technology for a More Sustainable Home

Recycling, taking quick showers, using LED light bulbs—there are plenty of easy, effective ways to live green. But these days, new technology is taking sustainable living a step further. For example, the “Internet of Things” (IoT), or device networks that gather and exchange data on human interaction with internet-connected devices, is also being implemented to regulate and optimize energy consumption, making eco-friendly living easier than ever. Here is a roundup of the best smart devices on the market to make your home as sustainable as possible.

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