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Project Sustainability

Each month, the show welcomes a new guest who will unpack a specific topic, spanning multiple episodes. Host Peggy Smedley will dive into her guest’s desire to provide alternatives that will empower each of us on what it means to have a healthy home. Simply all the innovations from energy, air, water, lighting, security, appliances, and more that impact our homes.

With a focus on technology—and how it works in the home—listeners will gain a deeper understanding of what’s coming next and what’s already possible today. Determined to give a glimpse into the future, Smedley ends every series with the same question: How can we do even more simply by managing our energy consumption to help make the world healthier, safer, and greener today and for future generations?

Aug 17, 2022

Peggy Smedley and Michael Seeland, cofounder, Seeland-Jung, talk all about KNX and the products used. He says KNX is a worldwide building automation standard that can make a home more comfortable and secure.

They also discuss:

  • The definition of an intelligent switch.
  • How standards can lead to greater security and...

Aug 9, 2022

Peggy Smedley and Jason Turner, vice president and cofounder, PowerShades, talk about the company and how it is an engineering company first to help energy management and sunlight management in homes. He says depending on the age of your home, the proper use of window coverings can be one of the largest energy savers...

Aug 3, 2022

Peggy Smedley and Bastian Elsner, head of international sales at Elsner Elektronik, talk about interoperability and automation. He says the family-owned company is a German-based company that is in the automation business—mainly with KNX.

They also discuss:

  • Sensors and how they are the eyes and ears of the house,...

Jul 26, 2022

Peggy Smedley and Ansul Rajgharia, director, connected products and surge, Schneider Electric, talk about what a sustainable home would look like. He says a sustainable home will have a couple of different features including being resilient, automatically figuring out the best way to be using the cleanest...

Jul 19, 2022

Peggy Smedley and Ansul Rajgharia, director, connected products and surge, Schneider Electric, talk about some of the solutions it offers to help homeowners. He says Wiser Energy is like a FitBit for your home—and that we need to understand where and how we are spending our energy.

They also discuss:

  • How Wiser Energy...