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New York Times Home & Garden: Eco Meets the Economy

Laura Kier

October 13, 2011

By Steven Kurutz | October 12, 2011

Ms. [Gita] Nandan said that she suggests clients skimp in certain areas (“let’s not spend a lot of money on paint or the $12,000 bathtub”) and put the savings toward costlier green materials that will pay off in the long run.

Lately, she has been advocating a product made by EnergyHub, a device that allows homeowners to monitor and control their electricity use. “Are my clients going to pay the extra $300?” she said. “I don’t know, but it’s worth having the conversation.”

Investing in an eco-friendly energy monitor might not require much thought in a robust economy. But like many of the things environmentally conscious consumers talked about doing a few years ago — installing solar-panels, buying hybrid cars, building LEED-certified houses — it may be a dream that has to be deferred. 

Read the full article: http://www.nytimes.com/2011/10/13/garden/eco-meets-the-economy.html?ref=garden and look for EnergyHub mentioned on page 3!

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