Ecobee. The Smart Thermostat is designed to provide the energy-saving control of a programmable thermostat with easy-to-use functionality that homeowners can understand. The unit operates via a touchscreen or the Internet. A “wizard” function provides step-by-step setup through a series of simple questions, the firm says. The thermostat allows utilities to communicate with customers and to send alerts and notices of demand response events. 877.932.6233. www.ecobee.com.


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Teragren. Synergy wide-plank strand bamboo floating flooring features a glueless self-locking system for easier installation. The flooring includes a 4-mm top wear layer of Optimum 5.5 Moso strand bamboo mounted on a 100% bamboo core for stability, and it is durable enough for high-traffic installations, according to the firm. Four colors are offered: wheat, chestnut, java, and new brindle, a blend of natural and caramelized bamboo strands. 800.929.6333. www.teragren.com.