A heavy consumer of energy in a home is it's lighting. If you have a family, no matter how many times you tell your children to turn the lights off when they leave the room, they will inevitably leave the lights on!
Clipsal's Infrascan motion sensor lighting negates the need to remember to turn the lights off when you leave a room. The system will turn the lights on when motion is detected in the room, and turn off after a certain pre-set timed period of inactivity in the room.
Standard single glazed windows offer very little thermal and sound insulating qualities. Heat and cold pass almost unobstructed, in to and out of your living areas through single glazed windows. Thankfully though, there are energy efficient alternatives such as double or triple glazed windows.
How it works: Air or gas is trapped in a thermal pocket between two or three layers of glass in order to create a thermal and sound deadening barrier. This can reduce heat/cold transfer, while still allowing sunlight into your home. It also can reduce noise transfer by up to 80%!
If building or designing a new home, this is one consideration that you will never regret. (Photo resource: http://australiandoubleglazing.com.au/tech-centre/window-gallery/another-sub-page/)