Every year technology advances to make our homes more efficient, and 2011 was no exception. Here are 10 posts from this past year showcasing the ever-expanding improvements and exciting developments in store for the green home:

TOP ROW
• 1 Nest: The Learning Thermostat That Programs Itself
• 2 The Beehive of the Future
• 3 Eco Printer Prints With Disappearing Ink, Making Paper Reusable
• 4 Eco Light Bulb Technology: What's Next
• 5 Coming January 2012: The Modular Tetra Shed Workspace

MIDDLE ROW
• 6 5 Award Winning Green Homes
• 7 Space Saver: USB Wall Socket
• 8 Trout Gulch: A High-Tech Commune in Northern California
• 9 The Cell Rug from LAMA Concept Has Embedded LEDs
• 10 13 Green Gifts for Gadget-Loving Techies

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Welcome to Re-Nest's Best of 2011 roundup! From December 19 through January 1 we are rounding up some of our favorite (and your favorite) posts from the past year.

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