Suburbia: It has been a panacea and an expletive. Touted for affordability and maligned for automobile dependence, suburbia is a fact of life in the U.S.
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Amazon Echo. Photo: Rob Albright/Creative Commons.
Amazon’s Echo home automation device reportedly took things into its own hands and adjusted thermostats without owners’ authority.
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The guide features information on engineered wood products and recommendations for their use in a wide range of applications in residential and commercial construction.
Century Partners renovated this house in Detroit. Photo: Century Partners.
In addition to paying cash for the homes, Century Partners provides shares of its profits to the former homeowners.
Miami. Photo: Matthew Hurst/Creative Commons.
They say policymakers should begin planning for how to deal with a massive exodus of area residents in the coming decades.
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The wait can take as long as six to eight months—up from two to three months in some hot markets.
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The roofs make it very hard to get suppression penetration into the attic and into the involved areas of the home.
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The combined rotation of the building and roof produces 25,000 kWh/year of electricity, five times as much energy as a home of comparable size would typically use.
Flood in Sumpter County, S.C., in 2015. Photo: U.S. Department of Agriculture/Creative Commons.
The funds will help with unmet housing, economic development, and infrastructure needs after thousands of homes and small businesses were damaged or destroyed last October.
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More than 25 of the 40 U.S. states with net metering policies are reportedly reconsidering them.
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A 200-home development in Salida, Colo., will be the largest tiny house community in the country.