Technology has become integrated into our homes with devices such as networked doorbells, smart thermostats, and wireless light bulbs.
Codes and Standards
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Fire-incident history and proximity to a drug lab are among the things of interest to buyers.
Amsterdam's Ijburg neighborhood is the first floating neighborhood with 97 houses.
That’s enough electricity to power 19 million homes, or the total electricity demand of five states.
The market is expected to get a boost in the next decade as builders incorporate the latest technologies to meet the increased energy efficiency standards.
The extension is expected to add an extra 20 gigawatts of solar power.
The AIA said this indicates homeowners are "increasingly favoring amenities and features that offer residents a sense of community."
These structures make housing more affordable in a place where the base price for a single-family home now tops one million dollars.
One standard says EPSS (emergency power supply system) equipment should be located above known previous flooding elevations where possible.
Prop F would have limited the number of nights of short-term rental and required individual hosts to submit quarterly reports.
The nation averages one death per day from falls down stairs. The National Building Code of Canada prescribes stair tread width at a minimum of 21 centimeters, or 8 1/4 inches.