Technology has become integrated into our homes with devices such as networked doorbells, smart thermostats, and wireless light bulbs.
The National Association of Home Builders says it's time to rethink the rate of return on energy efficiency.
Double-digit revenue growth for these home builders during the recovery started with pre-planning, re-examination, and retrenching during the recession.
Installation of these solar shingles would cost the homeowner an additional $10,000, though the price of the products is expected to fall.
The unemployment rate in the construction sector in May was the lowest it has been in five years, which could signal a coming worker shortage, according to the Associated General Contractors of America.
Sales of newly built, single-family homes rose for a third consecutive month in May, posting a 2.1 percent gain to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 476,000 units.
As more homes begin to sell, all of the players involved in sales eventually will get some benefit from the momentum alone. But good markets cover up and forgive a lot of bad processes and business errors.
This recovery is one in which builders would do well to recognize the trend lines and take a steady course of action rather than stutter steps, which can harm your business.
The eight-point jump was the first time the index has been above 50 since April 2006 and represented the biggest one-month gain since August and September of 2002, when the HMI recorded a similar increase of eight points.
The number of U.S. housing markets on the mend rose by five to a total of 263 in June, according to the National Association of Home Builders/First American Improving Markets Index (IMI).
Success in constructing net-zero homes in the Northwest has sparked debate over how green codes should be incorporated.