Last month, I attended NAHB’s midyear meeting in Miami and had the pleasure of sitting in on a presentation by Daniel Swift, president and CEO of Des Moines-based architecture group BSB Design.
Home technology isn't always essential to a functional home, but it can be essential to the perfect home. Getting the bells and whistles just right - the sound system, the routers and security system - can put the finishing touch on a successful project.
An innovation showcase embraces building science and sophisticated technologies to boost energy efficiency, comfort, and livability
The technology used to be for high-end homes only, but not anymore. Buyers of all stripes are coming to expect a smart home, and it’s less expensive than ever to deliver one.
Farhana Rahman of the New York City College of Technology sands the rails that supports the team's ramp on Day 9 of the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon at the Orange County Great Park, Irvine, California, Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2015. (Credit: Thomas Kelsey/U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon)
Some participating teams constructed homes that address resiliency toward environmental changes and disasters in their respective home regions
The 2014 version of this touch-screen thermostat from Warmup—designed via a national contest—connects to the company’s radiant floor heating and allows users to view actual graphs of a home’s recorded energy consumption.
For-sale multifamily housing is poised for an upswing, but it’s not going to overtake rental apartments just yet. There’s room in the market for both to succeed.
Designs that were popular during the housing boom will probably need some fine-tuning to make them appeal to the current market.
Designs that were popular during the housing boom will probably need some fine-tuning to make them appeal to the current market. By updating plans, builders can also trim the fat and save money.
As the digital marketing manager for Taylor Morrison, John Rodeman rarely goes anywhere without his iPad. Here are five of his favorite apps.
Case Study: KB Home turns to Kwikset for secure, convenient re-key technology
Learn how Kwikset’s SmartKey Security Products provide value and peace of mind to KB Home and its homeowners
The Solar Powered Trash Compactor from Waste Management can reduce track collections by up to 80 percent by compressing contents
The Solar Powered Trash Compactor from Waste Management can reduce track collections by up to 80 percent by compressing contents using a sun-powered compactor.
home certification, weatherization, home weatherization, home performance
The Building Performance Institute Inc. (BPI) reached 25,000 active certifications this week, more than tripling its total number of professional certifications in the home performance and weatherization workforce in just 18 months