The 2017 International Builders’ Show (IBS) marks my 26th consecutive year of attendance.
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.
Figuring out the ins and outs of a connected home can be a daunting task. That's why we sat down with the experts at Nest to find out exactly what you need to know. We asked them some of the most common questions surrounding this exciting technology. Here's what they had to say.
An innovation showcase embraces building science and sophisticated technologies to boost energy efficiency, comfort, and livability
From stair calculations for document sharing, here are the applications that builders like best
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.