Arizona contractor fined $1.2 million in alleged fraud conspiracy

Photo: Ildar Sagdejev/Creative Commons.

March 25, 2016

State licensing authorities said a contractor set up companies to take advantage of older customers, damage HVAC equipment, make unnecessary repairs in order to charge a customer, and train his employees to engage in these practices.

Smart ventilation systems that test air flow using variables such as temperature, dew point, time of day, and occupancy are being tested for humid-climate homes like this one in Atlanta. 

March 24, 2016

Current research and future initiatives will make it easier to build energy-efficient homes. Here’s a look at what’s up and coming

Housing starts are taking a tortoise and the hare approach to combating low inventory, hopefully, with a similar outcome

March 24, 2016

Housing starts are increasing slowly but steadily as they try to make a dent in the low inventory that is constantly looming


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