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PB April 2016


PB April 2016

Exclusive Research: Outdoor Living

The building community reports on the growing popularity of bringing the indoors outside.

New Residential AC Efficiency Levels could save consumers $38 billion

Around 60 percent of U.S. households have a central cooling system, and most new homes are built with central air conditioning, so a change in standards would have widespread effects.

Study: Electric Water Heaters Underutilized

NRDC reports that advanced water heaters could save consumers up to $200 annually and could cut greenhouse gas emissions by up to 50 percent.

Urban Home Values Surpass the Suburbs

Zillow's 2015 Urban Zillow Home Value Index (ZHVI) was $269,036, compared with the 2015 Suburban ZHVI of $263,987.

Study examines dedicated indoor mobile systems

A study commissioned by telecom company CommScope and carried out by Coleman Parkes Research discovered that this dedicated technology can increase a property’s value by 28 percent.

Points of Entry: Door Trends

Patio doors are bigger and better, and stylish sliders are coming on strong­—and there’s more. Here are the latest door trends

The Power of Positive Is Mission Critical

Sales are important, but positive customer experience is a gold mine

Porcelain Tile | Equipe

Equipe’s new tile collection, Kite, features elongated 4-by-12-inch hexagonal…

Mosaic Tiles | New Ravenna

The Altimetry Collection, designed by Sara Baldwin Designs and Paul Schatz for New Ravenna…

The Toughest Job in Home Building Is ...

When trying to determine which job in home building is the toughest, the list of contenders is long and hotly contested


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