Smart Home Devices Struggle to Go Mainstream (Infographic)

Smart Home Devices Struggle to Go Mainstream (Infographic)

PwC says the internet of things (IoT) is set to transform—and disrupt—the way we live.

How to Look Good with Lighting Upgrades

How to Look Good with Lighting Upgrades

If you live in a home or apartment built after the 1950s, you likely cope with one of the most unkind and unflattering forms of interior lighting.

Amazon Alexa Powers New Smart Home Project

Amazon Alexa Powers New Smart Home Project

A walk through the Brookfield Residential Smart Home reveals a variety of extremely useful technologies triggered by the spoken word.

Texas Builder Expands Green Multifamily Developments

Texas Builder Expands Green Multifamily Developments

As a young man, Marcus Hiles, a Dallas real estate developer and Founder of Western Rim Property Services, dreamed of developing affordable yet sustainable neighborhoods.

Beware Energy Scrooges This Holiday Season

Beware Energy Scrooges This Holiday Season

The popularity of miscellaneous devices and equipment means that they account for a significant and growing portion of building energy consumption.

Designer Q&A: Going Green in NYC Luxury Apartments

Designer Q&A: Going Green in NYC Luxury Apartments

With residential building in New York City undergoing a bit of a boom, some developers are seeing the value of offering green and sustainably designed housing.

Smart Appliances Make the Holidays a Little Merrier

Smart Appliances Make the Holidays a Little Merrier

Spending time with the family is the highlight of every holiday, but spending time in the kitchen can be a drag.

4 Tips to Prevent a Thanksgiving Energy Bill Spike

4 Tips to Prevent a Thanksgiving Energy Bill Spike

The holiday contributes to an annual increase in energy use due to a usual drop in temperatures, lights staying on longer, and appliances operating more frequently.

Don’t be Spooked by Energy Saving Urban Legends

Don’t be Spooked by Energy Saving Urban Legends

Separate fact from fiction around five popular home energy myths that just don’t add up.

High Performance Homes 'LEED' to Savings for Owners

High Performance Homes 'LEED' to Savings for Owners

Of the 647,800 single-family homes build in the United States in 2014, less than 1 percent met LEED standards.

Smart Home Staging Kits Aim to Make Homes More Appealing

Smart Home Staging Kits Aim to Make Homes More Appealing

More than 70 percent of Americans want a smart home if they were buying a new home today.

Smart home appliances keep your life on track

Smart home appliances keep your life on track

The future is now when it comes to smart appliances.

Production Home Builder Targets Green Building to Buyer Understanding

Production Home Builder Targets Green Building to Buyer Understanding

Offering a home that exceeds the minimum standard, no matter how stringent that might be, is one way a builder a can differentiate itself in a competitive marketplace.

First home certified under Canada's Net Zero Energy program

First home certified under Canada's Net Zero Energy program

Reid's Heritage Homes was the first builder in Canada to have a Net Zero Energy (NZE) home qualified under the program.

Why Your Home Needs Controlled Lighting

Why Your Home Needs Controlled Lighting

Four reasons why using controlled lighting is a smart move for any homeowner.

Can Lighting: The Good, The Bad & The Funky

Can Lighting: The Good, The Bad & The Funky

Today many homes have a type of lighting fixture called recessed can lighting. While these can be a great accessory for your home and are often used to purpose light into an area without being seen, they can also add...

Seven energy saving upgrades for an eco-friendly home

Seven energy saving upgrades for an eco-friendly home

If you want to reduce your carbon footprint and save money on your energy bills, a great place to start is by looking at upgrading your home.

Tiny houses go on tour this summer

Tiny houses go on tour this summer

If you're interested in building your own tiny house, you can take a peek inside one on the 84 Lumber Tiny House tour.

 This is what your house will look like in 2021

This is what your house will look like in 2021

As technology progresses, more and more things around the house will connect to the Internet.

Using your phone to save energy

Using your phone to save energy

Whether you call it the smart home, the connected home or the Internet of Things, technology is changing the way we interact with the products in our homes.

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