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Brilliant Smart Home System Earns Tech Bites Honors

CEDIA Expo Virtual’s Tech Bites winner Brilliant tops entries by Access Networks, Audinate, AudioControl, Dish, HDBaseT, Olibra and Savant.

Arlen Schweiger · September 17, 2020

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Taylor Morrison Launches ‘TM LiveWell’ Healthy Homes

All new-construction homes feature TM LiveWell standard package with air & water filtration, smart HVAC controls, antibacterial bath fans and more.

Arlen Schweiger · August 19, 2020

Broan-NuTone Showcases IAQ Innovations at Builders’ Show

At IBS 2020, Broan-NuTone introduced new digital wall controls, SurfaceShield fan featuring antibacterial LED light and cloud-based whole-home Connected IAQ system.

Arlen Schweiger · February 12, 2020

Sonnen ecoLinx to Anchor New Illinois Sustainable Community

Battery storage company sonnen’s ecoLinx will be the centerpiece of ‘Wildwood of Marengo’ passive home community. $700K homes represent sonnen’s third sonnenCommunity in U.S.

Jason Knott · May 23, 2019

Is There Growing Builder Backlash to ‘Smart Homes’?

Homebuilders are dangerously being advised they are ‘dumb’ for not constructing ‘smart homes,’ and providing Wi-Fi is their only requirement.

Jason Knott · April 25, 2019

Report: As Homebuilding Lags in the US, Remodeling Up 50%

A new report from the Harvard University Joint Center for Housing Studies suggests that, when compared to 20 years ago, both younger and older homeowners are now more likely to spend on home improvements.

CE Pro Editors · March 12, 2019

DR Horton, KB Homes: How Big Production Builders Deploy Smart-Home Technology Today

Mass-market DIY home automation systems work for production homes, but should be deployed with ‘white-glove’ service, and supported after the fact: ‘Connected Home’ panel with DR Horton and KB Homes

Rodney Bosch · December 12, 2018

Are Integrators Ready to be ‘Energy Automation Contractors’?

Sonnen aims to create a new category of smart home integrators who unite solar, energy storage, vehicle charging stations, and intelligent circuit breakers with lighting, shades and thermostats.

Jason Knott · November 16, 2018

LA Production Builder Standardizes on Elan Home Automation and Prewiring in 27 New Homes

Each of the 27 properties in three new RC Homes communities will include a standard Elan home-automation package with a video doorbell, smart thermostat, smart light switches, and prewiring for data and entertainment.

CE Pro Editors · November 07, 2018

Alula’s ‘SmartHome Now’ Saves Builders Up Front, Lets Buyers Add Tech Later

Alula Connect+ security and home-automation platform can be installed during construction at very low cost to homebuilder, allowing integration with built-in smart-home tech like Pella Insynctive windows and doors.

CE Pro Editors · June 26, 2018