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.

Feb 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.

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.

Apr 25, 2019

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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.

Mar 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

Dec 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.

Nov 16, 2018