Home Builders, Lighting Control Industry Beg: No More AFCI Mandates!

More arc fault circuit interrupters (AFCI) in homes have been proposed for NEC 2020, but the NAHB argues it won't improve safety, and home-tech integrators bemoan dimming issues and nuisance trips.

Dec 21, 2017

Article HousingNAHB

Report: New Home Construction Reaches 9-Year High

Good news for CE pros, especially those working in MDUs: single-family home construction is up 10.7% and multifamily home building is up 68.8%.

Nov 23, 2016

Article MillennialsNAHB

5 Things Millennials Will Want to See in Single-Family Homes

When Millennials do finally move out of their Mom's basement or their rented apartment in Williamsburg, they're going to be looking for certain amenities in their new homes.

Oct 20, 2016

US House of Reps Aims to Delay Overtime Law; Lawsuit Filed by NAHB

Starting Dec. 1, 2016, integrators must pay overtime to any worker earning less than $47,476 annually, more than double the previous threshold. NAHB lawsuit aims to stop the law from being enacted while pushing for a gradual increase in the limit.

Oct 03, 2016

Article BuildersCTANAHB

Percentage of New Homes with Lighting Control Doubles Over 2 Years

New data from joint CTA/NAHB study reveals the percentage of builders offering lighting control (68%) continues to rise, while the penetration rate for lighting control hits an all-time high at 11% of new homes, twice the rate of two years ago.

May 03, 2016

Article BuildersNAHB

NAHB Forecasts 13% Rise in Housing Starts for 2016

For 2016, the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) is predicting that housing starts will hit 1.26 million units, with single-family starts hitting 840,000, up 18%.

Jan 20, 2016