Builders

Are Integrators Ready to be ‘Energy Automation Contractors’?

By Jason Knott · November 16, 2018 • 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.

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

By CE Pro Editors · November 7, 2018 • 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.

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

By CE Pro Editors · June 26, 2018 • 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.

NAHB Report: Housing Starts Reach Post-Recession High

By CE Pro Editors · June 21, 2018 • According to the National Association of Home Builders, housing starts have reached a post-recession high, with starts increasing 5 percent in May.

Legrand Talks Home Builders, Hot Amenities, Eliot IoT Program

By Jason Knott · May 23, 2018 • Fritz Werder, Vice President & General Manager, Nuvo/On-Q at Legrand sat down with CE Pro to discuss what's trending with Millennials and other homebuyers, why integrators are key to upselling lighting, how the company's brands align, and Vantage's role in particular.

Amazon Introduces Smart-Home ‘Experience Centers’

By CE Pro Editors · May 9, 2018 • Amazon partners with national homebuilder Lennar to create Alexa-enabled smart homes in select cities including Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Washington D.C.

7 Tips for Marketing to Homebuilders, Architects, Interior Designers

By By Angel Madrid · April 12, 2018 • Send a free Amazon Echo Dot to help break the ice, and other advice such as sitting on local boards, leveraging manufacturers, and hosting events are other inventive ways to build business with trade partners.

Custom Home Builder: Differentiate with Smart-Home Tech, But Keep it Simple

By Jason Knott · March 20, 2018 • TDI Homes in Arlington, Va., advises simplicity in installation, interface, form factor. Standardizes on VSSL multiroom audio systems, with Control4 and Leviton control for security and home automation.

NAHB Forecast: Home Starts up 5% in 2018, Bolstered by ‘Political Climate’

By Jason Knott · January 26, 2018 • NAHB forecasts single-family home starts will up 5% in 2018, thanks in part to 'pro-business sentiment in Washington', but MDU starts will fall.

Residential Remodeling Spending Expected to Grow 7.5% in 2018

By Jason Knott · January 24, 2018 • Harvard University Joint Center for Housing Studies predicts residential remodeling activity will hit $340 billion, up 7.5%.

Comcast Xfinity Rolls Out MDU Smart Home Program

By CE Pro Editors · January 15, 2018 • Cable giant Comcast packages smart home devices, services to create 'simple solution to an advanced network' for multi-dwelling unit (MDU) developers.

Legrand Lighting Controls Selected for Major New-Home Development in Fla.

By CE Pro Editors · December 18, 2017 • Neal Communities to install Legrand's P&S electrical products, lighting controls and specialty outlets in 1,200 Sarasota-area homes per year, with Legrand Radiant lighting offered as upgrade.

Smart Home Communities – Smart Bet or All Hype?

By Michael Smith · November 13, 2017 • Smart home community trend is taking off. What can manufacturers, installers and dealers do to catch the tailwind?

Core Brands Rallies Around Elan at CEDIA

By Jason Knott · September 22, 2017 • Core Brands focuses on Elan with new Elan Flagship Program, video-over-IP solution, 12.5% rebate program, builder program and two new slick Elan remote controls.

The State of the Smart

By Advertorial · April 26, 2017 • Get more business by teaming up with some unlikely allies.

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