By Jason Knott · May 23, 2019 • 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.
By Jason Knott · April 25, 2019 • Homebuilders are dangerously being advised they are ‘dumb’ for not constructing ‘smart homes,' and providing Wi-Fi is their only requirement.
By CE Pro Editors · March 12, 2019 • 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.
By Rodney Bosch · December 12, 2018 • 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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
By Jason Knott · January 24, 2018 • Harvard University Joint Center for Housing Studies predicts residential remodeling activity will hit $340 billion, up 7.5%.
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.