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Smart Irrigation Gets Smarter

<b>It’s cookout season and the perfect time to look more closely at making your irrigation options smarter.</b><p>According to The Irrigation Association, …

Summer Break Safety in the Smart Home

[tps_header]<p><b>Moms and dads are looking for builders who understand their safety concerns and offer tech solutions to their child-raising …

Geothermal Breaks Ground in New England

<b>To use a baseball analogy, building new homes in Massachusetts is like pitching with the bases loaded in the bottom of the ninth.</b><p>You’ve got to …

The Buzz About Hive

<b>British Gas has created a smart thermostat that blends in with home décor.</b><p>Until recently, things like thermostats were known as “wall acne.” While …

Video Tour: Geothermal Heats Up the HVAC Market

<b>We know geothermal is energy efficient, but below the surface there’s a lot more to this HVAC system.</b><p>While on the outside it seems like a more …

Rustic Design Meets Healthy Home Tech

<b>Nothing refreshes the body and mind quite like the great outdoors. It’s why people go hiking, camping and buy log homes. All the more so if these</b> …

Solar Energy “Clouds” Cool Down the Home without AC

<b>It’s a new way to use solar energy.</b><p>A group of Dutch designers has created an HVAC solution that doesn’t include using energy to run air conditioning …

Revolutionizing Healthy Homes for Athletes

<b>The concept of the healthy home is not new. But what this builder is doing to create healthy homes specifically designed to improve athletes’</b> …

Healthy Home System Gives Care to Air

<b>Builders may be worried about suffocating under new building codes and standards. But Pepper Viner Homes is concerned about one thing when it comes</b> …

Embue Wins Z-Wave IoT Developer Competition

<b>Multifamily builders can now include smart energy and operational waste management with their offerings with Z-Wave Labs competition winner, …

Forget Solar, E2 Homes Counts on Geothermal

<b>Solar is out and geothermal is in, according to one Florida builder.</b><p>Rob Smith, owner of E2 Homes in Maitland, Fla., is a fully insured, state …

Traditional Luxury Fireplaces Get a Modern Twist with Home Control

Fireplaces that offer wireless connectivity and unique designs are becoming hot items in luxury homes.<p>According to Connecticut builder Jarrett …

Freelancing

Best of TecHome: Kitchen

[tps_header] <b>Builders, take notes. Today’s kitchen is not just about cooking dinner anymore, it’s also where families connect with one another and</b> …

Kitchens

Empty Nesters Emerge as Luxury Tech Buyers

[tps_header]<p><b>Empty nesters are downsizing, but they don’t have to sacrifice luxury living or home technology.</b><p>In the Summer Hill community, located in …

Real Estate

A Hurricane Proof Home That Powers the Neighborhood

<b>Hurricane Joaquin has homeowners cleaning up a huge mess in Bermuda and the United States, leaving them concerned about their biggest</b> …

New Jersey

California Home Builders Set the Standard for Standard

<b>When it comes to luxury building, going standard is always a key choice over providing options.</b><p>This is, at least, a preference of California Home …

Real Estate

Toll Brothers Redefines Transitional Spaces with Tech

Connected devices are breathing new life into transitional spaces, and a major national builder says it’s sparking a trend.<p>Toll Brothers director of …

Los Angeles

Ease-of-Use Comes First In This Tech-Driven LUX Rental

[tps_header]<p>Three times the size of the average American home, this 8,000-square-foot Wyoming house presents some unique challenges when it comes to …

Real Estate

Online Sales Tools Streamline Smart Home Solutions

<b>Welcome to Clarksburg Village, a</b> <b>Craftmark Homes</b> <b>community in Maryland that includes keyless entry, connected lighting and thermostats as standard.</b><p>The …

Housing Market

Lighting Shines at the MBA Parade of Homes

[tps_header]<b>Metropolitan Builders Association (MBA) says builders and consumers are looking up — focusing on incorporating ceilings and lighting into</b> …

Home Automation

Techie Tiny Home Proves LUX Amenities Can Be Affordable

<b>A Boston architect is proving you can have luxury amenities at a low cost. You just have to offer them in a tinier package.</b><p>“Once you talk to people …

Energy Efficiency

Why An Electric Company Built a Smart Home?

<b>If competition from other builders doesn’t have you convinced to tap into the TecHome market, this just might. An electric company has now opened its</b> …

Home Automation

Nursery Technology to Appeal to Growing Families

[tps_header]<p><b>New homebuyers are often in the market because their family is growing. They need a bigger yard, a bigger great room and of course they</b> …

Home Automation

Raging Residential Elevator Trend

<b>Boomers aging in place are changing the residential elevator market.</b><p>“You’re seeing a lot more people wanting to stay in their homes and adding …

Logitech Expands Smart Home Capabilities

<b>Logitech, a product design company, has announced that its Harmony home control remote will now integrate with four major house subsystems.</b><p>According …

Home Automation

Insteon Expands Internet of Things with Toshiba

<b>Insteon’s connected home hub has partnered with Toshiba to implement the first built-in Internet of Things (IoT) application that will be distributed</b> …

Outsmarting the Big Storms with Smart Home Technology

[tps_header]<p>Hurricanes cause about five billion dollars worth of damage to homes in the U.S. each year.<p>Builders in hurricane prone areas such as …

10 Techie Tips for Selling Better Smart Home Sleep

[tps_header] <i></i><p><b>Smart home builders should always be focusing on comfortable, healthy and accessible living for their clients, and a good night’s sleep</b> …

Survey Hints at a Soaring Smart Home Future

<b>The results of a new survey show Americans are embracing the smart home.</b><p>Coldwell, the original Silicon Valley real estate founded in 1906, and CNET, …

Real Estate

ClareVue Brings Luxury Smart Lighting Control Mainstream

<b>Clare Controls’ ClareVue smart lighting is now shipping and costs a fraction of the price of high-end systems.</b><p>The home automation company says the …