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Traditional Siding for a Hemp Home

Clad with cedar shingles, this Cape Cod home has a hempline core. More

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When and Where Will Off-Site Construction Technologies Emerge?

Ed Hudson, Home Innovation Research Labs’ director, analyzes data from a builder... More

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Risk And Resiliency: 50 Home Building And Housing Innovators Who Matter In 2019 And Beyond

Zero in and vote here on the 50 most transformative, influential, impactful... More

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Wattstopper Wireless DLM System Offers Upgraded Suite of Smart Lighting Controls

Legrand’s new Wattstopper products include occupancy sensors, a dimming wall... More

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Jef Forward Makes the Case for 3D Technology

The creative director of Forward Design Build in Ann Arbor, Mich., explains how... More

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First Smart Phones, Now Smart Homes

Will this kitchen of the future change the future of building? More

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Tablet Computers Are Becoming an Essential In-Home Sales Tool

Technology has dramatically sped up the in-home sales process. Stay up to speed and increase sales by transitioning from pen and paper to a tablet computer. More

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Cool roofs become a roofing hot button

A recent article in the popular press takes to task the energy-saving claims of cool roofing. Yet it's hard not to see the brazen denouncements of cool roofing put forth here as a ploy to maintain the market for dark-colored single-ply roofing. While it's true the energy savings are limited in cooler climates, the benefits of installing reflective roofing extend beyond energy savings, and only in the very coldest of U.S. cities (e.g. Anchorage, Alaska) should cool roofs be avoided. More

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Roll Your Own: Customized App Creation for Less Using Canvas

JOE STODDARD talks about a new online tool to help you create specialized apps for your business. More

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