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Brick-Laying Robot is Construction Worker of the Future
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Brick-Laying Robot is Construction Worker of the Future

Masons beware—the Hadrian X robot can do six to eight weeks’ worth of work by a... More

Tesla Powerwall: Not Just for Solar
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Tesla Powerwall: Not Just for Solar

From emergency backup to load shifting, energy storage batteries going into... More

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Quieting Noisy Ductwork Quieting Noisy Ductwork

A few simple choices can help keep machine noise and crosstalk out of living areas. More

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Home Innovation Issues Call for Consensus Committee Applications

The group initiates a standard for plumbing fixture replacement technicians. More

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How to Protect Your Envelope With Service Chases

Smart builders are disentangling their wiring, plumbing, and mechanicals from their high-performance shells. More

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Go Ductless Go Ductless

Mitsubishi Electric's new ductless HVAC system meets demand for low loads, high efficiencies. More

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Mystery Inspector 6: Simple, Neat Air-Sealing for Plumbing and HVAC

An inspection of a Maryland jobsite reveals good air-sealing techniques put into practice. More

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Balancing air-conditioning supply and return Balancing air-conditioning supply and return

For best performance, air-conditioning supply and return airflows should match. More

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Single Piping Run Single Piping Run

The New American Home 2012 employs a single piping run for cold water and fire suppression. More

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Smart Meters Alone Not Enough to Reduce Homeowners' Energy Use

Study shows that smart metering has the greatest impact when combined with systems that display real-time information to the home. More

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