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Ideal Homes Looks to Push the Green Envelope Ideal Homes Looks to Push the Green Envelope

When Ideal Homes started building green 25 years ago, it was a lot easier to push the cost-savings envelope. Read more

ClareHome Declares Standardized Home Automation ClareHome Declares Standardized Home Automation

Pepper Viner Homes will partner with Clare Controls to offer whole-home automation as a standard feature in its Stonebridge community outside Tucson, Ariz. Read more

Data Breach: Privacy Concerns Abound Around the Connected Home

With the connected home market heating up fast, the security of these devices and the data they hold is a priority. Read more

What Consumers Want in Home AutomationWhat Consumers Want in Home Automation

A new survey reveals that security is the No. 1 driver behind smart home adoption. Read more

Clear Estimates Takes the Tedium out of Estimating Clear Estimates Takes the Tedium out of Estimating

With 12,000 products built into the software, estimators can put projects together in no time. Read more

Working With Biochar Working With Biochar

University of Illinois researchers report that a wood-based technology can produce as much power as today’s activated-carbon supercapacitors at a fraction of the cost—and with environmentally friendly byproducts, too. Read more

Utility Companies are About to Catch up to Cars and Cabins Utility Companies are About to Catch up to Cars and Cabins

SolarCity, the nation's largest PV installer, has another good idea: use batteries to store the power. Read more

Success Story: Verity Homes Increases Net Profit by $300,000

North Dakota builder links multiple computer software systems to eliminate duplicated effort and speed up front- and back-end processes. Read more

4 barriers to BIM adoption

Building information modeling (BIM) is slowly changing the way building projects are approached, however it has yet to catch fire in the home building industry. Here are a few of the holdups. Read more

Building information modeling primer: 4 ways to save time and money

Building information modeling is a process to improve processes. When BIM is done right, you are left with a model that consists of a digital road map of a project from conception to life-cycle to demolition. BUILDER's Andrew Knight launches a multi-installment look at where BIM is, what its challenges are, and its promise as a home building game changer. Read more

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