Category: Innovation

What Happens When Your Office Lighting Connects to the Internet?

We have come a long way since Tim Berners Lee democratized Internet access with the creation of the World Wide Web in 1991. From dial-up and grimy beige desktops to devices that actually listen and act when you speak, the future is even more connected. And while there’s an abundance of chatter regarding the explosive […]

Advanced House Framing

Advanced house framing, sometimes called optimum value engineering (OVE), refers to framing techniques designed to reduce the amount of lumber used and waste generated in the construction of a wood-framed house. These techniques boost energy efficiency by replacing lumber with insulation material while maintaining the structural integrity of the home. Advanced framing improves the whole-wall […]

Ultra-Efficient Home Design

Ultra-efficient home design combines state-of-the-art, energy-efficient construction, appliances, and lighting with commercially available renewable energy systems, such as solar water heating and solar electricity. By taking advantage of local climate and site conditions, designers can incorporate passive solar heating and cooling and energy-efficient landscaping strategies. The intent is to reduce home energy use as cost-effectively […]

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