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Flooring Revolution

Posted by Green Builder Staff

Jan 4, 2018 2:23:11 PM

When people think of innovation today, enabling smart home technologies generally come to mind. But other building product categories, like flooring, are experiencing similar important advancements.

When it comes to increasing the durability, aesthetics, and sustainability of your projects, selecting the right flooring products can pack a big punch.  There are several trends in green flooring that are worth consideration.

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PLNAR Digitizes the Home Dimensioning Process with Augmented Reality

Posted by Green Builder Staff

Nov 13, 2017 11:45:32 AM

Created using Apple’s ARKit, the PLNAR app will be available with the launch of iOS 11.

PLNAR, the first app to generate floor plans using augmented reality, will be released in the App Store once iOS 11 is made available. The PLNAR app—built using Apple’s ARKit, an augmented reality development tool—was created by SmartPicture Technologies, an Austin-based software-as-a-service company that creates solutions to digitally automate the traditional in-home measurement process. 

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Hotel Sustainability Secrets

Posted by Green Builder Staff

Jul 28, 2017 11:00:57 AM

A super-green hotel in New York showcases eco-conscious ideas fit for any large property.

In their own way, hotels are a form of multi-family residence, providing temporary living quarters for a day or weeks. And with travel groups like TripAdvisor and the Global Business Travel Association reporting hotel guests’ continuously rising preference for green products, building eco-friendly hotels makes more sense now than ever.

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Cracking the Millennial Code: Designing Living Spaces for Enhanced Experiences

Posted by Green Builder Staff

May 25, 2017 9:49:18 AM

Architecture that offers clients an "above and beyond" lifestyle is the right approach to a tech-savvy, evolving marketplace.

Enhanced Design (definition)

1) The fusion of technology, design, form and function through next generation planning methods

2) A way of thinking about spaces that merges digital and physical worlds by incorporating technology into design

Technology is advancing at an accelerated pace. With it, people’s daily lives continue to evolve as they welcome new innovation into their personal worlds. It’s not something to fear; technology is enhancing users’ experiences by simplifying their daily routines, letting them get more done in less time. With a turn of a phrase or a touch of a button, they can start cars, pre-order Starbucks and lock the door as they rush off to work.

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2016 Green Home of the Year Award Winner: Passive Power House

Posted by Green Builder Staff

Mar 15, 2017 6:00:00 AM

With the ultra-green Madrona Passive Home, what goes around comes around—-again and again.

This nearly 3,700-square-foot, single-family custom home in Seattle’s Madrona neighborhood takes energy efficiency to a new high by keeping power needs low. Designed by Shed Architecture & Design and constructed by Hammer & Hand, the PHIUS+ Certified passive house is virtually net zero, according to H&H project supervisor Alex Daisley. Add in the home’s electric charging station, and you have a residence where more energy is generated than needed in a typical year.

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