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10th Annual Green Home of the Year Award Winner: New Zealand Original

Posted by Green Builder Staff

Apr 24, 2018 11:03:42 AM

This unique home deserves kudos for its building science and unique design.

When constructing the Dundonald Street Environmental and Passive Solar House, developers had little thoughts—as in a creating a small home (1,281 square feet) that would have an even smaller impact on the area’s ecological footprint.

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Meet the New Digital Age of Appliances

Posted by Green Builder Staff

Feb 13, 2018 2:51:50 PM

What happens when the world’s leading technology company blends high tech with high design?

The market for smart home technology is exploding, and companies of all shapes and sizes are jumping in to reap the rewards.  And while there are plenty of devices that don’t add any real value to homeowners beyond the whiz-bang factor, many innovations are addressing real concerns to improve the resource efficiency, health, and safety of our families.

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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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