Residential

 

With the growth in the market for the interconnected, electronic smart home, to the care and attention needing to be paid to retrofits of aging houses, there’s never a shortage of information in the residential market. Below you’ll find the residential articles from ELECTRICAL CONTRACTOR, covering the full residential spectrum. 

According to an employment report, released by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics on August 4, the construction industry added 6,000 new positions (seasonally adjusted) in July.

According to the latest data from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the Commerce Department, U.S. housing starts fell back 4.8 percent in July to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.16 million units.

Quadrant Homes, a homebuilder based in Bellevue, Wash. serving the Seattle area, announced on June 6 via their website that they will begin offering smart home features as standard in all new Quadrant homes.

Two new reports confirm the trend that homeowners are becoming more aware of energy saving opportunities and needs and are taking steps to benefit from these savings.

More on Residential

 
Charged for Success

U.S. solar-panel manufacturers might be hurting these days, but installers’ business is going gangbusters.


READ MORE
 
2012 Profile of the Electrical Contractor

For the past 50 years, ELECTRICAL CONTRACTOR has surveyed its readers every other year to get a snapshot of the industry and pinpoint emerging trends, opportunities and other changing dynamics.


READ MORE
 
Heat Wave: Electric Radiant Heat

For most of us, winter draws to a close around March. But impressions of cold and icy conditions still may be fresh in the minds of home- and business owners. They may be ready for warmth under foot and snow-free pavement.


READ MORE
 
The More the Merrier: Multifamily Housing

“When one door closes, another opens,” Alexander Graham Bell said. Sometimes, however, we look so long and regretfully upon the closed door that we may miss the ones that are opening.


READ MORE
 
Launching a Luxe Layout: Home Automation

Luxury homes are often a launching point for technology, such as home automation, security, lighting management, and entertainment systems, that could become commonplace throughout the residential market.


READ MORE
 
The Changing Face of TV

Nothing is sacred in the digital age. Innovation is the driving principle. The operating mindset is to strive for quality, speed and efficiency. Along those lines, it was only a matter of time before the Internet set its sights on the TV.


READ MORE
 
Window of Opportunity: Electronic Shading

Electronic shading has been around since the 1980s, but for the most part, electrical contractors have shied away from installing it because it involves those perceived risks always attached to something “we’ve never done before.” But by avoiding this work, contractors continue to lose out on the c


READ MORE

Pages

X