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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.

Apple HomeKit


According to a 2016 industry study by Zion Research, the U.S. market for home automation systems is growing by leaps and bounds.

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Welcoming Wireless Home

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Remodeling Market Index Rises to Five-Year High

Remodeling sentiment rose to the highest level in five years, according to the National Association of Home Builders’ (NAHB) Remodeling Market Index (RMI) for the fourth quarter of 2011. The RMI increased to 46.6 in the fourth quarter from 41.7 in the third quarter.


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2012 Construction Outlook

Leading construction experts and economists are certain about one thing in construction right now: The future is mostly uncertain because consumers are scared, and too many Americans are unemployed. Economists see 2012 as a big question mark because of the risk of a double-dip recession.


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Google and Clean Power Finance Team up to Create $75 Million Fund for Residential Solar Projects

Clean Power Finance, a provider of integrated services and financing solutions for the solar industry, and Google announced the creation of a new $75 million fund to finance residential solar projects.


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Handling Decorative Lighting Without Care Can Spoil Holiday Cheer

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Innovation and Conservation Are Key at 2011 Solar Decathlon

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Breaking into the Residential Market

The security industry may have turned a corner on the road to recovery, and that is good news for electrical contractors (ECs) looking to broaden their offerings into residential security.


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