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. 

In the new reality of resilient construction, there may be no place like home. According to McGraw-Hill Construction, green-built homes will represent as much as 38 percent of the residential market by 2016.

Despite the fact that the US Census Bureau reported, at the end of 2013, that housing starts had increased 29 percent over the previous year, electrical contractors (ECs) generally agree that the residential market is not exactly taking off at rocketship pace.

SolarCity’s DemandLogic system

It seems like, every other week, a leading research lab announces a breakthrough technology to make batteries more powerful, more durable or a whole lot less expensive—after just a few more years of research and development.

It’s been said that, if you talk to three economists, you will get no less than four different and equally plausible explanations for why the economy is the way it is. This same principle could be applied to recent observations about the nation’s housing market.

More on Residential

New-Home Sales up in April Following Downward Revision in March

Sales of newly built, single-family homes rose 3.3 percent in April to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 526,000 units, the U.S. Commerce Department reported.

ECs Are Integrators of Choice for Home Technologies

Congratulations are in order as electrical contractors (ECs) have taken the lead as custom installers for many key home technologies.

New Residential Sales Continue to Fall

The conclusion of 2007 saw the biggest 12-month decline in new home sales in 37 years, and analysts predict 2008 to continue the residential sales slump. According to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development in conjunction with the U.S.

AFCIs Increase Safety from Fires

According to the most recent data from the United States Fire Administration, home electrical problems are responsible for an estimated 67,800 fires every year, resulting in 485 deaths, 2,300 injuries and more than $868 million in residential property loss. The U.S.

Automation Goes Home

Elite homebuyers want the latest monitoring technology

Broadband Reaching: The Residential Standard

Broadband services have come a long way. The services expanded from simply high-speed Internet access to more entertainment options and voice features over Internet protocol. Homeowners may want to subscribe to some of these services.

Connecting To The Future

Revolutionizing residential entertainment and communications