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Best Overall Brilliance Award Winner Values Recognition From Peers

Delta Products’ multifunctional fan earned the Best Overall TecHome Brilliance Award at the TecHome Builder Summit in December. At the 2017 TecHome Builder Summit, the TecHome Brilliance Awards were presented to companies that were deemed to be best accelerating the application of residential technologies. In total, 21 products and communities were recognized for their innovations. […]

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Control4 Creates Smart Home in Custom Airstream

Control4 customized an Airstream to create a fully automated mobile smart home. The Airstream made its debut at Boston Design Week, kicking off its 12-week “Smart Design, Smart Living” tour. The tour took the mobile smart home to major cities around the country and offered designers the opportunity to learn about designing for the connected […]

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Investigating Interoperability Issues and Protocols

Tech experts discuss the importance of understanding interoperability to make sure all the devices builders choose to install actually connect to the smart home system. During the 2016 TecHome Builder Summit, Z-Wave Alliance executive director Mitchell Klein and Domotz VP of business development Patrick Hagerman explained what builders need to consider in order to ensure a […]

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Multifamily Roundtable Session to Highlight Generational Characteristics on Tech

The TecHome Builder Summit will feature expert research from Parks Associates on how different demographics make their tech decisions. One of the signature events of the TecHome Builder Summit educational program is the roundtable session. Designed to get the best practice-sharing juices flowing, guests are tasked with working through challenge questions based on an initial […]

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My First TecHome: Custom Home with “All the Bells and Whistles”

A custom homebuilder is learning the value of technology, integrator partnerships and client communication through his very first TecHome—a project complete with “all the bells and whistles.” Chris Tennant’s journey began at TecHome Builder’s 2014 LUX summit, in Pasadena, and the subsequent year’s Orlando event. Here, the vice president of Mt. Lincoln Construction was referred […]

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National Homebuilders Surge in the Fortune 500 Rankings

This year’s Fortune 500 ranking features four national homebuilders, three of which include tech in their homes. The annual Fortune 500 list released in early June, ranks U.S. based companies with publicly available earnings and financial information. Four national homebuilders rose in Fortune’s rankings, indicating that the industry’s strong momentum has continued to improve. The four […]

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New Texas Neighborhood to Feature High-End Tech

The massive Fort Worth development keeps an eye toward the future by making sure to prepare for the tech of tomorrow. In the shadows of downtown Fort Worth, Texas is what is currently a large construction site. Eventually, it will become home to about 50,000 people and will be a driver of technology. The neighborhood […]

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Nexia Adds Vognition Voice Control to Home Bridge

Home automation platform Nexia has added voice control from Vognition to its Home Bridge. It’s a move that builds upon the voice control trends currently dominating the TecHome industry. Vognition is an Oakland-based, natural-voice-control startup that was incubated in the NJIT Enterprise Development Center in Newark, N.J. The company’s voice control operates through a mobile app with a microphone button prominently displayed […]

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Pardee Prospers with Flagstone Community

Versatile floor plans, stunning outdoor spaces and state-of-the-art tech features characterize a new Inland Empire community from national homebuilder, Pardee Homes. Flagstone—presiding in Pardee’s Beaumont, CA master-planned community Sundance—features one and two-story designs and a wide range of standard and optional tech features. This wealth of inviting options is designed for changing family needs, and […]

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Savant Releases New Skill for Amazon Alexa

The new functionality allows users to have an enhanced interaction with their Savant smart home using voice control. Savant Systems has taken another step forward in voice control. The company has released a new skill that integrates it with Amazon Alexa, allowing users another way to communicate with their smart home system. The new skill […]

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Savant Tech Comes Standard Through New Developer Partnership

The goal is to create “a harmonized standard” across all new developments, and multifamily developer Property Markets Group (PMG) achieves these aspirations through a new strategic relationship with Savant. The developer recently announced that Savant will provide the technology for its portfolio of developments currently under construction—from New York to Miami. “The builder market is […]

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Sonnen Launches Home Battery to Target Mass Market

Sonnen has released a smaller, cost-effective home battery system that opens up power storage options for builders looking to install solar as standard. Last year, Sonnen unveiled the Eco Protect home battery. Designed for off-grid installations, Sonnen’s first home battery fell short in the mass market due to its $10,000 price point. Sonnen’s newest home battery, […]

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Tech is Changing How Multifamily Buildings are Designed

As millennials make up a growing segment of the rental population, multifamily building designs increasingly are reflecting their tech-forward lifestyle. The use of smart home devices is becoming much more common in multifamily buildings, as the focus is shifting toward younger generations. More than two-thirds of millennials are now renting, and developers are beginning to […]

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TecHome Brilliance Awards Recognize Leaders in Surging Home Technology Market

Manufacturers, integrators and builders implement game-changing innovations in home control, energy efficiency, connected appliances and more. We know homebuyer demand for technology is growing at a rapid rate, and innovative builders and tech companies are answering this rallying call with solutions that “wow”and work. The 21 winners of the 2017 TecHome Brilliance Awards are certainly […]

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TecHome Brilliance Awards Taps Leaders in Surging Home Tech Market

Brilliance means being bold, innovative and groundbreaking—qualities crucial to surviving and succeeding in the rapidly evolving TecHome industry. The inaugural TecHome Brilliance Awards were announced at this week’s TecHome Builder Summits, honoring the best of the best when it comes to standout smart home products, innovative homes and communities, energy efficiency solutions, entertainment and more. […]

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TecHome Builder Summit 2018 General Session Topics Announced

High-volume, luxury and multifamily builders will learn from industry leaders and their peers during a program of thought-provoking content. A main component of the TecHome Builder Summit is delivering the country’s top homebuilders a dedicated program of content that helps them explore the opportunity, challenges and requirements for success with home technology. For the high-volume, luxury […]

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TecHome Builder Summits Connects Industry in Fort Worth

Two hundred-plus top-notch builder and developers, representing more than $55 billion in annual revenue, gathered in Fort Worth, Texas for the third annual TecHome Builder Summits. From December 7 to 9, luxury, high-volume and multifamily builders found themselves within an immersion of technology through: Boardroom presentations on the latest home technologies. One-on-one meetings with tech-focused manufacturing […]

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TecHome Now Accepting Entries for Brilliance Awards

Awards to be Presented at TecHome Builder Summit, December 4-6 in Phoenix, Ariz. The second annual TecHome Brilliance Awards will salute excellence and innovation in home technology, honoring a diverse span of products, along with contractors, architects and builders. New products, services and businesses are accelerating the application of residential technologies—fundamentally reinventing and improving the way Americans live […]

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