Bird-safe buildings, AIA’s design trends, building product nutrition labels, an infrared camera primer, and other product news from the past week. Read the rest of this entry »
Even if your remodeling customers don’t have a ton of money to spend, there are plenty of areas around the house where a bit of freshening up can go a long way. Whether you’re looking to extend an existing job or add some quick one-off business, here are a few strategies to help your clients feel more at home. Read the rest of this entry »
Product and design predictions for 2012, unique range hoods, and other product news from the past week.
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The holidays didn’t slow the flow of interesting building product news last week. Here are a few stories that caught our attention, including Queen Elizabeth’s alternative energy installation, solar-generating paint, 2012 trends, fabulous fireplaces, and more.
Green building predictions, wind turbines aflame, pond-scum-inspired solar, and other building product news of note this week.
Introductions, insights, and inspirations from the world of building products this past week, including two big names expanding the market’s LED options, a decline in green product purchases, and homeowner trends galore.
• Samsung has entered the LED market with seven bulbs, including several screw-in options.
• Not to be outdone, Toshiba has introduced its own A19 LED lamp.
Introductions, insights, and inspirations from the world of building products this past week:
• Good-bye soaring foyers, hello entryway “drop zones.” The Wall Street Journal offers a look at what homebuyers in today’s economy want.
• In promising energy-efficiency news, Lowe’s will soon start selling VuCorp’s Electron Simulated Luminescence 19.5-watt light bulbs, which can replace a 65-watt incandescent but, unlike traditional CFLs, are mercury-free, turn on instantly, and are fully dimmable.