Planning a smart city for the future involves planners, architects, engineers, and designers– rather than bureaucrats, bureaucracies, and politics as usual. According to the Smart Cities Council, a smart city is “one that has digital technology embedded across all city functions.” And per Frost & Sullivan, there are eight elements (each with the word “smart” in […]
There are so many benefits to having a smart home, and the Internet of Things is expanding everyday with offerings. Check out this list from Thornbury Electrics about all the opportunities to connect your home.
The right tools are important for all contractors, and here are the best tools for renovations.
Tips for making the most of your driveway repair to add beauty and value to your home.
Rolling shutters can help make your home more energy efficient and make your outdoor living spaces much more accessible and enjoyable!
Natural light can have a big impact on your eyesight and your mood: here are some decor solutions to maximize the natural light in your home.
Mark Waghorn is a Welsh architect who has designed two homes that conform to the Wales One Planet Development guidelines for sustainable homes.
Air quality is a big concern for large cities, but did you know that indoor air is often more polluted than outdoor air? Learn how just one small device can remove all those toxins in your environment and create better air for all.
What are the hidden costs of traditional lawn care, and is synthetic turf a healthier and more ecological alternative? This green franchise thinks so!
Buying a new build home means that you’re taking advantage of the make eco-upgrades that companies like Strata are choosing for new homes.
Finished drywall is great, but what if you need access? The solution to this vexing issue is Wallo Brands drywall access panel solutions.
Scientific studies have demonstrated that monitoring CO2 for HVAC, rather than just for temperature or humidity, can significantly increase energy efficiency and save costs. Not only that, controlling CO2 emissions can enhance workplace productivity. Improving Workplace Alertness & Productivity Researchers have shown that CO2 levels above 1000ppm can negatively impact on concentration and increases lethargy […]
What if glass windows could produce enough electricity to power the energy needs of an entire building? This is precisely the goal of photovoltaic glass. The principle is simple and has been around for several years now: it is a solar panel system integrated into double glazing. It works just like a traditional solar collector […]
North America’s leading commercial wind operations and maintenance event, Wind O&M Dallas 2016*, is gearing up for April 12 and 13. The Wind O&M Dallas Summit is an annual event that brings together hundreds of wind industry professionals, decision-makers, and investors, from around the United States and the world. The event will be preceded by the […]
As far as materials go, there is nothing quite like natural slate. It is beautiful, graceful, and long-lasting. Spanish slates, in fact, have traditionally been regarded as one of the best materials for roofing and cladding. According to geology.com, slate is a fine-grained, foliated metamorphic rock. Used since Roman times, natural slate is remarkably durable, fire resistant, […]