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BONE Structure and DBA Architecture demonstrate the future of home building & design at the Dwell on Design Show

Benefiting from the superior insulation and air tightness of the system, and integrating numerous sustainable technologies, the Bridge House will achieve Net Zero Energy Efficiency when completed.

Art and Design Collide with Tech at Solar Startup

Not only do we think that aesthetics is not a niche market, we think it will come to dominate the solar market in a few years time. With a presence in less than two percent of households today, residential solar is still in its infancy.

Federal study sees PACE driving solar growth

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory analysis offers evidence that innovative financing mechanism prompted thousands of California homeowners to go solar

Visually appealing solar modules as architectural elements in building façades

VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland and Metropolia University of Applied Sciences together with the industrial partners are investigating opportunities to extend integration of visually attractive solar modules into architecture of building façades.

Smart Home Tech For Your Bathroom

With homes getting smarter and smarter, more efficient and luxurious bathrooms features are becoming available to the everyday homeowner. Even though this technology still has years of further development before its considered normal in most bathrooms, it’s still exciting

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The 3rd Asia (Guangzhou) Battery Sourcing Fair 2018 (GBF Asia 2018)

Highlights of GBF ASIA 2018 30,000 Sqm | 800+ Booth | 500+Exhibitors | 35000+Visitors Battery and manufacturing equipment exhibitors are projected to maintain a overwhelming presence, while more active participation is expected from graphene, supercapacitor, and hydrogen fuel cell suppliers due to Chinese government's strong attention to these sectors. Seeing more and more battery manufacturer is setting up their own EV production line, GBF Asia will be adding EV to its exhibit range.

Powerley Becomes the First to Integrate Next-Gen Z-Wave into Home Energy Management

Integrating the Z-Wave Plus certification and S2 Security framework into the platform, Home Energy Management leader Powerley, elevates smart home interoperability, security and performance.

Martin Audio North American Demo Tour Continues in Southern California

Martin Audio's North America Demo Tour will be making stops at the Olive Branch Community Church in Corona, CA and Beach Point Church in Fountain Valley, CA on May 1st and 2nd after a successful start at New York City's iconic (Le) Poisson Rouge.

The Home Depot to Hire 1,000 Technology Professionals

In December 2017, the company announced investments related to its store and online shopping experience, supply chain and delivery capabilities, and associate and workforce management systems. Many of these initiatives require advanced software engineering, system engineering, UX design and product management.

Lutron Electronics Acquires Ketra, Maker of Smart Lighting and Controls

Lutron Can Now Offer the World's Most Comprehensive, Light Control Solution: Customizable Lighting, Controls and Automated Shades for Residential and Commercial Applications

Energy & Other Home Systems - Featured Product

Rolls Battery - Maintenance-free Agm & Gel Batteries

Rolls Battery - Maintenance-free Agm & Gel Batteries

With a full range of capacity options (85AH-3300AH) and voltage configurations to choose from, Rolls Battery maintenance-free 2V, 6V & 12V AGM and broad range of 2V GEL models offer a valve regulated lead acid (VRLA) battery option with the same dependable energy storage and heavy-duty construction customers have grown to expect from the Rolls brand for over sixty years. Installed in off-grid, grid-tied or backup float applications, these sealed batteries require minimal ongoing maintenance and provide a versatile energy storage solution for remote or confined installations. Rolls Battery AGM and GEL battery lines deliver superior cycle life and are backed by an industry-leading warranty.

Energy & Other Home Systems - Featured Company

Rolls Battery

Rolls Battery

Surrette Battery Company, the exclusive manufacturer of Rolls Battery, is one of North America's leading lead-acid battery manufacturers. Established in 1935, with a production facility in Salem, Massachusetts, Surrette Battery Company relocated to Canada in 1959 and is the Nation's only remaining independent battery manufacturer.