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Small-Duct, High-Velocity HVAC: What It Is and Why It Pairs Well With Modular Homes

Modular home manufacturers, builders, and owners now have many choices when it comes to indoor climate systems, but small-duct, high-velocity (SDHV) systems may be the perfect fit for these types of homes

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Smart Home Tech for All

New builder study reveals pervasiveness of home electronics


Backstory: Out-of-the-Box Thinking from the Factory

Steve Glenn and Plant Prefab work their way into the future — at their own pace with a hybrid system using factory-built modules and panels to construct custom homes.

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Design Details: Above the Fray

In a densely populated Seattle neighbor­hood, two adjacent infill sites were developed: The Lookout and Shake Shacks


Home Energy Monitor

The Wiser Energy Home Power Monitor notifies homeowners when devices are on or off


Integrated Video Doorbell

The doorbell offers even more when integrated into the Control4 universe, enabling integrators to create customized and automated actions


Invisible Smart Lock

Level Lock is the world’s first invisible smart lock


One Custom Builder's Model for Staying Ahead of the Curve

In an unusual move for a custom builder, Compo Builders is using a model home to showcase cutting-edge technology


Hidden Touch: How to Hide Audio and Video Elements in a Custom Home

There are plenty of solutions to make home tech devices unobtrusive in a custom home


Garage Door Opener With Smart Camera

A garage-door opener with an integrated wide-angle, high-
definition smart camera—the first opener of its kind, according to LiftMaster


A Picture Is Worth a Post

Custom-home builders share why they gave Instagram a try and why the social media platform is essential for their marketing outreach

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