innovation

All-electric heating and cooling proves ideal for prefabricated home builder Plant Prefab.

Times have changed. A generation ago, smart home technology gained momentum as an exciting add-on to custom homes, viewed as a nice-to-have and an attention grabber for people with disposable income. Now, it’s a must-have for the mainstream. How can you get ahead of the shift?

Builders feel optimistic for 2021, but they also urge the industry to prepare for changes in design and new-home sales, according to UTOPIA’s exclusive research.

There are reasons the industry hasn’t fully embraced innovation. And there are ways to get past that.

At an innovation incubator funded by the Wells Fargo Foundation and supported by NREL, early-stage housing industry firms get their ideas ready for the marketplace.

Williams Robotics has created a robot that builds walls. And that’s just the start.

The project team for a 28-unit multifamily complex selects a highly-efficient HVAC system to help achieve Passive House status.

The annual Ivory Prize aims to promote innovation in an industry that has long resisted it.