The urgent need to address climate change has gained renewed focus since late last year when the United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change warned we have as few as 12 years to reduce global emissions by 45 percent. Should we not meet that goal – and average global temperatures rise by more than 2 … Continued
HTF Market Intelligence Consulting started off 2019 releasing results of its Global Online On-Demand Home Services study, which found the industry gaining traction worldwide. In the wake of Uber’s immense popularity, on-demand services are offered through software applications that manage a variety of data to match consumers with service professionals in a variety of industries. … Continued
Climate change has led to increased global temperatures and a rising demand for HVAC efficiency around the world. Not only are governments and organizations in search of ways to use less energy, but rising utility bills have set property and business owners on the same path. Therefore, HVAC optimization technology is of greater interest than … Continued
Since the first electric furnace was developed in 1861, HVAC technology has forever transformed the way we live. No longer are we huddled next to the fire to keep warm in winter or sleeping outside in the hot summer months. The first century or so in HVAC technology was dominated by mechanical developments, but electronics … Continued
On the surface, the storage industry isn’t one that many would consider very technologically adapt. Self-storage and warehousing are somewhat straight-forward, after all. A lot, empty buildings, locks and electricity are all that are needed for success, right? Owners and operators involved in the storage business may tell you otherwise. A successful self-storage business needs … Continued
Real estate can be a lucrative investment, but managing properties can be an enormous headache. Property owners and managers must juggle and master marketing, accounting, screening tenants, collecting payments, completing maintenance and a whole host of duties . With so many roles to fill, it’s ironic that the real estate industry has been slow to … Continued
Little was certain in the Urban Land Institute’s 2019 Emerging Trends report. After all, experts had predicted the 2018 homebuying market would be the all-time most competitive, but buyers grew wary later in the year. Now, as buyers anticipate increasing interest rates, some of the 750 real estate professionals surveyed by ULI and PricewaterhouseCoopers while … Continued
On-demand convenience has become the name of the game in today’s start-up economy. Technology is touching parts of our lives we never envisioned. Ever since Uber created software to help people hail a “cab,” it’s a race to adapt similar programs for all aspects of the service industry.
If solar went mainstream in 2018, it’s poised to really start trending next year and beyond. California is set to take the lead, thanks to the state’s energy commission and its plan to mandate solar panels on all new home construction by 2020.
Ever since Amazon’s Alexa launched the idea of a smart home into the galactic lexicon, we’ve seen a race to conquer any and every task with technology. These advancements enable a variety of devices to be connected and controlled by a single gadget. In smart homes, lighting, heating and air conditioning units, surveillance cameras, televisions, … Continued