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Instantly compare thousands of home designs, and optimize for lower costs, energy efficiency and better business results. Cut construction costs and sell more energy-related upgrades. Learn More.

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Production Building Optimization Opportunity Report: How Production Home Builders are finding ways to reduce construction costs and energy bills simultaneously

States are adopting more stringent energy codes every year, and home buyers are becoming more educated and concerned about energy efficiency. Making smarter energy design decisions presents a huge opportunity to cut construction costs while delivering equal or superior performance, therefore increasing profitability. This report will analyze and evaluate this opportunity in greater detail.

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Ekotrope Datasheet

Ekotrope is a cloud‐based solution that gives production builders an efficient, comprehensive, and accurate way to compare the cost and performance of a home’s energy‐related components (windows, doors, insulation, mechanical equipment, etc.). It gives purchasing professionals an efficient way to find the most cost-effective, quality building components, to drive lower construction costs and higher profit margins. Ekotrope helps builders gain superior control over their bottom line and mitigate risks. Learn More.

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Innovative Thomas & Betts electrical boxes save time and energy, while making a quality installation

Homeowners today demand increased energy efficiency, and T&B has responded with the Carlon® DraftTight® Non-Metallic Box for new construction and DraftTight® Old Work Box for existing structures. Their innovative designs feature gaskets and a flexible drywall flange over cable-entry points to seal against airflow. By eliminating the need to caulk the boxes after installation, contractors can save about five hours of installation time on a 2,200 square-foot house. Read more.

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Increase efficiency and safety with Thomas & Betts Outdoor While-In-Use-Covers and Cable Ties

Thomas & Betts (T&B) product lines for residential construction make installation quicker and easier for the contractor, and also deliver energy efficiency, safety and durability to the homeowner. T&B products reduce installation time, while complying with U.S. building and electrical codes, International Energy Conservation Code® (IECC®) requirements and insulation standards. Here are just a few new products from T&B to help save you time and increase efficiency.

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Secrets of Multiplying Home Remodeling Profits

Multiply home remodeling profits by spec’ing major kitchen and laundry room appliances as part of the project quote.

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How Great Builders and Remodelers Can Leverage Client Feedback and Social Media to Enhance Their Online Reputation

People are talking about your company. What are they saying, and how can you engage in this conversation? For builders and remodelers who focus on delivering exceptional customer service, the opportunity for benefit far outweighs the risk of damage. To thrive in this new reputation economy, your challenge should be to double down on quality service -- it’s more important than ever. For the more ambitious, engage in the online dialog that’s already happening about your business. Read this whitepaper today.

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Using Your Reputation to Gain a Competitive Advantage

The average contractor in the residential building industry has a recommendation rate of around 65%. This means 1 in 3 client’s would not recommend them to a friend. Considering that an unhappy client will tell 10 people about their experience, having a lower recommendation rate makes it harder to grow your business. There are 1000's of builders, remodeler’s and contractors throughout North America who have average recommendation rates of 90%. These businesses represent the best of the best in the residential building industry. If you want to go beyond average, take a lesson from their playbook. This whitepaper focuses on what those companies are doing to stand out and grow their business.

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Frigidaire Builder Solutions

Simple solutions that allow for elegance, while fitting the needs of today's homeowner.

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Balancing Sustainability and Historic Preservation on a University Campus

The historic preservation committee at the University of Virginia exists to blend Thomas Jefferson’s original vision and architectural style with today’s sustainable building practices. This program reviews why the UVA’s sustainability efforts have been so successful. Each project was treated as a campus improvement, while recognizing that each project is separate from others. Specific challenges of updating original Jefferson buildings gives insight into how historic preservation can trump sustainability goals, but still blend both efforts.

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