In This Issue: December 2012
Qualified Remodeler helps independent remodeling firms to survive, become more professional and more profitable by providing must-have business information, namely best business practices, new product information and timely design ideas.
Green, energy-efficient, sustainable or environmentally friendly — whatever term you choose — are not new phenomena. The current predilection of manufacturers to insist their products are greener than their competitors’ goods — and the coining...
Remodelers Currently Busy But Uncertain
Remodelers are currently experiencing a positive business climate, up by 2.5 percent since last quarter, according to the National Association of the Remodeling Industry’s third-quarter Remodeling Business...
A historic Nashville, Tenn., home that had sat vacant for a year was remodeled to incorporate environmentally friendly features.
The technology built into today’s siding solutions allows for that balance between the classic and the modern.
Mixology Tile from Crossville Inc. is a metal line that replicates cast metal sculptural pieces.
Leviton has introduced a full line of residential occupancy and vacancy sensors that manage lighting and motor loads.
Navien America Inc.’s NPE Series of premium gas-condensing tankless water heaters use existing 1/2-inch gas lines and flue chases to ease the installation process.
The ComfortGeni model Geni 6xr is a through-wall fan that increases airflow from room to room or level to level so consumers can feel warmth from their fireplace or pellet stove in any room.
LUXADD has introduced the Express T5 Retrofit Kit series that can save up to 73 percent on lighting electricity consumption compared to old technology fluorescent lighting tubes.
The StarMax V solar water heating collector for pumped glycol and drainback systems from Caleffi is shaped similarly to a standard four-outlet collector.
Cooper Wiring Devices by Eaton
Cooper Wiring Devices has released its Adjustable LED/CFL Compatible Dimmer, which features an integrated linear slide control for easy operation and precise light levels.
Big Ass Fans
The Haiku by Big Ass Fans ceiling fan has a silent motor, top-in-class airflow, sustainable materials and a minimalist design.
Reward Wall Systems
Reward Wall Systems’ Boost-R Panel can increase insulating concrete form wall R-values to R-30 and up to R-55 for specialty applications.
Panasonic Eco Products Division
The WhisperRecessed from Panasonic is an Energy Star-certified recessed fan/light. It resembles a designer can-light but features a ventilation fan hidden in the ceiling.
American Standard has introduced the Champion PRO and Cadet PRO toilet series that consumer 1.28 gallons per flush.
Major Industries has unveiled its Clima-Tite Window-Wall, an addition to the Clima-Tite pultruded fiberglass translucent daylighting system that incorporates operable composite windows.
Pactiv Building Products
Pactiv Building Products’ GreenGuard extruded polystyrene PLYGOOD R-2 insulative sheathing meets the increased wall insulation requirements of the 2009 International Energy Code.
Unearthed Paints has released its natural Hard Wax Oil finish, a durable surface treatment for wood, cork and stone in interior applications.
Vetrazzo's Cobalt Skyy countertop is fabricated using recycled Skyy Vodka bottles. The cobalt blue bottles are crushed and set in resin, then finished to make a durable, eco-friendly countertop.
Barack Obama is still President of the United States, Democrats still control the Senate and Republicans still control the House of Representatives.
Congress' inability to make certain decisions can affect tax laws in 2012 and for 2013
Ditching our software and moving completely into the cloud had long-term value for our company.