Posts From April, 2020

The House That She Built

Utah Women Prove that Homebuilding is Women's Work

We built this home to educate everybody in the construction industry that there is a place for women to work making a good living, teaching a new generation that there are no longer traditional roles in the workplace, and to help eliminate the shortage of labor in our industry which is an ongoing problem. We feel like women can be a part of that solution. --  Jennie Tanner, President of the Utah Professional Women in Building.

 

When you're a little girl, parents don't often think about saying, “Hey, why don't you get a job in construction? Have you thought about being a plumber or an electrician?” Even school counselors don't discuss these options with girls. And so, three years ago, I joined the Utah-based charter of the National Association of Homebuilders and came up with an idea to build the first all-women-built home in the nation.

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Technology for a Healthier Home

Technology for a Healthier Home
We’ve all been spending a lot of time in our homes. A lot more than usual. And since our indoor air is five times more polluted than outdoor air, any technology that can help confirm we’re breathing in good air, is a good thing. Molekule, a “science company” headquartered in San Francisco, has created an air purifier that uses nanotechnology and a dual-filtration system to destroy pollutants such as allergens, VOCs, viruses and bacteria. Studies show the air purifier can actually “capture, oxidize and destroy black mold.” The company’s proprietary technology is called PECO, or Photo Electrochemical Oxidation. It works at a molecular level to destroy pollutants and utilizes the same free radicals used to kill cancer cells. Their flagship residential product, Molekule Air, can be used in rooms up to 600 sq. ft. while the Molekule Air Mini+ is best for rooms up to 250 sq. ft. Molekule offers a quiet, energy-efficient option to conventional air purifiers. Research completed by... read more
 

Staying Connected During Covid-19

Staying Connected During Covid-19
If you’re looking for ways to connect professionally with others during the remainder of the quarantine, take a gander at some of these upcoming online events. Whether it’s a conference, webinar, or pre-recorded resource, we can help you find something that allows you to stay informed, continue to learn, and network with others in your industry. Yesterday, Suzanne Shelton presented on “Marketing to a Changed Market” where she shared some brand new insights on what Americans are seeing as needs and wants in a home. She also laid out a framework for how you can position your company to align with and be successful in the post-Covid-19 market. If you missed this one, you can watch it here. And stay tuned as EEBA will continue offering informative webinars in their Covid-19 Strategy Series (see below for an upcoming webinar on April 21). Connect with them on LinkedIn and Facebook to stay up-to-date. Today, Wednesday April 15 at 11 am PT / 2pm ET, Sam Rashkin, Chief Architect at the... read more
 

The Z.E.N. Of Walls

The Z.E.N. Of Walls

As we wrote about in a previous blog post, EEBA has partnered with Professional Builder Magazine and Thrive Home Builders on the Ultimate Z.E.N. Home. This cutting-edge model home will be open for tours during the EEBA summit in Denver in late September. As a preview, the magazine will be publishing four one-page articles about the systems used in the home. The first article is posted below and can also be found at the magazine's website.

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