Mapping How Much Your Home Can Save through Installation of Solar Panels

The demand for solar energy in the U.S. has increased by 784% over the past 10 years. In 2008, 1.2 gigawatts (GW) were installed; 2017 installations accounted for 10.61 GW ultimately resulting a total of 53 GW of solar energy installation, generating enough energy to power 10.1 million homes. The U.S. currently ranks fourth in the world in terms of solar power production; however, they are home to the world’s largest solar power plant, the Ivanpah Solar Power Facility, located

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A Visualization of the World’s Countries by Number of Skyscrapers

With tall buildings dominating skylines and creating a sense of wonder and pride for those who call their locations home, we wanted to explore more about the constant and continued race to the clouds. A recent infographic explored the tallest completed buildings in the U.S., but left some to wonder how the skyline looked outside of the U.S. borders. Defining a “tall building” is harder than it seems as there is no absolute definition on what constitutes one; however, once a building reaches 328

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Visual Overview of 2018’s Top 10 Tallest Buildings in the U.S.

Since the dawn of time, man has aspired to great heights. Historically, tall structures were reserved for great rulers, religions and empires, but as technologies and techniques improved, towers began to spring up to celebrate our culture, promote our cities, or simply to show off. Modern skyscrapers are a result of many factors. Technological advancement, like the invention of the elevator, allowed buildings to rise even higher into the sky. Economic factors, like the 1973 oil crisis, paved the way for greener and more sustainable buildings,

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Bringing Pantone’s Color Of The Year Home - Top Influencers Weigh In On Best Color Pairings

The practice of interior design has evolved greatly over time. The modern professional interior design industry was born in the 1950s, and it was around this same time that Pantone was born and introduced the Pantone Matching System (PMS) to the graphic arts community. Just as the interior design industry did, Pantone has evolved. Since 2000 they have been selecting and announcing their “Color of the Year”. The announcement is highly anticipated each year as it is known to both predict and influence trends in multiple

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2018 Residential Remodeling Projects With Highest Return On Investment

All homeowners invest in their property; however, the motivation behind these investments will vary from owner to owner. Home renovation projects take place for a variety of reasons. Some are a mix of personal preference and increased home value, while others focus solely on the latter; often in an effort to sell or flip a home. Because home renovation projects occur for a variety of reasons, a project’s ROI cannot always be strictly measured in monetary terms. That being said, in a world full of

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Visualizing Which States Are Building the Most Homes

Building permit numbers are one of most reliable indicators of the construction industry’s activity in the United States. Data from the National Association of Home Builders compiled by eyeonhousing.org till November 2017 shows single-family house permits surging to 761,229, a 10.2% rise over the same period in 2016. Our maps break down the state level distribution of building permits as well as the number of building permits per capita to give you an idea of what to expect from the construction industry

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Experts Predict Smart Home Surge in 2018 Amongst Other Single-Family Home Trends

“Good buildings come from good people, and all problems are solved by good design.” As Stephen Gardiner reminds us, it’s the people behind the designs who are integral to the building process. That’s why we turn each year to the leaders of the home construction industry – the architects, builders, and designers – who help dictate the future of homebuilding and design. We conducted a survey of industry leaders to find out what construction trends are emerging this year in order to give industry professionals, homeowners,

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Top 200 Influencers in the Construction Industry 2018

Why does the construction industry matter to you? It may be because construction doesn’t just refer to building roofs and walls, but also to the fact that you’re building your future and a place where you can be yourself. The industry is driven by many factors caused by erratic consumer demand, however, which means that it changes dramatically day to day, making it important to stay up on the current trends and issues. To help you do this, we’ve spotted the most influential

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The Remodeling Projects With the Highest Return on Investment in 2017

Remodeling your home can be a great way to bring new and much-needed energy back into your house. It can also be a great way to grow your real estate investment. If you are in the latter group of renovators who are looking to either flip a house or just improve the value of their own home, it is important to know which are the remodeling projects with the highest return on investment. With the latest 2017 data collected from Remodeling, we have created the above

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This Map Shows Which States Spend the Most on Home Improvements and Why

There is no doubt that most families will make no purchase more monumental or impactful than a home. It stands to reason that such a purchase would garner a greater investment of time and money. As the housing market has continued to climb back toward pre-recession levels, homebuyers have shown a tendency to be more cautious in their spending habits, tending toward more conservative fixer-uppers as opposed to fully finished constructions. Here at Fixr we have analyzed the data to determine the average per-home cost of

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