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Connecting Tech + Design is a show for those who live at the intersection of tech & design.

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Connecting Tech + Design is a show for those who live at the intersection of tech & design.

    What exactly is a high performance home?

    What exactly is a high performance home?

    What exactly is a high-performance home? Chris Laumer-Giddens of Atlanta, GA-based Architecture & Design firm LG Squared talks about high performance and off-grid homes and what it takes to make a home more efficient, no matter how old (or new) it is. We also talk about the term "high performance" and the different meanings as it relates to home construction, home technology, materials, surfaces, and more. Chris also shares details of the "Leakiest house ever tested" project, a 1920's era home that's being renovated with the hopes of achieving Passive House Certification.


    Hosted by Katye McGregor Bennett. 

    • 52 min
    Creating The Ultimate Outdoor Entertainment Area - Ramsin Khachi Shares His Fave Finds

    Creating The Ultimate Outdoor Entertainment Area - Ramsin Khachi Shares His Fave Finds

    Ramsin Khachi, principal of KHACHI Design + Build, designer & custom home builder, and host of the YouTube series Bespoke in the Burbs shares some of his favorite finds for fabulous outdoor entertaining environments and ways homeowners and design-build pros can create an outdoor living space unlike any other. Grab your notebook and get ready to write. We're talking about furniture and fixtures, kitchens and dining areas, fireplaces, shading systems, how to get great audio and video in the backyard, a smart umbrella that follows the sun, and even a pool floor that can be raised and lowered. There’s a TON of great info being shared in this episode that you'll definitely want to learn more about!


    Learn more about KHACHI Design+Build here: https://khachi.com/

    • 49 min
    Discussing the Correlation Between Design + Emotional Wellness

    Discussing the Correlation Between Design + Emotional Wellness

    Is there a correlation between interior design and emotional wellness? You bet there is! Laura Muller, CEO of Four Point Design Build, Inc. shares some of her professional and personal experiences as well as some fascinating examples of what works, why, and ways the design-build and tech integration communities can bring greater awareness to the true and vital value of designing for mental and emotional wellness.

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Unpacking Josh.ai's big reveal — Meet Nano, Core, and more!

    Unpacking Josh.ai's big reveal — Meet Nano, Core, and more!

    Josh.ai CEO Alex Capecelatro shares details about Nano, the world's first Architectural Microphone, and Josh Core, an elegantly designed server that acts as the central brain for this truly remarkable voice-automated home technology ecosystem.

    • 21 min
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    Smart Women, Smart Homes, Smart Design Panel Session

    Smart Women, Smart Homes, Smart Design Panel Session

    Smart Women, Smart Homes, Smart Design Panel Session revisited. Hear how three women working in the design-build, technology integration, and luxury integration fields have risen in the ranks and how their careers evolved, how technology plays a role in the lives of their customers and what some of the leading trends in luxury residential design are. Jennifer Convy co-moderates, and shares tips for making the best impression on camera in this now-normal world filled with video calls, webcasts, and online everything. Download, tune-in, and share thoughts! #avtweeps #kmbpodcasts

    • 1 hr 17 min
    The next BIG opportunity: Smart shades & screens for indoor and outdoor enjoyment

    The next BIG opportunity: Smart shades & screens for indoor and outdoor enjoyment

    People are spending time at home now more than ever and as they do, they're finding they want a better entertainment environment, they want to control light, and they want to take advantage of the outdoors — which can easily be accommodated with smart shades and projection screens made for indoor & outdoor use. SI shares ways integration and design pros are utilizing these products to provide clients with the solutions they need and the inspiration to do more down the road. With weekly training sessions being offered that provide everything one needs to know to succeed in these burgeoning categories and attendance topping 300+ a week, it's clear the integration and design communities want to lean-in and learn more. Download, tune-in, listen, and see what the buzz is all about! #avtweeps #kmbpodcasts @CEDIA @NKBA @HTACertified #connectingtandd #themoreyouknow #intelligenthomes #smarthome #interiordesign #smartshades #bigscreenexperience #connectingtechanddesign

    • 45 min

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