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Healthy Home Builders presents green and clean building options

BY HBSDealer Staff

Healthy Home Builders is hosting an open house in Scarsdale, N.Y., today to showcase some of its new "healthy" building options. A new luxury home, located at 8 Kent Road, will be open to visitors between the hours of 12 and 2 p.m. 

Features go beyond traditional green standards to include air and water purification and filtration systems, building materials that are non-toxic or are substantially reduced in toxicity, and geothermal and solar HVAC.

In addition to its practical features, the home puts a premium on elegant design with reclaimed hardwood flooring and vintage architectural elements.

Attendees should RSVP to Daniella DiMartino at (914) 358-5080 or [email protected].

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GE’s new wall ovens tout WiFi, air flow

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GE has released a full-size oven featuring vents on the top of the oven cavity in an effort to improve air flow, provide even baking results and shorten cooking times. The True European Convection with Direct Air technology is coupled with Brillion-enabled WiFi capabilities that can be controlled directly through a smartphone app.

Using the WiFi technology, consumers can preheat the oven, set the timer, change temperature and cooking settings, and check up on cooking status while they’re multitasking. An LED notification lighting system will make it easier for customers to handle other tasks without risking a burnt souffle.

Depending on the cooking mode, the Direct Air technology distributes air from both the top and back wall of the oven, with fans that can modulate their speed and reverse directions.

"We’re elevating the cooking experience at home with technology that wraps around your food better than ever before and achieves outstanding results," said Jon Bostock, GE’s marketing manager of cooking appliances. Additionally, "shorter cooking times are a huge bonus for today’s busy families and people who like to entertain."

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Industry Dashboard for June 25, 2013

BY HBSDEALER Staff

All 10 stocks on the Home Channel Stock Roundup are in negative territory for the month. Still, consumer confidence is ahead of last month and way ahead of last year.

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