The tiny home movement has captured the imagination of many Americans, but real estate, insurance and quality issues remain. The solution, says the founder of Mustard Seeds Homes, may be to build—and dream—a little bigger.
How does a city like Austin experience inconceivable growth while maintaining a focus on sustainability and environmental-friendliness? We talk to LUCIA ATHENS, the woman charged with keeping things green in the Silicon Hills.
As high-performance and sustainability become the norm in construction starts, owners of legacy buildings need options to comply with new rules and meet market demand. BIT Building could be their ticket
How an idea to offer drop-off and collection stations for recycling political yard signs spurred participation and collaboration in communities, organizations, and municipalities across the Orlando, FL area.
A conversation with Re:Purpose Savannah’s Executive Director, Mae Bowley, on historic preservation through deconstruction, shared cultural heritage, and challenging the male dominated demolition industry with an all-female team of passionate and determined material preservationists - and in the deep south, no less.
Clint Gooch, founder of Mustard Seed Tiny Homes, discusses the rapidly changing world of city codes, zoning regulations and build quality for Tiny Homes in the U.S.
A special first-look event was held recently in Atlanta for “Beyond Zero”, a documentary in development on the life of Ray Anderson. The founder and chairman of global modular carpeting manufacturer INTERFACE is widely heralded as one of the pioneers and primary influencers in the pursuit of conscious capitalism as it relates to sustainability.
Greenshortz publisher believes short, simple is the way to lead people deeper into sustainability, and his YouTube channel practices what he (very quickly) preaches.
An Atlanta project fuses sustainability with hope as it prepares final stages toward construction.
The group is about to take its 10-prong message to the masses. But the question is, will they be ready for it?
More than ever, it’s easier to keep the outside out and the inside in. One new product , featuring an atomized sealant, claims to have an edge. We take a look.
The 3 IN 1 ROOF system using heat-dispersing material to increase efficiency when solar environment is at its hottest--and least efficient.
Leaders of Friends of Refugees, a Georgia-based non-profit, knew they needed a building. To make the project more attractive to donors by lowering operating costs, executive director Brian Bollinger studied up on high-performance. Here's what he learned, and the facility that will result.
U.S. healthcare providers are among our most prolific consumers of energy on a building-by-building basis, and also one of our largest contributors of waste. Here's how the industry is starting to be mindful of environmental as well as patient health.
Founder and chairman Bob Fincher used part of his summer vacation to tour Midwest companies that are championing the integration of green technologies and tactics into our homes and other buildings. Here's what he found.
The tiny house craze is going strong, and insulated concrete forms are becoming a popular way to build them.
Professional or do-it-yourself options spotlight problems
50% of outdoor consumption goes to waste, experts say
Real opportunity involves incorporating technology during design, construction phases
Home buyers aren't satisfied with the same old house anymore. They want something a little extra for their investment. Builders can set themselves apart by building a better home with insulated concrete forms.
Fungus can permanently damage homes, threaten occupant health
Setting a budget, proper planning are key
Innovative projects, developers, builders showcased in annual USGBC awards
Zehnder America offers 6 tips to save energy this summer
There is plenty of free or low-cost training available for architects and contractors to learn how to design and build ICF structures.
Electric vehicles still account for a small percentage of automobiles on U.S. roads but the growth trend is upward. And that means builders and developers are increasingly compelled to include EV charging stations in their projects.
One of nation's largest builders to construct all of its homes ready to accommodate latest smart technology
Research expects market value to surpass $36 billion by 2024
Green approach contributes efficiency, value, sustainability risk
Homebuyers tend to look at using ICF construction for energy efficiency and strength.
Shorter showers and fewer car washes can save only so much water. These online-available products can help you get every last drop's worth from your water bill.
Radiant heating is better at maintaining an even temperature than traditional heating systems.
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The secret in our homes with all this water and moisture around us, is figuring out how to keep the balance.
Innovations make roofing tiles more affordable and cost-efficient than ever, even when adding solar to the mix. Here’s how.
Type: White Paper
Sponsor: 3 IN 1 ROOF
This guide looks at some of the latest and best strategies in heating, conserving and reclaiming water in the residential setting, both single and multifamily situations.
Radiant floor heating is not new, but recent advances in technology and efficiencies have resulted in homeowners and heating contractors taking a close look at these systems. This white paper looks at a few radiant heating options and identifies one that is leading the way in efficiency.
Type: White Paper
Sponsor: STEP Warmfloor
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Insulation is a must when combating air, moisture and other potential hazards that can befall an unprotected foundation. This white paper takes a look at some methods for insulating the three most common types of foundations – basements, slabs and crawl spaces.
Type: White Paper