There’s a fallacy that renovating your house to be environmentally friendly is expensive and time-consuming.
Upgrading or replacing inefficient or deteriorated building systems to optimize their performance is a critical first step.
Homeowners can match the windows they place in their home to their local climate.
Lightweight, sustainably produced wallboard was designed to help the building industry meet the challenges of a lower carbon footprint.
Faux wood beams and trim materials made from a polyurethane and factory finished can save the mess and environmental issues of wood finished on the building site.
Barnbox takes small living to another level with this compact space.
The majority of construction deficiencies occur in new condominium developments compared to townhomes and single-family homes.
Residential remodeling activity in 2016 surpassed the pre-recession peak, and by far outpaced the recovery of the new residential construction sector.
High-tech home builder Kanler reported a strong start to 2017, with custom home order volume nearly double.
A new generation of eco-friendly, durable metal roofing products have grown in popularity with homeowners.
This program insures the performance of Sealed's proprietary energy analytics.
By Kiley Jacques Concrete is the bedrock of the built environment. Its versatility, durability, and affordability make it the most widely used building material in the world, which means it is uniquely positioned to help advance the green building industry....
Modern environmental concerns have turned "green" from a color into a full-fledged movement.
On Sanibel Island, Florida, builder Jonathan Tongyai, president of Island Homes, has adopted insulated concrete forms for two homes. The Island Reporter newspaper talked with Tongyai about ICFs and the energy savings and other benefits that come from building with...
Did you know that logs have been used to build homes since the beginning of civilization and continue to be used even now. They are one of the most sustainable construction materials [source: North Carolina State University] available to us,...
The CHiP Home Program is a locally operated new home certification program run through the BIA’s High Performance Building Council.
Fox Blocks, a leader in the insulated concrete forms industry, received nine top awards for innovation and efficiency at the recent 2017 International ICF Builder Awards in Las Vegas. “The variety and scale of projects being built with ICFs is...
Thanks to the increasing popularity of organic and environmentally friendly home improvements, there are many different options to improve the environmental footprint of your home.
The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) announced the Top 10 States for LEED, an annual ranking that highlights states throughout the United States that made significant strides in sustainable building design, construction and transformation over the past year.
The average size of newly built homes decreased in 2016 - a sign that the home building industry is preparing for the coming wave of first-time buyers.