7 Ideas for Making Your Home More Energy Efficient Without Breaking the Bank

7 Ideas for Making Your Home More Energy Efficient Without Breaking the Bank

There’s a fallacy that renovating your house to be environmentally friendly is expensive and time-consuming.

Partnership Brings Affordable Solar Power to Multifamily Housing

Partnership Brings Affordable Solar Power to Multifamily Housing

Upgrading or replacing inefficient or deteriorated building systems to optimize their performance is a critical first step.

Tips for Choosing Energy-Efficient Windows

Tips for Choosing Energy-Efficient Windows

Homeowners can match the windows they place in their home to their local climate.

Sustainable Wallboard Designed to Meet 2030 Challenge (Infographic)

Lightweight, sustainably produced wallboard was designed to help the building industry meet the challenges of a lower carbon footprint.

Faux Timber Beams Don't Need Onsite Finishing

Faux Timber Beams Don't Need Onsite Finishing

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.

Tiny House Design Adds Dynamic Glass

Tiny House Design Adds Dynamic Glass

Barnbox takes small living to another level with this compact space.

Study: Poor Workmanship Tops List of Construction Defects

The majority of construction deficiencies occur in new condominium developments compared to townhomes and single-family homes.

Home Remodeling Set for Strong 2017

Residential remodeling activity in 2016 surpassed the pre-recession peak, and by far outpaced the recovery of the new residential construction sector.

Custom Builder Reports Booming Net Zero Home Business

High-tech home builder Kanler reported a strong start to 2017, with custom home order volume nearly double.

Metal Roofing Market Continues to Boom

Metal Roofing Market Continues to Boom

A new generation of eco-friendly, durable metal roofing products have grown in popularity with homeowners.

Home Energy Savings Backed by New Energy Efficiency Insurance Program

This program insures the performance of Sealed's proprietary energy analytics.

Carbon-Sequestering Concrete: A “Geomimetic” Material

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....

Should Your Business Use Green Materials?

Modern environmental concerns have turned "green" from a color into a full-fledged movement.

Florida Luxury Homebuilder Adopts ICF Construction

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...

20 Log Homes of the Rich and Famous (infographic)

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,...

South Carolina Green Certification Program Hits 3000 Homes Milestone

South Carolina Green Certification Program Hits 3000 Homes Milestone

The CHiP Home Program is a locally operated new home certification program run through the BIA’s High Performance Building Council.

Fox Blocks collects nine awards for ICF projects

Fox Blocks collects nine awards for ICF projects

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...

Home Floor Designs to Help You Go Green

Home Floor Designs to Help You Go Green

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.

Massachusetts Leads Top 10 List of States for LEED Green Building

Massachusetts Leads Top 10 List of States for LEED Green Building

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.

Survey: Buyers Willing to Trade Square Footage for Amenities

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.

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