New Home Markets with a High Concentration of Tech Jobs Perform the Best

New Home Markets with a High Concentration of Tech Jobs Perform the Best

June data from Meyers Research showed a solid increase in new home sales across many top markets in the country. On a national level, new home sales rose to an average of 2.23 sales per community, up 4.2% compared to...

Solar House Designed to Stand Up to Hurricanes

Solar House Designed to Stand Up to Hurricanes

The SURE House, winner of the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon 2015, was designed by the Stevens Institute of Technology to meet the needs of middle-and-working class residents in New York and New Jersey who experienced severe damage from...

Wood Flooring Trends Inspired by Nature

Wood Flooring Trends Inspired by Nature

Though investing in a high-quality natural wood flooring will most likely have a high initial price, it will surely cost you less over time.

Building Greener by Lowering the Carbon in Concrete (Video)

Concrete is one of the best materials for resilient, durable and energy efficient structures and buildings over their life cycle.

Permeable Pavers Manage Water Runoff

Permeable Pavers Manage Water Runoff

Municipal regulations meant to protect the environment and the town’s water supply often inadvertently stymie outdoor additions and improvements.

How do retaining walls work?

How do retaining walls work?

You may need a professional to help you to assess the soil in the area you plan to build the wall.

Green Home Building Jumps 10 Times in New Zealand

New Zealanders want reliable and independent assurance that they are buying and building, healthier homes.

Understanding the Residential Green and Energy Efficient Appraisal Addendum

In today’s real estate market, the increasing number of homes with green or energy efficient features has compounded the research issue for many appraisers.

Greenbuild 2017 registration open

Greenbuild 2017 registration open

Registration is open for the annual Greenbuild International Conference and Expo. Greenbuild is presented by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) and owned by Informa Exhibitions.

Guide to Environmentally Friendly Wood Flooring

Guide to Environmentally Friendly Wood Flooring

Unfortunately, not all wood flooring meets environmental criteria.

2017 Housing Innovation Awards Application Deadline June 15

2017 Housing Innovation Awards Application Deadline June 15

Don't miss this chance to be recognized as one of the nation's leading builders.

USGBC Launches Canadian LEED Building Venture

USGBC Launches Canadian LEED Building Venture

Beginning in early 2018, GBCI Canada will deliver all of the current and future GBCI offerings.

Pre-fab Home Maker Adds DIY Option, Lowers Prices

Pre-fab Home Maker Adds DIY Option, Lowers Prices

The company designed this option for experienced builders or future buyers outside its core Bay Area geography.

See How Your Home Compares Nationally with 2016 Census Bureau Housing Report

See How Your Home Compares Nationally with 2016 Census Bureau Housing Report

On June 1, the U.S. Census Bureau released the 2016 Characteristics of New Housing Report, which provides annual statistics on the characteristics of new privately owned residential structures by census region.

Australia Passive House Partnership Promotes Thermal Comfort

A typical Passive House uses 80 per cent less energy than standard practice.

New Spray Foam System Offers Air Barrier and Insulation

New Spray Foam System Offers Air Barrier and Insulation

Previously, architects and general contractors were faced with conflicting information and no single authority about membranes and spray foam insulation.

5 Trends in Single-Family Home Construction

5 Trends in Single-Family Home Construction

As Frank Lloyd Wright put it, architects must be able to see the future to do their jobs properly. After all, it’s their job — along with designers, builders, and other stakeholders — to provide direction and creativity in the world of residential real estate.

Wise Wattage: 5 Ways to Lower Your Power Bill This Summer

Wise Wattage: 5 Ways to Lower Your Power Bill This Summer

There are ways to diminish your energy expenses while keeping your house cool.

Queens Co-Op Opts for Solar Power

When completed, the project will be among the largest rooftop installations in the New York City area.

Are You an Energy Consumer or Prosumer? (Video)

Are You an Energy Consumer or Prosumer? (Video)

Prosumers are growing in the energy space as more Americans generate their own power from distributed energy resources.

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