Building Products that Simplify Construction Process Mitigate Skilled Labor Shortage

Building Products that Simplify Construction Process Mitigate Skilled Labor Shortage

The most detrimental outcome of the recent recession is the shortage of skilled labor. Some experts estimate that the labor deficit has added 30 percent to the average time it takes to build a home. This white paper looks at some of the products that builder are using to offset the effects of the labor shortage.

Type: White Paper

Sponsor: Huber Engineered Woods


DOE Zero Energy Ready Home: The Proud Green Home at Serenbe

DOE Zero Energy Ready Home: The Proud Green Home at Serenbe

Home builder Luis Imery has built a home any homeowner would be proud of, the first U.S. Department of Energy-certified DOE Zero Energy Ready Home in the state of Georgia. The Proud Green Home was constructed in...

Type: Case Study

Sponsor: ProudGreenHome.com


Systems-Built Homes: Many Options and Benefits

Systems-Built Homes: Many Options and Benefits

For decades, home building systems have provided home owners a wide variety of benefits and features over traditional stick-built homes. Manufacturers utilizing building systems specialize in many different styles of homes and materials. This white paper gives an overview of systems-built homes and the many options and benefits that they offer.

Type: White Paper

Sponsor: Lindal Cedar Homes


Tapping into Bodies of Water for Economical, Efficient Energy

Tapping into Bodies of Water for Economical, Efficient Energy

Engineering concepts have longed harnessed the power of water. They use it to carve formations in rock. They use it to produce steam to run machines in manufacturing operations. The geothermal community channels water to heat and cool homes in...

Type: White Paper

Sponsor: ClimateMaster


Your Roof's Weight Should Be a Top Priority

Your Roof's Weight Should Be a Top Priority

Metal roofing has quadrupled its market share in the past decade due to a list of strong, proven benefits and features over other roofing options. This white paper explores important features sometimes overlooked - the structural weight advantage of a metal roof over other material options.

Type: White Paper

Sponsor: Classic Metal Roofing Systems


Precision Engineering, Breathtaking Beauty and Environmentally Conscious Homes

Precision Engineering, Breathtaking Beauty and Environmentally Conscious Homes

Famed architect Frank Lloyd Wright said, “No house should ever be on any hill or on anything. It should be of the hill, belonging to it, so hill and house could live together each the happier for the other.” This...

Type: White Paper

Sponsor: Lindal Cedar Homes


Use Insulated Concrete Forms for a Storm Resistant, Energy-Efficient Home

Use Insulated Concrete Forms for a Storm Resistant, Energy-Efficient Home

News footage of homes devastated by tornadoes, hurricanes and earthquakes make the point all too clear: most traditionally built homes won't survive a severe event. This white paper explores some of the advantages that this construction method offers for increasing the resiliency of a home.

Type: White Paper

Sponsor: Fox Blocks


Radiant Heat: What Is Radiant Heat and What Are Its Advantages?

Radiant Heat: What Is Radiant Heat and What Are Its Advantages?

Most of us have lived with forced air heating systems. These systems heat air within the furnace as its blower forces the heated air throughout the house via ducts. Radiant heat, however, is a completely different, more efficient, method of heating a home.

Type: White Paper

Sponsor: STEP Warmfloor


Metal Roofing Combines Impressive Curb Appeal with High Energy Efficiency

Metal Roofing Combines Impressive Curb Appeal with High Energy Efficiency

When metal roofing was in its infancy its purpose was function. Image? Not so much. But today’s metal roofing not only has improved function with great advances in energy efficiency, it has made extensive strides in curb appeal with many...

Type: White Paper

Sponsor: Classic Metal Roofing Systems


Sealing Your Home's Thermal Envelope

Sealing Your Home's Thermal Envelope

It is often easy to dismiss the slightest hint of a draft from a light switch or outlet box. Or the small amount of air movement from an entrance door. Maybe some windows are a little drafty. Individually they don’t...

Type: White Paper

Sponsor: Rhino Linings


The Impact of Changes to the 2015 International Energy Conservation Code

The Impact of Changes to the 2015 International Energy Conservation Code

Spray polyurethane foam insulations, like DuraTite™ and BioBased Insulation® by Rhino Linings, have been a natural choice to improve envelope performance for builders for years because they seal and insulate in one step.

Type: White Paper

Sponsor: Rhino Linings


Using Geothermal Systems to Provide Economic, Physical Comfort

Using Geothermal Systems to Provide Economic, Physical Comfort

Geothermal heating and cooling systems have long been rooted in efficiency, relying on the constant temperature of the Earths soil. This white paper explores the benefits - including efficiency and comfort - of geothermal systems.

Type: White Paper

Sponsor: ClimateMaster



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