Kentucky’s first LEED Platinum, net zero Energy and water-conserving home relies on sustainable design and products.
Take control of high heating costs by using high-performance, energy-efficient windows in your home.
The home's "living" skin manages the sun's rays for energy and comfort.
In recent years, these sharp architectural lines have become blurred. Our more mobile society has resulted greater migration rates of individuals from region to region, bringing with them their lifestyle and design preferences.
Innovative green design delivers affordable heat in a cold climate
A building is the sum of its parts. That has always been true, and it will always be true. When it comes to sustainable or green buildings, though, the importance of every part becomes magnified.
Indoor air quality (IAQ) has always been an important issue, whether or not weve realized it. However, as construction techniques have advanced and as weve come to have an increased emphasis on energy efficiency due to costs, IAQ has become a primary focus.
James Hardie is the largest manufacturer of fiber cement products in North America, specializing in exterior products. John Dybsky, Senior Marketing Manager for James Hardie, introduces us to HardiePlank®. With its strength, beauty and durability, HardiePlank lap siding protects homes in all kinds of climates.
Every builder is familiar with Tyvek® HomeWrap®, but DuPont™ recently introduced Tyvek ThermaWrap™ 5.0.
If youre one of the many who live in the Midwest, Northeast or any other region that has a strong difference between the seasons, then you know full well how crazy the weather can be in late winter/early spring.
At the 2014 International Builders' Show, John Stephenson, vice president of marketing for Ply Gem, unveils the company's first venture into roofing with the debut of new engineered slate roofing. Ply Gem, a manufacturer of exterior building products, added roofing to its extensive lineup of more than 20 exterior home product categories.
One roof sheathing panel protects the interior and exterior during and after construction.
There are definitely times when youre happy to get more than you really need - days off from work, an extra helping of dessert, or in the case of green building, LEED or points.
Crysta Thomas, brand manager at Boral Bricks, introduces the new line of Ashlar Accents at IBS 2014. These brick accents add to the beauty of a home while maintaining the durability and energy efficiency of brick.
Deep green demonstration home honored for high performance and architectural style.
The International Builders’ Show kicks off the building season for 2014 bringing together the best and brightest in the construction industry. It’s where builders and others in the industry learn about the latest trends in building homes and commercial buildings....
Sustainably produced building materials reduce the environmental impact of the housing industry.
The NAHB International Builders Show (IBS) in Las Vegas next week (February 4-6, 2014) is the largest annual light construction show in the world. Boral will have a large presence at the show this year, debuting a series of new products along with design and selection tools.
Green building technology and techniques for the next generation of high-performance homes.
Green building experts give their views on green building in the next 5 to 15 years.