Louisville home representing US in green building competition

Louisville home representing US in green building competition

Kentucky’s first LEED Platinum, net zero Energy and water-conserving home relies on sustainable design and products.

How to select high performance windows for your home

How to select high performance windows for your home

Take control of high heating costs by using high-performance, energy-efficient windows in your home.

Ply Gem supports Appalachian State's Solar Decathlon Team (video)

Ply Gem supports Appalachian State's Solar Decathlon Team (video)

The home's "living" skin manages the sun's rays for energy and comfort.

Design trends and the influence of brick

Design trends and the influence of brick

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.

Passive solar house heated on $2.50 a day

Passive solar house heated on $2.50 a day

Innovative green design delivers affordable heat in a cold climate

An energy efficient home with ICFs is greater than the sum of its parts

An energy efficient home with ICFs is greater than the sum of its parts

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.

ICF construction eliminates mold and moisture in your wall

ICF construction eliminates mold and moisture in your wall

Indoor air quality (IAQ) has always been an important issue, whether or not we’ve realized it. However, as construction techniques have advanced and as we’ve come to have an increased emphasis on energy efficiency due to costs, IAQ has become a primary focus.

IBS: James Hardie fiber cement siding is durable and optimum for any climate

IBS: James Hardie fiber cement siding is durable and optimum for any climate

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.

IBS: DuPont introduces Tyvek insulated house wrap

IBS: DuPont introduces Tyvek insulated house wrap

Every builder is familiar with Tyvek® HomeWrap®, but DuPont™ recently introduced Tyvek ThermaWrap™ 5.0.

Comfort with insulating concrete forms

Comfort with insulating concrete forms

If you’re 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.

IBS: Ply Gem launches engineered slate roofing line

IBS: Ply Gem launches engineered slate roofing line

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.

Radiant barrier roof panels cut construction time and home cooling loads (video)

Radiant barrier roof panels cut construction time and home cooling loads (video)

One roof sheathing panel protects the interior and exterior during and after construction. 

Waste and insulated concrete forms

Waste and insulated concrete forms

There are definitely times when you’re 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.

Boral Bricks Debuts New Line of Ashlar Accents at IBS

Boral Bricks Debuts New Line of Ashlar Accents at IBS

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.

Proud Green Home receives NAHB 'Project of the Year Award for Single Family-Small Volume'

Proud Green Home receives NAHB 'Project of the Year Award for Single Family-Small Volume'

Deep green demonstration home honored for high performance and architectural style.

Green building trends and technology at IBS 2014

Green building trends and technology at IBS 2014

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....

Ply Gem releases sustainable building brochure for IBS

Ply Gem releases sustainable building brochure for IBS

Sustainably produced building materials reduce the environmental impact of the housing industry.

2014 IBS: What’s in store for Boral

2014 IBS: What’s in store for Boral

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.

Hot green building trends Part 2

Hot green building trends Part 2

Green building technology and techniques for the next generation of high-performance homes.

The future of green building Part 1 (video)

The future of green building Part 1 (video)

Green building experts give their views on green building in the next 5 to 15 years.

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