Condo to become first high-end residential zero waste building in New York City

Condo to become first high-end residential zero waste building in New York City

A new high-rise is taking a big bite of energy efficiency in the Big Apple. The building at 565 Broome Soho, which is nearing completion, is expected to become the city’s first high-end residential zero waste structure, reports Inhabitat. That...

5 considerations for installing metal roofs to support solar panel investment

5 considerations for installing metal roofs to support solar panel investment

As the first state in the nation to require all new homes to have solar power, California’s recent decision may have American homeowners consider other roofing options, according to the Metal Roofing Alliance (MRA), a leading non-profit trade organization. “California’s...

Infographic: Budgeting for home window replacement

Infographic: Budgeting for home window replacement

Windows play pivotal roles in the look and, perhaps more importantly, the efficiency of a home. When it comes to replacing those windows, the task isn’t always simple – or inexpensive. You want windows that not only provide great views,...

Precast concrete walls provide efficiency, durability to N.C. home

Precast concrete walls provide efficiency, durability to N.C. home

After living for three decades in New England, Cindy Moore decided her “last move” would be to western North Carolina and into an Irish farmhouse she designed. To help ensure structural efficiency and durability, those plans included erecting walls made...

3D-printed efficient homes could be 'milestone' in face of labor shortage

3D-printed efficient homes could be 'milestone' in face of labor shortage

Five houses of varying sizes going up in Netherlands

Charred timber cladding, green roof connect Victorian-era home to nature

Charred timber cladding, green roof connect Victorian-era home to nature

To embrace indoor and outdoor living, a new Victorian-era house in London has been outfitted with a new extension wrapped in Shou Sugi Ban cladding. Designed by Neil Dusheiko Architects, Black Ridge House provides a modern contrast to the original...

Concrete home uses mesh walls to connect with nature

Concrete home uses mesh walls to connect with nature

A concrete home on Japan’s Okinawa Island uses concrete to protect against and capitalize on nature. Using a passive design, Ma of Wind by Japanese firm Ryuichi Ashizawa Architects attempts to bring outdoor elements into the interior as much as...

Reflective technology designed to increase siding resilience

Ply Gem, a leading North American building products manufacturer, has unveiled new technology designed to boost siding performance. SolarDefense reflective technology is available on select vinyl siding lines from Mastic by Ply Gem, according to a release. SolarDefense provides protection...

Solar-powered 'sponge' house connects with nature

Solar-powered 'sponge' house connects with nature

The Country House, an environmentally conscious home that embraces indoor-outdoor living in Bien Hoa, Vietnam, is designed to celebrate nature. Completed by 1+1>2 Architects, the house stands out from its neighbors with its sloped thatch roofs, which reference Vietnam’s countryside...

Interest in metal roofing rises in hurricane-prone areas

Interest in metal roofing rises in hurricane-prone areas

After a destructive hurricane season last year, homeowners throughout much of the southern United States are looking to better protect their homes as another season looms. They’re increasingly turning to durable materials, such as metal roofing. According to Metal Roofing...

Green-roofed Argentinian home boasts thermally efficient envelope

Green-roofed Argentinian home boasts thermally efficient envelope

A new South American home with thermal efficiency at its core has the feel as if it grew out of the landscape. Standing in a clearing in Tortuguitas, Argentina, the timber-clad AA House crafted by Buenos Aires-based IR arquitectura embraces...

California set to mandate solar panels on many new homes

California set to mandate solar panels on many new homes

Solar panels on many new homes soon could become as common as doors and windows. California’s Energy Commission is due to vote this week on new energy standards that would require virtually all new homes to be constructed with solar...

3 ways to improve mobile home energy efficiency

3 ways to improve mobile home energy efficiency

Despite being a cost-effective housing option, mobile homes aren’t known for their energy efficiency. Design issues can result in high utility costs. In fact, utilities can cost up to 50 percent more in a mobile home as compared to a site-built home of similar age and size, according to statistics from the U.S.

Metal roofing prepares homes to stand up to severe weather

Metal roofing prepares homes to stand up to severe weather

While preparing for climate change is a reality for today’s homeowners, lessening the impact on the earth’s resources also continues to be a key concern.

5 smart tips for choosing the best metal roofing contractor

5 smart tips for choosing the best metal roofing contractor

According to Builder Magazine, more than half of homeowners are planning to spend money on renovations this year.

Canadian community earns platinum certification

Canadian community earns platinum certification

A mixed-use residential and commercial real estate development in Victoria, British Columbia, recently earned a major environmental recognition.

How Can I Protect My Home Against The Elements?

How Can I Protect My Home Against The Elements?

A single additional layer of protective coating on your home’s exterior can have a profound effect on its ability to withstand the weather.

Infographic: Case for conservation-friendly construction

Construction methods need to be more environmentally friendly. However, this isn't just a case of green energy and sustainable materials, plans must also account for the local ecosystem. The construction of both residential and commercial properties is encroaching further and further into the countryside.

Homeowners Encouraged to Start Planning for Metal Re-roofing Projects

Homeowners Encouraged to Start Planning for Metal Re-roofing Projects

No matter what the material, a new roof is a major investment, so homeowners will want to take the necessary steps now to ensure their home is protected.

Contractors Can Get More Info on Metal Roofing

Contractors Can Get More Info on Metal Roofing

The metal roofing industry has captured 14 percent of the overall U.S. re-roofing market, and adoption is continuing to grow rapidly.

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