This guide will provide insulating recommendations, required U-Factors for windows, skylights, and doors, as well as the R-value requirements for walls and foundations, based upon the 2009 IECC requirements for your climate zone.
Adding an addition to your home offers many opportunities for improving energy efficiency. Understanding how the addition will work as part of the whole house system will affect your approach to adding a room addition.
Green building design and construction practices significantly reduce or eliminate the negative environmental impact of homes. The purpose of the Residential Green Building Guide for New England is to provide a resource to homeowners in the New England area who...
While conventional termite treatment methods are often expensive and use toxic chemicals, many termite infestations can be avoided in the first place through low-cost, common-sense, chemical-free design and construction measures.
Fly ash, a noncombusted by-product of coal-fired power plants, generally ends up in a landfill. However, when high volumes are used in concrete, it creates a stronger, more durable product and reduces concrete's environmental impact considerably.
This low maintenance house, built in Cannon Beach, Oregon, produces as much energy as it uses. This home incorporates a number of basic technologies in an innovative way to produce heat, hot water, and electricity.
This report was created to track and manage progress toward Building America's multi-year, average whole-building energy reduction research goals for new construction and existing homes. It summarizes the guidelines for developing and reporting these analytical results in a consistent and...
Designing green homes can be confusing, from understanding finances to choosing materials and design layouts/blueprints. Get step-by-step instructions and helpful checklists to make your green home dreams a reality.