A Silicon Valley startup hopes to use technology to bring affordable, sustainable homes to market that can be ordered online and shipped to a prepared site.
Failing a building inspection is a frustrating and costly experience for most contractors. You may have to go back and make adjustments or redo some aspects of the build and your scheduling will be compromised. Knowing the most common code violations and how to avoid them can save you time and money.
There is some confusion about what smart home technology can do now, and what it may be able to do in the future.
A technology once used exclusively for home siding is making its way to backyard decks.
An affordable housing project in the Caribbean relied on innovative SIPs to meet the demands of the project and local building conditions.
People ask me what's the one best thing I can do for my house, and I believe that putting in a geothermal unit is the best thing you can do.
Not sure what kind of glass compliments your home and fits your taste at the same time? This simple interface allows users to upload a photo of their home and test different door glass products.
With geothermal in commercial scale buildings, there are economies of scale that make it more efficient than in single-family dwellings.
The roof of a home provides protection from moisture and can add valuable visual interest to a home.
A lot of us think that it’s the big sweeping changes that will make an impact on the care of our environment, but it’s really the little things that matter.
When you walk into the plumbing aisle at the big box store, water heaters are sold by the capacity of the tank in most cases. But this isn't always the most important number.
The IRIS/PASSCAL and UNAVCO Facilities designed and built a reliable power and communication system for autonomous polar station operation. Radiant heating elements were used to provide reliable, even and consistent heat for the functionality of the equipment’s batteries.
Ever wonder how to fix “stinky” smelling towels or those horrible sweaty gym clothes? Here is a quick, cheap fix so solve your problem.
One of my goals with green education is inspiring people to take action, and contribute to their life being better! In this podcast, we gab about off-gassing, which is when VOC’s are released from things in your home (or building) like carpet, flooring, adhesives, furniture and more.
ODL is excited to introduce Spotlights™ Door Glass, a product that allows a homeowner to accentuate their doors with glass that complements the architectural style of the home.
Choosing a water-efficient faucet is one small, easy way to reduce water usage.
Save water with every shower with a new water saving design from Delta Faucet.
Although people may feel healthy despite exposure to pollution, Lyme disease or other illnesses can act as a trigger, significantly degrading health.
With new laminate finishes from Formica, it's easy to bring a touch of nature into any kitchen.
The body spray system offers clean lines typical of a flush mount design, but with maximum flexibility and functionality.
Adding stone veneer to your home is an easy project that instantly boosts a home’s appearance and value.
Much of the water ran in the kitchen ends up wasted, but a new touch-sensitive faucet helps get the most out of every drop.
Available in large sizes and a variety of configurations, the door for commercial and residential applications features easy operation and simple modular installation.
In a high performance home, the tight building envelope and the geothermal HVAC function as part of a system.
Architects and designers, as well as consumers, are looking for kitchen faucets with an industrial-inspired spring spout – or pre- rinse spring faucet. And while commercial-grade options deliver on style, they often lack the functional conveniences homeowners want: like easy...
Sure, saving water is a great idea. But most people don't want to sacrifice their warm, soothing shower.
Property assessed clean energy (PACE) is a means of finance energy-saving home improvement projects in California through property tax bills, making it affordable to many homeowners. Air sealing a home can, however, cause air quality issues to arise, increasing the importance of mechanical ventilation.
One of our readers recently posed an interesting question that is probably affecting most of you at this time of the year.
Tackling dirty dishes in the kitchen can end up wasting a lot of water.
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Water-saving fixtures are becoming more important to meet water use restrictions in many parts of the country. At the 2016 Kitchen & Bath Industry Show, Jerry Capasso, product manager at Moen, reviewed the company's low-flow shower products that are designed...