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14 Best remodeling & home improvement ideas to increase home value

What are good remodeling and home improvement ideas and which should you avoid when you want to increase the resale value of your house?

2016 Marvin Architects Challenge winners named

A 4,000-square-foot vacation home that uses floor-to-ceiling windows to blend exterior and interior living won the Best in Show award

Resilient Energy Star residence wins design award

Green GOOD DESIGN identifies and emphasizes the world’s most important examples of sustainable design, while also helping develop public awareness about companies that provide the best in ecological and sustainable design.

This Old House uses duct-sealing technology on deep green retrofit (video)

The use of aeroseal technology to improve the energy efficiency and indoor air quality of a newly constructed home was featured on the latest episode of PBS’s This Old House.

A master planned community battles California's drought with aggressive water conservation methods

One new master planned community uses drought resistance measures, home and irrigation technologies and landscaping efforts to reduce water usage below state requirements.

Study: Adding insulation to existing homes could save 37 billion kwh

The study quantifies energy savings, pollution reductions and public health improvements if all the under-insulated homes in the U.S. were brought to 2012 code.

Ten Most Common Code Violations - Part Two

Knowing what to look out for will help you to pass your building inspection with flying colors. Failing an inspection can be costly and time consuming and can eat into already tight profit margins. Here are some of the most common reasons building fall short of code expectations.

Stop air infiltration no matter what the climate

Stopping air infiltration is paramount to lowering energy bills and improving indoor air quality and comfort.

Tame the water and energy-wasting monster in your home

Homeowners, contractors and plumbers are making an eco-friendly change, and fast.

Sign up for EEBA's Excellence in Building Conference & Expo

There's still time to register for the 2016 EEBA Conference & Expo, Sept. 27-29 in Frisco, Texas.

New prefab home models offer customization and performance

California prefab home manufacturer Blu Homes launched a revised product line that features tiny homes as well as updates to existing models.

Conservation and technology products win PCBC Parade of Products honors

The building industry's shift to embrace green products is reflected in the winners of the 2016 PCBC Parade of products show.

Are you ready to buy a prefab green home like you buy a car?

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.

Ten Most Common Code Violations - Part One

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.

Fiber cement moving from siding to backyard decks

A technology once used exclusively for home siding is making its way to backyard decks.

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