A demonstration micro house built with open source machinery and technology will be energy self-sufficient.
The Viridescent House, the first net-positive building in Maine, will actually produce twice as much energy as it uses.
After suffering damage, homes are often rebuilt in the same way, still susceptible to the same problems. But that's changing with the growth of defensive building.
Multi-family building owners have a new tool to track an apartment building's energy use. WegoWise, a building intelligence provider, today launched a new rating for apartment building performance: WegoScore. This simple numerical assessment provides a clear snapshot of a building's...
Active House USA, a custom sustainable home in the St. Louis suburb of Webster Groves, Missouri, combines leading sustainability and high performance building practices from around the world. This prototype home defines the next generation of sustainable home building in...
High performance home builders once again can compete for awards in the 2015 RESNET Cross Border Home Builder Challenge. Steve Baden, executive director of Residential Energy Services Network (RESNET), and John Godden, president of the Canadian counterpart CRESNET, recently announced...
Two organizations formerly at odds on the future of green buildings standards in the United States will cooperate in a new initiative to ensure the use of a technical and science-based approach to environmentally protective products.
A metal roof in a classic style is part of a new green home project in Glastonbury, Connecticut.
New construction energy standards for Oregon went into effect July 1, 2014 and far exceed the building requirements of the last decade.
Builders looking for products that protect against mold, termites and decay and reduce call backs are starting with the lumber. Eco Building Products, Inc. is treating dimensional framing lumber and panel products from Bridgewell Resources that will be used in...
The 22nd anniversary of Hurricane Andrew on August 24 provides a sobering reminder of the destructive power of hurricanes and the damage they can do to communities.
As more baby boomers enter into retirement, many are looking to downsize their living situations as their children leave the nest.
For the look of traditional shingles with the durability of metal roofing, aluminum metal roofing is gaining in popularity among homeowners and builders.
The PCBC show honored homebuilding's latest and greatest products with the Parade of Products Awards.
Leading building industry groups have agreed to coordinate development of the International Green Construction Code and LEED to offer a comprehensive system of regulatory and voluntary leadership tools for jurisdictions.