Mid 20th-century modern homes have some of the coolest design out there but they are a train wreck in terms of energy efficiency.
New active building materials can help make homes safer and more comfortable by directly affecting the environment.
It's easy being green; after all, there are many ways to design and build a high performance green home.
Everyone loves the natural beauty, warmth, and charm of real cedar siding on homes, but they don’t love the constant upkeep.
High performance homes start long before the groundbreaking. That's why the Proud Green Home of Cincinnati, an aspiring LEED Platinum and Passive House certified home is starting with insulated concrete forms.
Sheathing that can stand up to the weather helps builders deliver a better quality home.
Air sealing offers a proven and cost-effective solution for reducing energy expenses and increasing the energy efficiency of a home.
Knowing what R-value and U-values mean is key to following energy issues and to selecting products that best suit the climate zone you are building in.
The best way to design a crawlspace that accentuates your building envelope and does not allow unwanted moisture into the home is to treat them as if they were miniature basement spaces.
As insulated concrete forms gain ground in the residential marketplace, contractors and installers are learning about the benefits of this building system.