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.
The appeal of wood is its natural makeup and warm texture. But that which most attracts us to hardwood flooring is also the reason for most of the call backs flooring installers have to deal with.
Four insulated concrete form houses in a low-income housing project in Louisville are among the first built with home plans for affordable housing that could be game changer for residential construction.
A builder recently had a question about a project where the wall sheathing was allowed to get wet. They wanted to know what the maximum moisture content should be before closing the walls back up.
Homes in Britain are among the oldest in Europe, and the cost of heating properties that leak heat is leading to fuel poverty for many residents.