Responsive Home project targets millennial homebuyers

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The Responsive Home will be built for today's younger buyers, influenced by a survey of millennials where 83 percent stated that they are seeking more space and 71 percent want to personalize their home, in a familiar yet reimagined American dream.

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Award winning houses feature net-zero Texas home

Check out some of the top homes that represent the best of American residential architecture.

Sustainable siding offers durable options for exterior style and durability

Fiber cement siding has been recognized as a sustainable building product in a survey of green building professionals.

Installer-friendly ICFs are strong and cut down on waste and labor time

As insulated concrete forms gain ground in the residential marketplace, contractors and installers are learning about the benefits of this building system.

New home plans position ICF for affordable, efficient, storm resistant housing

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.

Make outdoor living a part of your green home design

Gone are the days of home interiors 
and exteriors being treated as separate spaces.

Do you know which home remodeling projects pay off?

Curb appeal is the most important factor in a home remodeling project, but homeowners may need help in choosing the best projects, according to a recent survey.

Seattle Modern Homes on parade

Some of Seattle's top modern homes will be open for touring for a limited time on May 2, 2015, but if you can't make it, get a glimpse here.

Sliding doors blend indoor and outdoor living

Homeowners can blend indoor and outdoor living without compromising safety.

New exterior products inspire and educate homeowners

When it comes to improving the outside of the home, personalizing with color
 and design tops the charts on buyers’ most-wanted lists.

Green building Q&A: plastics industry delivers energy efficiency innovations

As building codes require greater levels of efficiency, the building products industry is responding with innovations that will help make homes greener.

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Zero net energy homes test will guide California to Big Bold Goal

A community of 20 zero net energy houses will be built as part of an energy use evaluation project in California.

Reflective technology delivers fade-proof vinyl siding

Sun exposure can lead to fading on exterior cladding, such as siding and wood products. Until now, building professionals didn't have many options beyond a new coat of paint.

New Zealand Home scored perfect on 10 Homestar rating

A home under construction in Papamoa, New Zealand, has become the first in the country to achieve the highest possible rating of 10 Homestar.

Top 10 steps to prepare for a home remodel

Preparation is the key to making your home remodeling project a major win instead of a fail.

Cladding system creates air barrier for better energy efficiency

A new cladding panel installation system does more than hold panels – it also helps improve building performance.

Green home certifications grow during housing downturn

Home Innovation Research Labs has certified 50,000 homes under the NGBS Green Certification Program.

LEED homes hit the real estate market

Usually the vision of their owners, LEED certified homes are hitting the real estate market across the country.

Multifamily housing loan gets first green building pricing break

A multifamily rental property in New Jersey will receive an interest rate reduction on its Fannie Mae loan due to LEED certification. Fannie Mae said the the first loan to close with its Multifamily Green Building Certification Pricing Break will...

Sign up to win HGTV Smart Home 2015

The modern Austin farmhouse is in keeping with the city’s “Imagine Austin” development plan and the McMansion ordinance that limits the size and configuration of new homes in central Austin.

Californians switching to artificial grass to battle drought

With mandates to replace lawns with drought tolerant landscaping, California residents are looking for good alternatives to traditional grass.

Top 6 questions you should ask before buying a green home

Buying a green home can be more complicated, so here are some questions you should ask to make the transaction go smoothly.

Hottest 2015 home design trends from Pinterest

Check out the hottest trends that are shaping home design in 2015, from the return of olive green to an obsession with metallic accents.

Words Matter: DOE reveals building science translator

One of the hurdles in adoption of green building practices is informing consumers about the long-term benefits of energy-efficient homes.

Top homes named in Connecticut Zero Energy Challenge

The fifth annual CT Zero Energy Challenge featured 11 new homes from across the state exemplifying high-efficiency design that best utilized innovative building techniques and new technology intended to lower energy use to near- or net-zero.

More new homes offer efficiency & sustainable features

Surveys indicate that efficiency is among the most-wanted features of home buyers and that builders are responding to this demand.

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