Foam window bucks deliver ICF construction for the whole wall

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An ICF building project that uses traditional lumber for door and window openings won't deliver all the benefits that it could.

FEATURES


Innovative clips ensure ICF wall integrity

One of the keys to a successful insulated concrete form project is to end up with straight and true walls, and one manufacturer has addressed that problem.

Prepare for bad weather with a concrete form storm shelter kit

With severe storms becoming more common in many parts of the country, an easy-to-build concrete form storm shelter can provide peace of mind - and safety.

Small generators help homeowners weather big storms

As damaging storms and power outages become more common, more homeowners are looking for a standby power solution.

Sliding doors blend indoor and outdoor living without compromise

Homeowners want to blur the lines between indoor and outdoor living, but large sliding doors have not always been the most energy-efficient option.

Residential housing market gains driving HVAC market growth

The economic downturn has changed the nature of residential building and the market for residential and commercial HVAC systems.

Proud Green Home of St Louis opens its doors

The Proud Green Home of St. Louis opened its doors, celebrating the completion of this high performance home.

Top U.S. energy rating companies create new industry resource

To help meet the growing demand for energy efficient homes, as well as the renewed growth in new home construction, the country’s top energy raters joined together.

High performance folding glass walls bring the outdoors into your home

For home that blurs the line between indoor and outdoor living, folding glass walls create an easy-to-use solution that can fit into any style.

Proud Green Home of St Louis open house scheduled

The Proud Green Home of St. Louis will host an open house with separate events for building professionals and consumers on Feb. 20 and 21, 2015 at the home outside of St. Louis.

Modern design shapes award-winning high performance home

A high performance home that incorporates three of the top green building certifications generates more energy than it uses.

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NEWS


Florida LEED Platinum Home features impact resistant windows and doors

Moreland on Trapp, a beautiful, architectural dream of a home located in Miami, Fla., recently earned LEED Platinum for Homes status, due in part to the use of high-performance windows and doors throughout the structure.

Green building project uses humidity date loggers to train students

Students in a residential energy technology program are using temperature/humidity loggers to scientifically track green building practices.

10 good reasons to buy a new home

Homebuyers everywhere are usually faced with the problem of where to buy, when to buy and should they buy a new home or and older one.

Green homes still troubling for real estate appraisers

One of the roadblocks to valuing high performance homes is to reflect the lower utility costs and durability of a home in the appraisal.

Create a dramatic transition from indoors to outdoors

Sacrificing home aesthetics for storm safety is a thing of the past.

Pilot program takes energy efficient homes to the next level

An innovative home performance pilot program is increasing insight into the most cost-effective ways to maximize energy savings in residential new construction.

New US Passive House Standard debuts

Originally developed in Germany, the Passive House building standard has been gaining ground in North America, but many building professionals felt it did not offer enough flexibility for the diverse climate zones.

PHIUS to launch North American passive building standard

To adapt the European Passive House standard to North American markets, PHIUS (Passive House Institute US) will launch the new PHIUS+ 2015 passive building standard.

Composite SIPs provide air sealing and continuous insulation

Composite structural insulated panels uses a polymer skin bonded to rigid polyurethane foam for an airtight, continuously insulated wall system.

Minor home improvements pay off in higher home values

For the greatest potential return on investment, homeowners should choose upgrades instead of major remodeling projects, according to the Appraisal Institute.

Deep green remodeling project aims for Passive House certification

An extensive remodeling job on a 1920s home in an Atlanta suburb could be Georgia's first Passive House project.

Home scores lowest HERS rating in Canada

The challenge is set in place to promote the utilization of the HERS Index and energy efficient home building in the US and Canada.

My Green Kitchen: Where Style & Sustainability Go Hand-in-Hand

A behind-the-scenes account of designing and building an award-winning green home.

Enter to win the $100,000 CertainTeed home makeover contest

Now accepting video entries, the hugely popular annual Living Spaces Home Makeover Contest encourages homeowners to creatively showcase their wish lists for a dream house exterior redesign.

Connecticut net zero ICF home wins another award

The Shore Road Project, built by Murphy Brothers Contracting, in Greenwich, Connecticut, recently was recognized as one of the most innovative projects in the country at the ICF Builder Awards.

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