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.
For the look of traditional shingles with the durability of metal roofing, aluminum metal roofing is gaining in popularity among homeowners and builders.
An overlooked home flaw could be costing homeowners money, and add to the time they spend on household chores.
The PCBC show honored homebuilding's latest and greatest products with the Parade of Products Awards.
To understand much of what makes a green home so efficient, look no further than its windows.
A top-down renovation of an 1867 Wisconsin homestead incorporated a ground-up geothermal heating system that relies on steady temperatures just beneath the earth’s surface to provide energy-efficient heating and cooling to the home, while preserving its historic charm.
In January 2015, new building codes take effect in Vancouver that could make it tougher to renovate existing homes. The new codes contain a wide range of requirements aimed a making building more accessible for the handicapped and making houses...
The first of five rehabbed homes in the Highland Park neighborhood includes solar panels as part of a package of green upgrades that will increase the homes' market value.
To help building professionals design and construct high performance home, the Building Envelope Thermal Bridging Guide – Analysis, Applications, and Insights offers guidance in reducing energy loss due to thermal bridging.
For homes in hurricane-prone regions, roofing trim is often a weak spot. The Galvalock soffit/fascia panel withstood test winds up to 217 mph.
If your air conditioning has been running full blast all summer, you may be dreading your next electric bill. But there are ways to keep your cool without breaking the bank. Energy Trust of Oregon, a nonprofit helping customers of...
To manage solar heat gain through windows, window film offers an ideal solution for architects, building project managers, and business and homeowners who seek to make buildings and homes visually appealing, environmentally friendly and cost efficient. Eastman Chemical Company’s IQue...
Think air sealing is only for cold climates? Think again. Experts in New Zealand have found that air sealing is just as important in warm climates where a lack of air sealing leads to uncontrolled heat gain in a home....
Many IGUs have the ENERGY STAR designation and as a result, can reduce household energy costs by as much as 15 percent. This can result in saving as much as $500 a year on utility bills.
Recent research shows multifamily housing often lacks energy efficient features, but some developers are making a difference for low-income families.