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.

ERVs deliver comfort and energy savings in high performance homes

As homes are becoming more tightly built, proper ventilation is increasingly critical for optimal indoor air quality.

Engineered slate roof offers performance and sustainable production

With a spike in consumer awareness about green construction materials, using engineered roofing and accessories made from recycled materials can set up a builder for success.

Window designs deliver energy efficiency and durability

Green projects, like energy efficient window replacement, are expected to double over the next five years.

Green Building Consulting Explains the Importance of Ratings and Certifications

Organizations like RESNET and LEED are raising the national standard of high performance homes, so it is important to know that your home is being built up to, or better than, par.

Sponsored by: Green Building Consulting

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.

Air sealing is easier with upgraded spray sealant

While green building has long emphasized insulation, recent research by Building Science Corporation showed that air sealing is at least as important as the R-value of the insulation in a building envelope.

The solution to bottled water and tap water

Americans consume over 50 billion disposable plastic bottles of water each year. Only 13% of those bottles get recycled. Despite all the waste, why do we drink bottled water?

Sponsored by: Environmental Water Systems

On-call recirculation pumps combat water waste and deliver hot water quickly

With water restrictions in force in California and elsewhere, water recirculation pumps are an easy way to save water.

Zehnder ERV makes life more comfortable in the Proud Green Home of St. Louis

Starting with the architectural design, the Proud Green Home of St. Louis reflects the desire for a high level of indoor air quality, as well as energy efficiency and an inviting refuge for the family.

Foam window bucks deliver ICF construction for the whole wall

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

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.

Whole home water filtration delivers safe, great tasting water

Although the United States has some of the best public drinking water available, there is reason to be concerned about contamination in some areas.

New concrete roof tiles offer color choices, cool roof performance

Cool roof products come in a variety of roof types, including metal, asphalt and built-up roofs as well as concrete tiles.

LED lighting brightens the Proud Green Home of St Louis

With the phase out of larger incandescent bulbs, homeowners and builders are turning to LED lighting for energy-efficient alternatives.

Multifamily building leading housing recovery and HVAC market

The 2008-09 recession, with its accompanying tidal wave of foreclosures, rendered many individuals and families leery about undertaking a new single-family home purchase.

Smart Ecovent solves HVAC problems in your home

Tired of hot and cold spots in your home, and wasting energy in rooms you're not using?

Mini splits revolutionizing HVAC industry in the US

With the rise of mini split heat pumps in the U.S. market, manufacturers are in a race to offer the most efficient models.

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