The 3 IN 1 ROOF system using heat-dispersing material to increase efficiency when solar environment is at its hottest--and least efficient.
Leaders of Friends of Refugees, a Georgia-based non-profit, knew they needed a building. To make the project more attractive to donors by lowering operating costs, executive director Brian Bollinger studied up on high-performance. Here's what he learned, and the facility that will result.
U.S. healthcare providers are among our most prolific consumers of energy on a building-by-building basis, and also one of our largest contributors of waste. Here's how the industry is starting to be mindful of environmental as well as patient health.
Founder and chairman Bob Fincher used part of his summer vacation to tour Midwest companies that are championing the integration of green technologies and tactics into our homes and other buildings. Here's what he found.
Builders in Canada are turning to insulated concrete forms to meet updates in the National Building Code.
The tiny house craze is going strong, and insulated concrete forms are becoming a popular way to build them.
While poured walls are still the most common system basement walls, insulated concrete forms are gaining ground in many areas.
One of the questions we always hear is, how much does an ICF home cost?
Professional or do-it-yourself options spotlight problems
50% of outdoor consumption goes to waste, experts say
Real opportunity involves incorporating technology during design, construction phases
Home buyers aren't satisfied with the same old house anymore. They want something a little extra for their investment. Builders can set themselves apart by building a better home with insulated concrete forms.
Fungus can permanently damage homes, threaten occupant health
Setting a budget, proper planning are key
Innovative projects, developers, builders showcased in annual USGBC awards
Zehnder America offers 6 tips to save energy this summer
There is plenty of free or low-cost training available for architects and contractors to learn how to design and build ICF structures.
Electric vehicles still account for a small percentage of automobiles on U.S. roads but the growth trend is upward. And that means builders and developers are increasingly compelled to include EV charging stations in their projects.
One of nation's largest builders to construct all of its homes ready to accommodate latest smart technology
Today’s smart technology is changing the way home owners manage their energy consumption and associated costs. Among the leading improvements contributing to utility savings are tankless, point-of-use electric water heaters.