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3 Ways Building A Tiny House Is Easy and Environmentally Responsible

Human beings have a natural liking for things in miniature.

ICFs Meet Demand for Resilient Homes

High tech concrete forms have proven technologies to make building easier and faster.

ICFs Score Well in Life Cycle Analysis

Which do you think costs more: constructing a building or operating it? For both residential and commercial construction, the answer is operating the building. Research shows the larger environmental impacts in a life cycle assessment (LCA) are from the production...

Affordable Net-Zero Homes Enter North America's Northern Metropolis

Landmark Homes now comfortably uses affordable and net zero home in the same sentence.

Resource Emerges for Tiny House DIY-ers (Video)

So appealing is the tiny house, that many adventurous DIY-ers have set out to build their own tiny home.

Balance, Systems, and Field Knowledge

"Eco-friendly" simply means a home's design minimizes environmental impacts. Designs differ, such as whether materials are chosen based on how they're sourced or produced, and how they impact the home's carbon footprint. For our new home my wife and I looked for a balance between sustainability and a comfortable living space.

ICFs Behind the Walls of Dream Waterfront House

In Sydney, Australia, insulated concrete forms helped successful entrepreneur Drew Muirhead build a home that reflected the Balinese resorts he loved.

Affordable Housing Winner Built With SIPs (Video)

With dramatic 12 foot ceilings, this energy-efficient home exemplifies an energy-efficient modern design made possible with SIPs.

Busting Four Myths About Net-Zero Homes

There are still some myths out there that are keeping people from pursuing a net zero home.

Zero Energy Ready Certified Homes Passes 1000 (Video)

The DOE promotes ZERH homes as "the home of the future," a home that lives, works, and lasts better.

Great Green Home | Revive Sustainable Multifamily Living by Philgreen Construction

The modern, three-story highly insulated townhomes at the REVIVE community in Fort Collins, Colorado have geothermal heating and cooling and a shed roof pitched at just the right angle to maximize solar electric production from the roof-mounted photovoltaic panels. The townhomes received a 2016 DOE Housing Innovation Award.

Prefab Passive House Assembled On Site in 1 Week

Regardless of the weather outside, this 21st Century approach to home building reduces energy consumption by 80 to 90 percent.

NAHB: Average Builder Uses 10 Different Green Products and Practices

Energy efficient windows ranked at the top of the list of green products commonly used by most builders.

Oregon Net Zero Home Earns First Living Building Challenge Residential Certification

Developed by the International Living Future Institute, the Living Building Challenge certification requires actual, rather than modeled or anticipated, performance.

SIPs Building Excellence Winners Announced

The awards reflect the judges' evaluation of projects on four criteria.

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