Fiber cement siding has been recognized as a sustainable building product in a survey of green building professionals.
As insulated concrete forms gain ground in the residential marketplace, contractors and installers are learning about the benefits of this building system.
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.
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.
When it comes to improving the outside of the home, personalizing with color and design tops the charts on buyers’ most-wanted lists.
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.
An ICF building project that uses traditional lumber for door and window openings won't deliver all the benefits that it could.
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.
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.
Homeowners want to blur the lines between indoor and outdoor living, but large sliding doors have not always been the most energy-efficient option.
The economic downturn has changed the nature of residential building and the market for residential and commercial HVAC systems.
Continuous insulation and tougher wall insulation requirements are part of the new building codes, and building professionals are looking for ways to meet the challenge.
As part of the building strategy to a tight building envelope, high performance windows play a key role in the Proud Green Home of St. Louis.
Made with Accsys Technologies’ proprietary acetylation process, Accoya wood has Class 1 durability, is guaranteed for 25 years and has dimensional stability that sees swelling and shrinkage reduced by 75%.
For building professionals concerned about embedded carbon in building products like brick and concrete, there are green alternatives that provide the same performance.
Windows are a big part of a home's performance, but the materials they're made of matter, too.
For builders looking for a way to keep water from entering a home the new flexible flashing tape can seal problem areas.
For building professionals concerned about embedded carbon footprint, gypsum board made at the mine site could be an answer.
A durable home starts from the bottom up, and engineered wood flooring panels help create a home that can weather the perils of construction. Fortunately, the Proud Green Home of St. Louis was in the framing stages during the summer months so it didn't have to suffer through winter.
Because indoor air quality is one of the top goals of the Proud Green Home of St. Louis, the builder used a polyethylene wrap to protect the subfloor during construction.