Innovation represents step forward for structural energy efficiency
Professional or do-it-yourself options spotlight problems
Blocks used to help structures endure Mother Nature's fury while still promoting appealing aesthetics
California approves measure mandating solar be part of most new homes
Solid foundation improves home's function
University's prototype expands on noise-canceling technology for residential, commercial use
Tests have shown that ICFs are able to withstand winds of up to 250 miles per hour.
Stretched up like a vertical lantern toward the sky, the cabin becomes a recognizable symbol.
Settled in the old Seattle neighborhood amidst 100-year-old craftsman style homes, the 3-story, 2,117 square-foot contemporary home stands out as a testament to maximum efficiency.
Each plank is carefully hand painted to display the patina of weather-worn boards.
Construction on the home was finished just a few weeks before the hurricane hit.
The project was also constructed with the resiliency features to provide added safety for residents during and after major storms.
Research forecasts market dominance for high-performance homes, buildings
Community of townhomes expected to open later this year
More than 80,000 building professionals from across the country gathered in Orlando for the 2018 International Builders' Show and the Kitchen & Bath Industry Show.
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The exterior of a house is designed to protect the home from the elements, but is also a vital part of a home's visual appeal. There are many choices when it comes to the external finish of a home. Important factors to consider are also environmental and energy savings.
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