Precast concrete walls provide efficiency, durability to N.C. home

Precast concrete walls provide efficiency, durability to N.C. home

After living for three decades in New England, Cindy Moore decided her “last move” would be to western North Carolina and into an Irish farmhouse she designed. To help ensure structural efficiency and durability, those plans included erecting walls made...

3 best practices for constructing ICF buildings

3 best practices for constructing ICF buildings

Many companies and private residents are looking for more durable, storm-ready construction.

Remodels should focus on form, function

Remodels should focus on form, function

Spring has sprung, and as temperatures rise across the country, so does interest among homeowners for sprucing up around the house and remodeling. Spending on home improvements is expected to grow nearly 5 percent in 2018, according to the National...

3 ways to improve mobile home energy efficiency

3 ways to improve mobile home energy efficiency

Despite being a cost-effective housing option, mobile homes aren’t known for their energy efficiency. Design issues can result in high utility costs. In fact, utilities can cost up to 50 percent more in a mobile home as compared to a site-built home of similar age and size, according to statistics from the U.S.

Homes can be built to fight wildfires

Homes can be built to fight wildfires

It may be easier than experts thought to build homes that can stand up to fires.

Free wall builder tool gives professionals the power to design

Free wall builder tool gives professionals the power to design

The tool was inspired by similar virtual tools, like the car builders seen on many automakers’ websites.

Precast concrete panels solidify new 'castle' apartments

Precast concrete panels solidify new 'castle' apartments

Castles dot the landscape across Europe. A new castle taking shape in Pennsylvania soon will be a symbol of sustainable building practices and home to 522 apartments. With more than 1.2 million square feet of space, Grand Castle is slated to open this spring.

Manufacturer Jobsite Training Mitigates Risk

Manufacturer Jobsite Training Mitigates Risk

Courses are delivered both on jobsites to framing crews and to consultants and project managers at their local offices.

A Guide to Completing a Successful Renovation Project

A Guide to Completing a Successful Renovation Project

When you’re asked what your budget is for your renovation project, you cannot say, “I don’t know.”

ICFs Help Green Builder Create a Passive Solar Home

ICFs Help Green Builder Create a Passive Solar Home

For passive design to be effective, both thermal mass and insulation are required to be integrated into the build.

Prefab Passive House Features Super Roof

Prefab Passive House Features Super Roof

They are not only getting a-one-of-a-kind home built to their exact specifications and they are also getting the healthiest, most comfortable home on the market.

Cedar Shake Delivers Curb Appeal Without the Work

Cedar Shake Delivers Curb Appeal Without the Work

It is faster and much easier to install and unlike real cedar it will never split, or need upkeep.

ICFs to help drive green-building market

ICFs to help drive green-building market

The global insulated concrete form market (ICF) is expected to grow 11 percent annually over the next few years, according to new research. The report by Technavio, titled “Global Insulated Concrete Form Market 2017-2021,” provides an in-depth analysis of the...

Global Insulated Concrete Form Market Predicted to Grow

Global Insulated Concrete Form Market Predicted to Grow

The latest trend gaining momentum in the market is encouraging green building construction.

Retrofitting: A Short Guide To Renovating An Older Home For Energy Efficiency

Retrofitting: A Short Guide To Renovating An Older Home For Energy Efficiency

Modern building materials and technology have resulted in new homes that are far more energy efficient than those built even a decade or two ago.

Sheep's Wool Insulation Part of Smart Wall System

Sheep's Wool Insulation Part of Smart Wall System

Constructed using non-toxic materials, the enclosure system uses existing and new technology to generate an airtight, energy efficient and long-lasting building envelope.

Infographic: Sustainable building from bottom up

Developing a sustainable building demands a holistic approach. While newer buildings tend to perform better from an energy standpoint, due to building code advancements, it’s not always a guarantee. Planning is pivotal and literally must take place from the ground...

Solar House Designed to Stand Up to Hurricanes

Solar House Designed to Stand Up to Hurricanes

The SURE House, winner of the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon 2015, was designed by the Stevens Institute of Technology to meet the needs of middle-and-working class residents in New York and New Jersey who experienced severe damage from...

Building Greener by Lowering the Carbon in Concrete (Video)

Concrete is one of the best materials for resilient, durable and energy efficient structures and buildings over their life cycle.

Permeable Pavers Manage Water Runoff

Permeable Pavers Manage Water Runoff

Municipal regulations meant to protect the environment and the town’s water supply often inadvertently stymie outdoor additions and improvements.

Showing (1 - 20) of 99

Get the latest news & insights


NEWS

RESOURCES

TRENDING

FEATURES

Sustainability in good taste

RESEARCH CENTERS