As home energy codes drive performance, builders will have to find ways to build homes that meet those codes.
As energy codes and consumer interest drive growth in high-performance home buildings, insulated concrete forms provide an attractive alternative to wood-frame construction.
For builders looking for ways to create high-performance homes efficiently, insulated concrete forms may be the answer. As the name implies, ICFs are EPS foam forms filled with concrete to form walls and foundations for home residential and commercial buildings....
Build tight and ventilate right is the mantra of high performance home building, but actually pulling that off can be challenging for builders.
There are many paths to creating an energy-efficient all assembly, and a new approach that relies on traditional techniques is gaining ground. The Extended Plate and Beam Wall offers a way to incorporate continuous insulation on the exterior of the home using standard wood framing.
Technology offers a cost-effective alternative to site-built framing.
Drywall products from CertainTeed are part of the package that will deliver a high performance home to its new owners.
To ensure the Proud Green Home of Louisville performs according to plan, it's being wrapped in insulation. The foundation incorporates foam forms, and most of the walls are insulated concrete forms as well. Builder Sy Safi of UberGreen Spaces &...
Builders and homeowners love the look of traditional natural finishes, but the maintenance headaches can be a real downer.
Home insulation strategies should include protecting below-grade walls and foundations from potential moisture damage and energy loss.
By including continuous exterior insulation in a wall assembly, builders can deliver a better performing home.
12 test homes are revealing some of the secrets behind the best wall systems.
The Extended Plate and Beam design features innovative framing techniques, exterior rigid foam and weatherization products.
Managing moisture on exterior walls is always a challenge, but there's a new solution for stone, stucco and brick veneers.
Quake Zone sheathing from Norbord is designed to help builders meet seismic building codes with faster construction time and less waste.
Raised heel trusses, sometimes called Energy Trusses, are a great way to add insulation to the attic of a home.
As building codes come to emphasize insulation and air sealing, home builders are looking for affordable wall systems.
New active building materials can help make homes safer and more comfortable by directly affecting the environment.
Everyone loves the natural beauty, warmth, and charm of real cedar siding on homes, but they don’t love the constant upkeep.
Sheathing that can stand up to the weather helps builders deliver a better quality home.