Creating a Building Envelope That Beats Code

Creating a Building Envelope That Beats Code

In order to build a high performance home, builders need to embrace new technologies and techniques. The results can be greatly improved over traditional approaches. This white paper takes a look at some of the top things homebuilders should consider in choosing a wall system for the best building envelope.

Type: White Paper

Sponsor: Fox Blocks


Nanotechnology: The Future of Proven, Efficient Home Heating and Comfort

Nanotechnology: The Future of Proven, Efficient Home Heating and Comfort

Nanotechnology research has been rapidly intensifying in several fields such as biomedical, optical and electronics. Now it is being used to create an efficient heating source inside of homes and buildings. The white paper explains what nanotechnology is and how it is transforming the way we heat our living spaces.

Type: White Paper

Sponsor: STEP Warmfloor


Battle the Elements with Resilient Homes Built with Insulated Concrete Forms

Battle the Elements with Resilient Homes Built with Insulated Concrete Forms

Insurance companies, state regulators and government agencies are providing significant insurance discounts for homes built to new, more resilient standards like the FORTIFIED Home standard. This white paper covers one popular approach to building a storm-resilient home — using insulated concrete forms (ICFs) for the wall assembly and foundation.

Type: White Paper

Sponsor: Fox Blocks


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Wind-Free solution brings added comfort, efficiency to HVAC market

Wind-Free solution brings added comfort, efficiency to HVAC market

Samsung anticipates technology to be game-changer




Thank a Framer Campaign Takes Aim at Construction Labor Shortage

Thank a Framer Campaign Takes Aim at Construction Labor Shortage

From 2006 through 2011, the construction industry lost 2.3 million jobs, and many of those people have since found other employment.

Phoenix Apartment Project Earns NGBS certification

Phoenix Apartment Project Earns NGBS certification

NGBS provides practices for the design, construction, and certification of green multifamily residential buildings.

Changing Form of the American Family Requires New Thinking

Changing Form of the American Family Requires New Thinking

A new home could offer flexibility and foresight into multi-generational living for little to no extra cost.

Does Your Neighborhood Have It All? The Top 25 for Affordable Homes, Highly Rated Schools, And an Easy Commute

Does Your Neighborhood Have It All? The Top 25 for Affordable Homes, Highly Rated Schools, And an Easy Commute

More than half of the neighborhoods on Redfin’s list of neighborhoods that “have it all” are in the Chicago area.

Show Home Designed for Multigenerational Living

Show Home Designed for Multigenerational Living

The home’s finishes, features and functionality address a need for a bold new blend of form and function to inspire families.

A Look Back: Best of 2017 Green Building Trends

A Look Back: Best of 2017 Green Building Trends

Here's a look back at some of the top trends of the past year, based on our conversations with builders, architects, manufacturers and other professionals in the industry.

2018’s Best & Worst Cities for an Active Lifestyle

2018’s Best & Worst Cities for an Active Lifestyle

WalletHub compared the 100 biggest U.S. cities across 34 key metrics, including average monthly fitness-club fee and share of physically inactive adults.

Infographic | 35 Inspiring Tiny Houses And The Families Living There

Infographic | 35 Inspiring Tiny Houses And The Families Living There

Those who live in small homes -- usually 400 square feet or smaller  -- make the tradeoff of size with other priorities in their life.

Affordable Energy Efficient Housing Vital for Urban Redevelopment

Affordable Energy Efficient Housing Vital for Urban Redevelopment

Diverse housing stock will play an important role in the neighborhood revitalization strategy.




Smart Indoor Air Quality Solutions Make Clean Air Easier

Smart Indoor Air Quality Solutions Make Clean Air Easier

Most people spend 90 percent of their time indoors, but indoor air can be more polluted than the great outdoors.

Think you have a high-performing home? Ask your real estate agent these three questions

Think you have a high-performing home? Ask your real estate agent these three questions

High-performing homes are like high-performing cars: they provide an enhanced quality of life for people who own them.

Atlanta Builder Learns A Better Way to Build

Atlanta Builder Learns A Better Way to Build

Once builders learn there's a way to build a better building, there's no turning back.




Habitat for Humanity Adopts High Performance Home Building

Habitat for Humanity Adopts High Performance Home Building

Low cost of living is just as important as the purchase cost.




Ventilation aids in design of better multifamily buildings

Ventilation aids in design of better multifamily buildings

Balanced air strategies boost home air quality

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