Installer-friendly ICFs are strong and cut down on waste and labor time

Installer-friendly ICFs are strong and cut down on waste and labor time

As insulated concrete forms gain ground in the residential marketplace, contractors and installers are learning about the benefits of this building system.

New home plans position ICF for affordable, efficient, storm resistant housing

New home plans position ICF for affordable, efficient, storm resistant housing

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.

New exterior products inspire and educate homeowners

New exterior products inspire and educate homeowners

When it comes to improving the outside of the home, personalizing with color and design tops the charts on buyers’ most-wanted lists.

Foam window bucks deliver ICF construction for the whole wall

Foam window bucks deliver ICF construction for the whole wall

An ICF building project that uses traditional lumber for door and window openings won't deliver all the benefits that it could.

Innovative clips ensure ICF wall integrity

Innovative clips ensure ICF wall integrity

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.

Prepare for bad weather with a concrete form storm shelter kit

Prepare for bad weather with a concrete form storm shelter kit

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.

 Small generators help homeowners weather big storms

Small generators help homeowners weather big storms

As damaging storms and power outages become more common, more homeowners are looking for a standby power solution.

Sliding doors blend indoor and outdoor living without compromise

Sliding doors blend indoor and outdoor living without compromise

Homeowners want to blur the lines between indoor and outdoor living, but large sliding doors have not always been the most energy-efficient option.

Residential housing market gains driving HVAC market growth

Residential housing market gains driving HVAC market growth

The economic downturn has changed the nature of residential building and the market for residential and commercial HVAC systems.

High performance folding glass walls bring the outdoors into your home

High performance folding glass walls bring the outdoors into your home

For home that blurs the line between indoor and outdoor living, folding glass walls create an easy-to-use solution that can fit into any style.

Proud Green Home of St Louis open house scheduled

Proud Green Home of St Louis open house scheduled

The Proud Green Home of St. Louis will host an open house with separate events for building professionals and consumers on Feb. 20 and 21, 2015 at the home outside of St. Louis.

Attic ventilation delivers building envelope durability

Attic ventilation delivers building envelope durability

Managing attic moisture will pay off over the life of the home.

Build green from the ground up with panelized wall construction

Build green from the ground up with panelized wall construction

As part of its green building approach, the Proud Green Home of St. Louis utilized panelized wall construction to reduce construction waste and provide better performance.

Brick cladding and moisture management ensure durability for the Proud Green Home of St Louis

Brick cladding and moisture management ensure durability for the Proud Green Home of St Louis

The building envelope of a home, especially one made of brick and stone, will likely last the life of the house without replacement, unlike other aspects of the home that might be replaced or upgraded.

Huber launches radiant sheathing and product declarations

Huber launches radiant sheathing and product declarations

In the latest version of the LEED rating system, there's a major emphasis on building product disclosure, and more companies are providing the information for their products to be eligible for LEED points.

Energy heel trusses make room for attic insulation

Energy heel trusses make room for attic insulation

Most homes don't have enough insulation in the attic near the eaves, but a new truss design can make that problem go away. As this video with green building consultant Matt Belcher, principal with Verdatek Solutions and director of the...

Insulation surrounds the building envelope for the Proud Green Home of St Louis

Insulation surrounds the building envelope for the Proud Green Home of St Louis

Builder Kim Hibbs, president of Hibbs Homes, reviews the role that insulation from Dow Building Solutions will play in the energy-efficiency of the home.

Hi-tech options boost daylighting alternatives

Hi-tech options boost daylighting alternatives

Although homeowners might be intrigued by high-tech devices, they're ultimately looking for daylighting solutions that bring more comfort to their home.

Look at green building cost over whole life cycle

Look at green building cost over whole life cycle

Does building a high performance home pay off?

Research: building with wood is healthier

Research: building with wood is healthier

Recent studies indicate that buildings with a high level of wood content have a positive physiological impact on the human nervous system.

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