As home energy codes drive performance, builders will have to find ways to build homes that meet those codes.
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....
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The homes are pre-wired for solar so buyers can opt to go fully net-zero energy.
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.
For the past 100 years, the way your fridge preserved your food has been rooted in technology dating back to the mid-1800s, but that is about to change.
ZIP System sheathing helps this home beat Passive House standards.
The spray foam industry is focusing on training and quality of installation as the industry grows.
Spray foam manufacturers are improving the environmental impact that was a part of the application process.
Boatbuilder and architect crafts unique wooden net-zero home.
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.
As building codes come to emphasize insulation and air sealing, home builders are looking for affordable wall systems.
While net zero energy for homes has been growing in popularity, net zero water use is the next frontier for high performance homes.
Cork left over from the wine bottling process is re-used for cork wall coverings that deliver acoustic and energy-efficiency benefits.
As building codes come to adopt exterior continuous insulation requirements, new options with familiar products are entering the marketplace.
As building codes incorporate continuous insulation, homebuilders are looking for techniques that won't add labor costs.
Spray foam insulation helps homebuilders tackle tough installation challenges and deliver better energy efficiency.