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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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.

2018 Kitchen Updates Address Decluttering Obsessions

2018 Kitchen Updates Address Decluttering Obsessions

Countertops, in particular, are having a real moment today as homeowners focus on decluttering surfaces for a sleek and tidy kitchen post-renovation.

LG Launches Appliance Division for Builders

LG Launches Appliance Division for Builders

The division will provide appliances for every type of home, including different styles, functions, budget, and life-stage.

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.

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.

Bar Carts, All-White Kitchens and Succulents Expected to Go Out of Style in 2018

Bar Carts, All-White Kitchens and Succulents Expected to Go Out of Style in 2018

Expect to see more color in kitchens next year, especially for homeowners planning to sell.

5 Steps to Plan Your Home Remodeling Job

5 Steps to Plan Your Home Remodeling Job

Whether it’s a total home renovation or a simple room addition there is one thing that all remodels have in common, no matter their complexity—without planning they can quickly become stressful.

Zero Energy Certification Awarded to the Lincoln Net Positive Farmhouse

Zero Energy Certification Awarded to the Lincoln Net Positive Farmhouse

With more than two years of measured occupancy to date, the home unquestionably provides exceptional energy performance, consuming 70 percent less energy than a code-built house.

Shaw Floors Announces 2018 Color of the Year | Video

Shaw Floors Announces 2018 Color of the Year | Video

There's a yearning for warmer hues and we see that coming to life as touches of gold and brass accents.

Minimize A Home's Carbon Footprint with Recycled Wood Doors

Minimize A Home's Carbon Footprint with Recycled Wood Doors

In 2007, 1.3 million tons of wood were reclaimed and repurposed for other uses.

Luxury Apartments Use Smart Technology for Total Control

Luxury Apartments Use Smart Technology for Total Control

The technology provides a higher level of service and comfort to residents, and all of this is done through a single app.

Honolulu Wellness Certified Residence Features Living Wall

Honolulu Wellness Certified Residence Features Living Wall

The first Hawaii “Well” home by Delos focuses on purity of air, water and lighting systems.

Homebuyers Willing to Sacrifice Home Square Footage to Gain Outdoor Space

Homebuyers Willing to Sacrifice Home Square Footage to Gain Outdoor Space

Outdoor living is becoming just as important as the indoors.

Behr Paint Reveals 2018 Color of the Year: 'In The Moment'

Behr Paint Reveals 2018 Color of the Year: 'In The Moment'

People desire a personal and meaningful connection to their homes and surroundings.

EEBA summit to help builders, manufacturers connect

EEBA summit to help builders, manufacturers connect

Organizers: Eliminating annual expo in favor of one-on-one meetings enables participants to learn from each other about high-performance development.

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