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.
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.
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.
After a tough 2010 in which green home building was one of the few bright spots in the economy, the editors of ProudGreenHome.com are eager for 2011. The items are not necessarily predictions of what may come to pass, but...
While Cogeneration Heat and Power (CHP) is fairly common in commercial and industrial buildings, it is just starting to take off for homes, where it is often known as Micro CHP. Learn more about residential Micro CHP systems and their benefits.