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.
At the 2014 International Builders' Show, John Stephenson, vice president of marketing for Ply Gem, unveils the company's first venture into roofing with the debut of new engineered slate roofing. Ply Gem, a manufacturer of exterior building products, added roofing to its extensive lineup of more than 20 exterior home product categories.
The word “Modular” itself suggests several different things that depend on the way it is actually employed. When one utilizes the word modular, one need to ensure that the word is used in proper context and that too within the situation one refers to modular houses.
Home comfort comes down to heating and air conditioning and indoor air quality. Lennox Industries displayed products at the 2014 International Builders’ Show that were targeted at homeowners and builders who want a high degree of home comfort as well...