Housewrap battles heat loss in Southwest climate zones
At the EEBA Local Toolbox builder conference in Phoenix, the unique requirements of building in the Southwest climate zones were literally a hot topic on a day that topped 108 degrees.
One of the solutions for a tight thermal envelope is a multilayer wall structure that includes housewrap and the common stucco exterior cladding.
Jose Gastelum, a DuPont Tyvek specialist for Weatherization Partners Ltd., a regional DuPont distributor, talked about the benefits of housewrap in keeping out the heat.
Read more about the thermal envelope.
All of the homes will be capable of achieving the carbon-neutral standard promoted by the city of Austin for all new construction homes,
The Proud Green Home of Louisville uses whole-home water filtration to provide fresh water to every fixture and appliance.
Sponsored by: Environmental Water Systems
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.
Induction cooktops have seized an additional 10 percent of electric cooktop market share since 2008.
As energy efficiency continues to improve, water conservation is becoming the next frontier in residential building.
Spending time with the family is the highlight of every holiday, but spending time in the kitchen can be a drag.
At the 2016 EEBA Conference and Expo, building science experts discussed the benefit of the incorporating green building techniques and outcomes into the IECC code, and the benefit of additional voluntary green building programs.
Some builders see high performance building as a differentiator in the market; others adopt a wait-and-see attitude.
Duct leakage in residential homes costs consumers $25 billion each year.
Regardless of whether a building has a tank or tankless water heater, the water in the lines between the water heater and the fixture loses heat
Drywall products from CertainTeed are part of the package that will deliver a high performance home to its new owners.
The future is now when it comes to smart appliances.
There are many paths to sustainability, and the Proud Green Home of Louisville is traveling many of them.