Professor Alexi Arango's passive house

Photo: courtesy Mount Holyoke College

Taking energy-efficiency lessons from theory to practice by building a passive house

Pavilion Park bike stand

Photo: Damian Tsutsumida and David Lauer

At Pavilion Park, in Irvine, Calif., each homeowner receives a branded cruising bicycle at closing, to promote use of the trails throughout the neighborhood.

With buyers still relatively scarce, home builders have to be shrewder than ever with their sales and marketing strategies

Harvard Study Finds Remodeling Has Fared Better than Home Building

Many homeowners are choosing remodeling over relocation.

Copenhagen makes number 1 of 10 of the World’s Greenest Cities

Copenhagen ranked highest in the index's criteria for a green city, making it number one in the world. Photo: Mystyslav Chernov/Wikimedia Commons

Scandinavia takes the lead, as four of its capitals make the list.

Diagram of the road to defining your target market

Take these steps to match consumer expectations with what you have to offer

New Home Construction in Georgia

Income growth and an increase in GDP are among the factors Freddie Mac's chief economist cites for a better year ahead in housing.

Many Suburbs Are Vibrant and Alive, Downtown Arlington Heights

Google Maps

Moving out of the urban core does not necessarily mean moving to car-dependent sprawl

IBS Flash Mob

The story behind the IBS flash mob

Why Arpan Gupta of Carnegie Homes chose home building over a career as a doctor.

The House Review design team offers plans for single-family home builders looking to jump into the burgeoning rental market.

The latest in kitchen lighting trends.


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This year we take a look at Show Village at the International Builders Show from the builders' perspective and what they take away from this event every year.

February 2015

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Taking energy-efficiency lessons from theory to practice by building a passive house

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