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Buyers of all ages want home automation

North American Passive House Network E-book Explains Passivhaus, Net-Zero Techniques

Courtland Place Passive House in Washington. Photo: Rob Harrison/Creative Commons

September 30, 2015

Free guide includes spotlight on individual projects

The Future of Housing Design: Can Your Team Deliver?

The 2015 Race to Zero Grand Winner was designed by a multidisciplinary team of students from the University of Minnesota.

September 17, 2015

Ensuring that high-performance construction continues to thrive involves a commitment to your business — and to mentoring a new generation of builders

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August 14, 2015

Energy-efficient homes require careful attention to indoor air quality.

The (Not So) New Role of Cannabis in Construction
July 07, 2015

Hempcrete provides natural insulation, is airtight yet breathable, impervious to mold, and virtually fireproof

Homebuyers of the (Near) Future Will Visit Model Homes Digitally

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June 19, 2015

The move to digital can potentially help both builders and buyers save money

Exterior view of M Street Homes' first Zero Energy Ready Home (ZERH).
June 11, 2015

Houston-area builder M Street Homes' first Zero Energy Ready Home employs a unique bundled arrangement of mechanical systems 

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February 15, 2015

More than 250 of sustainability’s cutting-edge practitioners will gather in Boston

February 09, 2015

Builders considering going green should take a holistic, systems approach to the home


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