Building Technology

Professor Alexi Arango's passive house

Photo: courtesy Mount Holyoke College

January 31, 2015

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

July 02, 2014

The 2014 PCBC show home will provide a mountainside retreat in an area rebuilding from wildfire.

July 02, 2014

Advanced framing techniques aid zero-energy ready home performance.

February 27, 2014

Builders would be wise to institute proven innovations in materials and methods before more jurisdictions adopt the 2012 International Energy Conservation Code.

January 27, 2014

Show Village homes rack up the points with the National Green Building Standard.

Photo courtesy of Garbett Homes

November 14, 2013

The Department of Energy’s latest program encourages builders to integrate proven innovations and ensure optimal home performance.

RDC Fine Homes' first net-zero home employed a wide array of energy-efficient features. Image courtesy of RDC Fine Homes

September 27, 2013

Speakers who participated in the recent Net-Zero North American Leadership Summit share what the industry has recently learned about building to the green standard.

September 20, 2013

Big cities like Chicago and San Diego are starting to grow again, which improves prospects for urban infill housing. Here?s a look at what Millennials and Baby Boomers are buying.

August 22, 2013

Among the hundreds of building products introduced by manufacturers during the past 12 months and featured on the pages of Professional Builder, the readers selected these standouts as the 101 Best New Products.

July 10, 2013

With the prospect of severe tornadoes and severe wind events differing drastically within some states, codes governing emergency “safe room” shelters can vary.


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