Last month, I attended NAHB’s midyear meeting in Miami and had the pleasure of sitting in on a presentation by Daniel Swift, president and CEO of Des Moines-based architecture group BSB Design.
Show Village homes rack up the points with the National Green Building Standard.
Photo courtesy of Garbett Homes
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
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.
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.
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.
With the prospect of severe tornadoes and severe wind events differing drastically within some states, codes governing emergency “safe room” shelters can vary.
The California master building code, set to go into effect on Jan. 1, 2014, includes a few changes that could push automated, open-standards-based demand response into the mass market.
The poised white rectangle has the appeal of classic Modernism, but it is also a critical part of the sustainability story: The frame’s deep overhang helps shield the house’s main southern exposure from the region’s scorching sun.
Circular design and trusses that radiate from the center and distribute forces evenly are among the features that have allowed houses by Deltec Homes to stand up to powerful storms, the home builder says.
Cool-roof material choices have expanded from reflective paint to vinyl sheeting, light-colored gravel, and other roofing products designed to reflect 90 percent of sunlight.