Building Technology



News
April 18, 2013

“The first dozen or so attempts to build net-zero [homes] in Oregon fell short because they missed the mark on efficiency and performance,” says Sam Hagerman, co-owner of Hammer & Hand and president of the Passive House Alliance US.

News
April 16, 2013

The New Mexico State Court of Appeals struck down an attempt to repeal energy-efficient building codes. The original decision to roll back the building codes came from a suggestion by Gov. Susana Martinez’s small business task force.

News
April 15, 2013

On April 11, the Manufacturers Alliance honored Uponor as the 2013 Manufacturer of the Year in the large-company category.

News
April 11, 2013

A training program supported by the International Code Council teaches high school students the importance of building codes and provides graduates with an advantage in the job market.

News
April 10, 2013

On Sunday, April 7, the first four families received keys to their homes in the St. Croix Valley Habitat for Humanity Eco Village project in River Falls, Wis.

News
April 10, 2013

Ohm is the first system that can measure both solar and backup energy inputs as well as hot water energy usage, allowing solar hot water system owners to make smarter use of their solar-heated water.

News
April 10, 2013

Using natural light and environmentally friendly materials are two keys to designing a sustainable home.

News
April 02, 2013

The American National Standards Institute, ANSI, recently approved the 2012 ICC 700 National Green Building Standard, the first update to the standard since the original edition.

Features
April 01, 2013

Although the idea of a great room has been around for many years, the design and definition have both evolved.

Features
April 01, 2013

Houses are a series of integrated and interrelated components and systems that all affect each other.

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