Spring is here, and work is picking up as the weather warms.
Photo courtesy of Honda Smart House US.
Researchers with the U.S. Department of Energy’s Building America program tested three dehumidification scenarios in 10 homes that were constructed as part of Project Home Again, a humanitarian effort funded by Leonard Riggio, president of Barnes & Noble bookstores, to provide housing for low-income New Orleans residents displaced by Hurricane Katrina.
Controlling humidity in humid climates, such as New Orleans, can be a sticky business
Google Streetview of Norton Commons.
A ground-source heat pump will be required in every unit.
Bringing transparency to energy-efficienct window design and selection
A $5 million pot is up for grabs in the nationwide contest for communities to develop and implement long-term energy efficiency plans.
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.
Selling energy-efficient systems requires a bit of comparative math to make the value and savings more tangible to potential home buyers.
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.
The new building code in Prescott, Ariz., will foster new energy efficient solutions and will require new conformance inspections and testing to specified limits.