When home builders are asked which information they deem most critical to the improvement of their businesses, info about new products is always near the top of the list. And for good reason.
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.
The National Association of Home Builders says it's time to rethink the rate of return on energy efficiency.
Builders weigh in on their preferred materials and methods for the interior-exterior barrier that plays a critical role in delivering comfort, energy efficiency, and durability.
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 U.S. Green Building Council has added several new LEED pilot credits to the LEED Pilot Credit Library in the past few months.
LEED used to be the buzzword for energy-efficient homes in the United States, but a new standard in town could be a game-changer: Passive House.
A Portland, Ore.-based nonprofit group recently showcased 13 extremely energy-efficient homes in four Northwest states. The homes were designed to use 30 percent less energy than a traditional house.