The 2017 International Builders’ Show (IBS) marks my 26th consecutive year of attendance.
Free e-book offer how-to on construction and retrofits
Historically, residential ventilation wasn’t considered a problem by builders or homeowners because it was largely believed that operable windows and high rates of enclosure leakage provided enough outside air in the home.
People spend nearly 90 percent of their time indoors, with the majority of that time spent in their homes
Building homes in factories could help reduce the industry’s energy consumption
Hempcrete provides natural insulation, is airtight yet breathable, impervious to mold, and virtually fireproof
A residential photovoltaic installation in Bayview, Wisc., in 2007. Photo: Mjmonty/Flickr
As music and film streaming becomes more on-demand, so do energy-efficient utilities
The new roof product is being developed by The University of Technology in Sydney, Australia
The two companies are joining to create a retrofitted net-zero energy, water, and waste research home near Purdue University in Indiana
The rule applies to developments with more than 50 homes
Houston-area builder M Street Homes' first Zero Energy Ready Home employs a unique bundled arrangement of mechanical systems
Cost-effective ways to meet zero-energy-ready home requirements