Since the launch of Professional Builder’s Daily Feed newsletter on June 4, 2014, I have scanned thousands upon thousands of news stories about or related to home building in some way.
While special considerations were necessary in providing the heating and cooling systems for one of the first passive houses built in the U.S., mostly conventional materials were used for the building envelope.
Even the hottest-selling plans from a few years ago need updating to match the current trends in residential design. Professiona
Even the hottest-selling plans from a few years ago need updating to match the current trends in residential design. Professional Builder’s House Review team demonstrates how to revitalize past bestsellers.
With a dual theme of “design innovation and attainable sustainability,” the Show Village homes at the International Builders' Sh
With a dual theme of “design innovation and attainable sustainability,” the Show Village homes at the International Builders' Show push the envelope when it comes to both modular housing design and ultra-green construction.
Google has contributed a $3 million grant to the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) to help transform the building materials industry and accelerate the creation of healthier indoor environments.
Active House, a unique 2,500 sf home under construction in St. Louis, is designed to meet or exceed four green certification programs.
Ecologically-sustainable building practices, or “green labels,” will now be included on official land records maintained by San Francisco.
Green-procurement policies or green-building mandates can help accelerate the adoption of green-building practices, according to research by Timothy Simcoe and Michael Toffel.
Green building: a vital selling tool for builders
More than half of builders believe that green/high-performance features help them sell new homes, according to a survey of Professional Builder readers.
Path to Zero: Tips for building net-zero energy homes
Building scientists and leading home builders offer tips and techniques for designing and building 'market-rate' net-zero energy homes.
Addison Homes, EarthCraft Gold Award, South Carolina, Energy Star
South Carolina-based builder Addison Homes received an EarthCraft House Gold Project of the Year Award during last week’s EarthCraft Celebration of Excellence in Atlanta.