Above: Squash blocks installed to support load from above. Right: Load from above without squash blocks or blocking panels caused this web to buckle.
A compilation of green products, ideas, and best practices for residential builders and remodelers.
The builder will offer SunPower solar power systems at no additional cost with the purchase of a to-be-built home through April 30.
Icynene’s Classic Max (LD-C-50v2) open-cell spray foam insulation has been approved by ICC-ES for use without an ignition barrier in residential projects, including unvented attics.
ExoAir Trio is an ideal 3-in-1 solution to seal out weather, thermally insulate, and provide a vapor barrier to prevent unwanted moisture at the dry side of a wall assembly.
Gerber has added several high-efficiency toilet options, all of which offer 1.28 gallons per flush, to its Allerton Collection.
The LED 15-watt Omnidirectional A19 Lamp in 300K correlated color temperature is an Energy Star-qualified replacement for a 75-watt incandescent and yields 80 percent in energy savings.
The ICS Sink with Selectronic IC Faucet was crafted to minimize splashing and create a more hygienic environment.
NRC661 features the same energy-saving technology as the rest of the Noritz EcoTough series of condensing tankless water heaters, and has an energy factor of 0.91 for natural gas and 0.93 for LP.