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.
Every one of us faces a choice. Not just builders and architects and product manufacturers, but all Americans. All people. We have to decide if there are enough resources to support our present lifestyle.
Professional Builder spoke to NAHB Vice President of Advocacy Bill Kilmer to find out what its top regulatory and legislative items are for the new year.
Michael Chandler is a proponent of the NAHB’s green building program, while Steve Glenn firmly believes in LEED for Homes. Metaphors fly as the two builders engage in a lively discussion about the pros and cons of the two national certification programs.
The ungainly and inefficient solar roof cells of the past are just that. Solar power is now poised to take off some of the burden placed on our nation’s power grid, as Sharp’s roof modules show.
As the National Association of Home Builders and the U.S. Green Building Council argue the merits of their respective green-building programs, dozens of local variations are springing up in housing markets around the United States. At the heart of the debate is whether one organization should be allowed to set green standards for the entire country.
What do homebuilders really think about green? What effect has it had on the marketing and sales of their homes? Is it a fad, or will it define home construction techniques for years to come? The results of Professional Builder’s green building survey sheds light on answers to these multi-faceted questions.
Green products, including a ventilation fan from Broan, a water heater from Grand Hall that combines tank and tankless water heating technology, and NuTech's Composite Recessed CFL downlight.
Building green homes is growing in popularity. Six homebuilders share how their marketing efforts differentiated them from other builders.
Contributing Editor Ann Matesi examines what makes LivingHomes’ prefabricated home in upscale Santa Monica, Calif., a model for green building with modular homes.
Veridian Homes of Madison, Wis., was named the 2007 EnergyValue Housing Award Builder of the Year. Presented by the NAHB Research Center, the EVHA recognizes builders who have voluntarily integrated energy efficiency into the design, construction and marketing of their new homes. In addition to the EVHA Builder of the Year Award, 19 other winners were honored for successfully showcasing integra...