The year 2016 was an eventful one for home building.
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.
Several builders, remodelers, and other home building industry professionals were honored Jan. 23 as winners of the National Green Building Awards given by the National Association of Home Builders.
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.
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.
Representatives of federal government agencies, states, municipalities, research centers, professional associations, and environ
Representatives of federal government agencies, states, municipalities, research centers, professional associations, and environmental groups met recently at the White House to discuss ways to promote green infrastructure solutions for addressing stormwater issues.
Passive House experts share tips on improving energy performance without having to meet the standard.
Monterey County, Calif. is poised to adopt an ordinance to amend the county building code to include “requirements and incentives for incorporating ‘green’ building principles and practices into new development in the unincorporated area” of the county.
Blu Homes green homebuilders Redfin land real estate
Homebuilder Blu Homes and real estate broker Redfin have teamed up to allow customers the option of building a sustainable home on well-chosen land. Customers can now find and buy property through Redfin, and then personalize, site and build their new home on that land with Blu.