Last month, I attended NAHB’s midyear meeting in Miami and had the pleasure of sitting in on a presentation by Daniel Swift, president and CEO of Des Moines-based architecture group BSB Design.
Heating, ventilation, and air conditioning in the home are major comfort factors, and can even be health concerns. Making sure you install a cost-effective HVAC system with a long life is essential for a well-rounded project.
The editors of Professional Builder and Professional Remodeler magazines are in search of the latest “breakthrough” products for the residential construction industry for our annual 101 Best New Products report.
Blower door testing can provide a baseline of how well the building envelope and duct system limit air leakage.
Make sure your home designs meet the latest code requirements and green standards by applying these simple rules.
Faced with meeting increasingly stringent energy codes and a growing demand for green, high-performance features, builders nationwide are looking to maximize the energy efficiency of their homes without blowing the budget. The easiest and most economical step to creating energy-efficient homes is to master building envelope and air sealing design.
Harness the wind! The Honeywell Wind Turbine by EarthTronics generates energy from its gearless Blade Tip Power System, which eliminates mechanical resistance and drag. This technology allows the turbine to generate power in wind speeds as low as 2 miles per hour and as high 45 miles per hour without the typical noise associated with wind turbines.
TechShield panels install just like normal sheathing and sport a 20-year limited warranty
For Solar Hot Water Installations
The Smart Rais 60 insert fireplace
Cool off and kick back underneath Hunter's new Concert Breeze fans
Mechanical and electrical products for home building and remodeling from Siemens, Wayne-Dalton, Rheem, Saniswift and others are featured.
Go ahead and vent with these new HVAC products from Honeywell, Johnson Controls and more.