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Just like myths about the safety of mayonnaise, there are myths about home building that can affect your business
January 15, 2016

From myths about mayonnaise to myths about the effects of the trade shortage, fallacies aren’t mere errors in fact, but rather errors in thinking and reason—and they could be holding back your business

Nick Lehnert of KTGY Architecture + Planning on ways to leverage outdoor spaces
January 15, 2016

Exterior living space is one of the most commonly requested features in a home. Here’s how to work it into your plans to make the most of outdoor spaces

Donald F. Evans Beach Cottages elevation
January 15, 2016

Walkable neighborhoods are popular right now across market segments, with an increasing interest in simple pocket neighborhoods that consist of smaller homes, with an emphasis on people rather than cars 

Railcar tiny houses at Tiny House Estates, in Michigan.
January 15, 2016

The new tiny house community is the result of a partnership between Traverse Bay Resort, near the shores of Lake Michigan, and Wheelhaus, a Wyoming-based tiny house company. 

2015 DOE Solar Decathlon winner, Sure House
January 15, 2016

Renewable energy systems meet smart design in the U.S. Department of Energy's 2015 contest

The U.S. Energy Information Administration makes regular monthly reports available of small-scale distributed solar PV generation.
January 15, 2016

Now available from the U.S. Energy Information Administration: regular monthly reports about small-scale distributed solar PV electricity generation

existing-home sales are expected to increase at a moderate pace in 2016
January 15, 2016

Sales are expected to increase in 2016, according to the National Association of Realtors, Moody’s Analytics, and Ellie Mae

The EPA has announced the release of a voluntary Construction General Permit compliance template for residential lots disturbing 1 acre or less
January 15, 2016

By providing a simplified list of compliance options, the EPA’s Streamlined Stormwater Compliance Guide will save smaller builders time and money

New materials that reduce air infiltration, such as housewraps and high-density insulation, can also contributed to the reduced drying potential of building assemblies.
January 15, 2016

Modern building assemblies are less tolerant of design and installation flaws, which requires that today’s homes be better designed and built.

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