New LEED Pilot ACP designed to help eliminate irresponsibly sourced materials

Photo: Christopher Sessums/Creative Commons.

April 11, 2016

One aim is to advance environmentally responsible forest management to help rid buildings of illegal wood by promoting wood that is verified to be legal.

This circular, sunken fire pit and seating area fronts a 38-foot long covered patio at a Trilogy at Vistancia residence in Peoria, Ariz. Builder: Shea Homes, Scottsdale, Ariz. Architect: Bassenian Lagoni, Newport Beach, Calif. (Photo: Mark Boisclair)

April 11, 2016

The building community reports on the growing popularity of bringing the indoors outside.

Photo Credit: Corey Leopold, flickr Creative Commons

April 08, 2016

Cities are recovering from the Great Recession at different rates, and some are undoubtedly doing better than others in terms of unemployment rate and employment growth

“We sell a lot of upgrades,” says Drees Homes’ VP of national purchasing and operations, David Metz. “But they’re not the main focus of the design studio. Our philosophy is that it’s there to enhance the home-buying experience and make building a house easy and straightforward.” 

April 08, 2016

Today’s design centers take a page (or two) from successful retailers to improve the buyer experience


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