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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.

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

January 15, 2016

KTGY Architecture + Planning's Nick Lehnert offers design tips to maximize the functionality and appeal of a home's outdoor spaces

Mandalay Homes will build 120 homes built to DOE Zero Energy Ready Home program

Photo: Jeff Kubina/Creative Commons.

January 15, 2016

Mandalay’s goal is to achieve a Home Energy Rating System (HERS) of 50 or less, without PVs, on every home they build.

The home maximizes a steeply stoped, desert site. 

January 15, 2016

This desert dream house is chockablock with smart innovation, striking design, and energy-wise features that help it surpass net zero

Show Village 2015
January 15, 2016

At IBS 2016, Professional Builder's long-running showcase marks the return of the Ultimate Kitchen and features two state-of-the-art modular homes.

Dave Barisic
January 15, 2016

Dave Barisic on Brandywine's infill neighborhood focus and the home building climate in Southern California.

Model kitchen by Cuisines Laurier

January 15, 2016

Homebuyers want bigger kitchens, while soaking tubs are vying with larger showers for space in the bath.

January 15, 2016

We can't prevent the next dip, but we can weather it better than the last. Industry veteran Tony Callahan offers some sound advice.

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