Apologies to Paul Simon, but when I looked at the long list of design ideas I compiled while at the International Builders’ Show in Orlando, I thought I’d try to mention 50 of them—a nice round num
Advanced framing techniques aid zero-energy ready home performance.
Builders would be wise to institute proven innovations in materials and methods before more jurisdictions adopt the 2012 International Energy Conservation Code.
Show Village homes rack up the points with the National Green Building Standard.
Photo courtesy of Garbett Homes
The Department of Energy’s latest program encourages builders to integrate proven innovations and ensure optimal home performance.
RDC Fine Homes' first net-zero home employed a wide array of energy-efficient features. Image courtesy of RDC Fine Homes
Speakers who participated in the recent Net-Zero North American Leadership Summit share what the industry has recently learned about building to the green standard.
Big cities like Chicago and San Diego are starting to grow again, which improves prospects for urban infill housing. Here?s a look at what Millennials and Baby Boomers are buying.
Among the hundreds of building products introduced by manufacturers during the past 12 months and featured on the pages of Professional Builder, the readers selected these standouts as the 101 Best New Products.
With the prospect of severe tornadoes and severe wind events differing drastically within some states, codes governing emergency “safe room” shelters can vary.
The California master building code, set to go into effect on Jan. 1, 2014, includes a few changes that could push automated, open-standards-based demand response into the mass market.
The poised white rectangle has the appeal of classic Modernism, but it is also a critical part of the sustainability story: The frame’s deep overhang helps shield the house’s main southern exposure from the region’s scorching sun.