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
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Hempcrete provides natural insulation, is airtight yet breathable, impervious to mold, and virtually fireproof
A residential photovoltaic installation in Bayview, Wisc., in 2007. Photo: Mjmonty/Flickr
As music and film streaming becomes more on-demand, so do energy-efficient utilities
The two companies are joining to create a retrofitted net-zero energy, water, and waste research home near Purdue University in Indiana
The builder will offer SunPower solar power systems at no additional cost with the purchase of a to-be-built home through April 30.
Icynene’s Classic Max (LD-C-50v2) open-cell spray foam insulation has been approved by ICC-ES for use without an ignition barrier in residential projects, including unvented attics.
ExoAir Trio is an ideal 3-in-1 solution to seal out weather, thermally insulate, and provide a vapor barrier to prevent unwanted moisture at the dry side of a wall assembly.
Gerber has added several high-efficiency toilet options, all of which offer 1.28 gallons per flush, to its Allerton Collection.