PB September 2015

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Harris' company, Trio Environments, uses a combination of market research and merchandising to appeal to consumers' lifestyle aspirations

What to do when everything on the list is Job No. 1

Even top-selling designs can benefit from a do-over 

On-the-boards townhomes foster community, save trees, and preserve and renovate existing school buildings

A thoughtful infill home transcends site constraints and offers great city views

Tucked behind suburban sprawl, the flats attract a range of buyers with a taste for urban living

With 12-inch exterior walls, and passive and active solar, this Oregon home's utility bills are $9 a month

On a site surrounded by custom homes, these houses push what's possible for production

Single-story homes target empty nesters and include room for friends and family to visit

At just over $100 per square foot, this family retreat proves that design on a budget can be extraordinary

Built in a formerly blighted area, Parkview serves households with incomes between 30 and 60 percent of area median income

The proposed development would link downtown to the beach

Richly detailed exteriors and strong indoor-outdoor connections result in homes that are ideal for big family gatherings and large parties

Flats and townhomes with private patios surround a courtyard, providing community and housing within reach in one of the nation's most expensive real estate markets

The 46 three-story townhouses are solar-powered and have attracted a wide range of buyers

Historic elegance, luxurious touches, and a modern floorplan create a custom home on the Gulf Coast

In a walkable community in the Rockies, homes offer abundant natural light and splendid mountain views

On a street lined with bungalows, building a home at the back of the lot and framing the L-shaped plan allowed for a private courtyard 

On a half-acre site close to walkable Austin is an infill community that's a tranquil refuge from the hustle and bustle

An indoor-outdoor Florida home tips its hat to California modern architecture, is Net Zero certified, and has a HERS score of negative 7

A luxury community on the Florida coast targets buyers from all over the world, with five distinct floor plans

Three floors of private condos are within walking distance of shops, entertainment, and dining

A Texas Hill Country retreat doffs a cap to the area's historic family homes, using modern materials

Walkable streets and friendly facades are balanced with great water views

Parallel walls provide privacy and soundproofing for a modern home on the Long Island coast

The 2015 Project of the Year takes its cues from the surrounding Hill Country landscape, with indoor-outdoor connections galore and plenty of room for friends and family to stay for the weekend

Three insulation options dominate home construction, but picking the right one can be tricky

Based on the use of flawed technical and scientific analysis, the NAHB wants the EPA to not expand the definition of “waters of the United States” under the Clean Water Act.

The ruling was made to give U.S. manufacturers an advantage equal to its overseas counterparts.

The California Building Industry Asso­ci­ation has taken action to save water

All insulation products — including fiberglass batts and spray foams — perform the same when properly installed

Builders, architects, and designers share what they want from new products, sales pitches, and manufacturer relationships

Ensuring that high-performance construction continues to thrive involves a commitment to your business — and to mentoring a new generation of builders

Before you implement any type of training program, assess your personnel and ask these questions

When a builder lives in the homes he creates, it allows for more risk taking. It also results in homes that sell faster. 

For home buyers, smart gadgets and systems aren't just nice to have — the features are becoming necessities.

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