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An open letter to President Barack Obama
by Alex Wilson
Passive survivability is a life-safety issue. How long could you live in your house without power or fuel?
by Alex Wilson
Resourceful homeowners apply Duo Dickinson's "10 steps to reduce an architect's fees" to rebuild the home they lost in a fire
by Robyn Aitken
Proven ways to save the design team’s time and your money
by Duo Dickinson
How much higher do energy costs have to rise before people will pay a premium for a house that is LEED-certified?
by Kevin Ireton
LEED for Homes is a new, comprehensive national certification program for green, energy-efficient homes. Builders who’ve tried it like it, but will it change the way houses are built?
by Sean Groom
Federal and state incentive programs make rehabilitating durable old buildings cost-effective
by John K. Grosvenor
Former secretary of the Deptartment of Housing and Urban Development Henry Cisneros predicts an urban renaissance
by Daniel S. Morrison
David Eisenberg discusses the impacts of construction and development on the environment. Some of his examples will surprise you.
by David Eisenberg
Home ownership has its obvious benefits, but should it fall on taxpayers to uphold them?
by Fernando Pagés Ruiz
An excerpt from James M. Kramon's Smart Business for Contractors: A Guide to Money and the Law
by Jim Kramon
Use an architect's reality checklist to calculate approximate remodeling costs before any design work starts
by John McLean
An architect explains why fixed-price and T&M contracts are not your only options when hiring a general contractor
by Robert Knight
A veteran builder bemoans the state of the construction industry today
by Tedd Benson
From OSB and cordless drills to The Home Depot and HGTV, here's a look at how the past quarter-century has shaped the home-building industry
by Matthew Teague
Watch the Passive House video series
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For Pros, By Pros: Smart Business for ContractorsA guide to money and the law
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