July 16, 2013
The National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo housing-market index rises to highest level since January 2006.
July 11, 2013
The chief economist for the National Association of Home Builders points to increased spending for residential construction and remodeling.
July 8, 2013
More than one-third of all new homes sold in May were not yet under construction, a signal that the housing industry continues to gain strength.
June 6, 2013
Roman concrete submerged for the last 2,000 years gives researchers some clues for making a more durable concrete with fewer environmental penalties.
May 30, 2013
The 2400-sq.-ft. net-zero-energy home includes a composting toilet, nontoxic finishes, many locally sourced materials, and a rainwater collection and filtration system. It's on the market for just under $650,000.
In a complaint filed with the Federal Trade Commission, ForestEthics and Greenpeace claim the Sustainable Forestry Initiative violates the FTC's Green Guides and is misleading consumers as it seeks a…
May 23, 2013
Builders in Montana and Delaware pursue web campaigns to increase the use of American-made products in U.S. houses. They cite minimal cost differences, and say even a modest switch in…
Legislation reintroduced in Congress would restore the opt-out clause sought by the National Association of Home Builders and other trade groups
May 15, 2013
Researchers who developed a method of sealing leaky air ducts set their sights on a whole-house treatment that should make it easier for builders to make tight houses
May 9, 2013
A class of student builders in Northern California designs and builds a house that exceeds state energy standards. With a work day only two hours long, that can take a…
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