Copyright (c) 2014 en-us Fine Homebuilding - "Green-building" tag posts Fine Homebuilding - "Green-building" tag posts Sat, 20 Sep 2014 20:17:49 -0500 Fine Homebuilding - "Green-building" tag posts Fine Homebuilding - "Green-building" tag posts <![CDATA[A garden for the morning and one in the afternoon.]]> Tue, 16 Sep 2014 00:48:02 -0500 A garden for the morning and one in the afternoon. Posted by KenGutmaker
The layout of this home brings the best elements of the outdoors inside. And creates a cozy retreat. A creative floor-plan makes for amazing spaces ]]>
<![CDATA[A mod bath- with clean lines and shapes]]> Tue, 09 Sep 2014 10:03:56 -0500 A mod bath- with clean lines and shapes Posted by KenGutmaker
A modern guest bath with a sleek sink and playful lines create a relaxing and playful space. ]]>
<![CDATA[Tight Spaces]]> Thu, 04 Sep 2014 06:00:00 -0500 Tight Spaces Posted by Lincoln_Barbour
Where there's a will there's a way ]]>
<![CDATA[Abundant Light and Casual Design]]> Tue, 02 Sep 2014 07:45:00 -0500 Abundant Light and Casual Design Posted by KenGutmaker
Using a wall of windows an architect brings in light and makes a natural gathering place. ]]>
<![CDATA[Bringing the Outside In]]> Tue, 29 Jul 2014 11:20:41 -0500 Bringing the Outside In Posted by KenGutmaker
A Seattle Architect re-imagines the relationship between a home and its surroundings. ]]>
<![CDATA[Historic Factory converted into Live Work Lofts In Oakland Ca.]]> Tue, 22 Jul 2014 08:00:00 -0500 Historic Factory converted into Live Work Lofts In Oakland Ca. Posted by KenGutmaker
Using the bones of a 1940s factory, an architect creates beautiful light filled living spaces in an industrial section of Oakland Ca. ]]>
<![CDATA[Thin is In]]> Thu, 17 Jul 2014 08:58:02 -0500 Thin is In Posted by Lincoln_Barbour
This light filled in fill house gives new meaning to the phrase small spaces ]]>
<![CDATA[Solar In the City]]> Tue, 24 Jun 2014 11:24:21 -0500 Solar In the City Posted by KenGutmaker
A renovated Victorian becomes a self sustaining Zero energy home. ]]>
<![CDATA[Bragg Hill Residence]]> Mon, 23 Jun 2014 10:19:33 -0500 Bragg Hill Residence Posted by IntegrityRemodel
Beginning with a goal of creating direct connection to the site, Bragg Hill was designed to celebrate the landscape, while seamlessly incorporating sustainability. ]]>
<![CDATA[How Quiet is a Mitsubishi VRF AC Compressor? ]]> Wed, 18 Jun 2014 11:59:30 -0500 How Quiet is a Mitsubishi VRF AC Compressor?  Posted by Matt Risinger
Has a noisy AC Compressor outside a bedroom window ever bothered you? Mitsubishi claims to make the quietest AC Compressor on the market. Let's test and see if their claim is true! ]]>
<![CDATA[Self-Taught MBA: An App to Eliminate Callbacks]]> Wed, 18 Jun 2014 07:45:06 -0500 Self-Taught MBA: An App to Eliminate Callbacks Posted by FPR
By putting installation information at your fingertips, the new app by Construction Instruction helps you get the job done right the first time. ]]>
<![CDATA[Dragonfly Teahouse]]> Tue, 27 May 2014 16:33:10 -0500 Dragonfly Teahouse Posted by ShaneJimerfield
I built the Dragonfly Teahouse to last for generations and constructed it with a conservation ethic. Inspired by traditional post and beam framing, using mortise and tenon joinery, the Dragonfly... ]]>
<![CDATA[Privacy Screen Made of Recycled Doors]]> Fri, 23 May 2014 14:57:50 -0500 Privacy Screen Made of Recycled Doors Posted by user-310674
privacy screen, trellis and planters incorporating salvaged doors ]]>
<![CDATA[Playhouse Made with Recycled Materials]]> Fri, 23 May 2014 14:52:38 -0500 Playhouse Made with Recycled Materials Posted by user-310674
play house built entirely from found, salvaged and reclaimed materials ]]>
<![CDATA[Joe Lstiburek's "Perfect Wall" explained - The 500 Year House]]> Wed, 21 May 2014 21:34:39 -0500 Joe Lstiburek's Posted by Matt Risinger
I'm a huge fan of Building Science teacher Joe Lstiburek and I'm finally building my first house with his "Perfect Wall" concept. Join me as I explain this theory for extreme durability and efficiency (and show off a house I'm building in Austin). ]]>
<![CDATA[Cheap Housewrap Challenge - Should I pay for a premium product? ]]> Fri, 09 May 2014 14:40:48 -0500 Cheap Housewrap Challenge - Should I pay for a premium product?  Posted by Matt Risinger
We've all been in this situation... two identical looking products on the shelf, but different prices. Which should I choose? Well, when it comes to housewraps not all are alike, nor will they perform the same. Have a look at this test that will give you an idea how these two white rolls will perform on YOUR house. ]]>
<![CDATA[Ten Great Home Improvement Resources]]> Fri, 25 Apr 2014 10:38:13 -0500 Ten Great Home Improvement Resources Posted by ChuckB
Sources for home improvement materials and information ]]>
<![CDATA[The 4 Major Window Frame Types - Southern US recommendations ]]> Thu, 20 Mar 2014 13:13:02 -0500 The 4 Major Window Frame Types - Southern US recommendations Posted by Matt Risinger
The 4 major window frame materials are Vinyl, Fiberglass/Composite, Aluminum, & Wood. In this video we will discuss the pros/cons of each type along with my recommendations for the Hot/Humid Southern US. ]]>
<![CDATA[Revolutionary New HVAC Equipment - A Split Dehumidifier! ]]> Sat, 08 Mar 2014 15:47:33 -0500 Revolutionary New HVAC Equipment - A Split Dehumidifier!  Posted by Matt Risinger
I'd venture to guess that most houses in the Southern US aren't very comfortable. They are either too cold or too hot! The missing component in HVAC is Dehumidification. Ultra-Aire has a new Dehum that I think is a game changer. ]]>
<![CDATA[Demystifying Window Labels - SHGC? U-Factor? ]]> Sun, 23 Feb 2014 22:49:40 -0500 Demystifying Window Labels - SHGC? U-Factor?  Posted by Matt Risinger
Learn to decipher the codes on the window labels, and know what stats to look for in a good window (and what meets current building codes). In this video I'll explain in plain english what U-Factor means (and how to relate it to R-value), as well as the meaning to SHGC. ]]>