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The Joys of a Road Trip

The Joys of a Road Trip

An Airstream trailer is lovingly restored

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Self-Taught MBA: Strategies for Communicating With Couples

Self-Taught MBA: Strategies for Communicating With Couples

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Building or remodeling a home can stress couples to the breaking point. On a scale of 1 to 10, with the highest number equating to the death of a child, psychologists place remodeling at about 6 in terms of relationship stress.

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Self Taught MBA: Strategic Planning, Part 2 - The ABCs of Strategic Planning

Self Taught MBA: Strategic Planning, Part 2 - The ABCs of Strategic Planning

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It's more critical than ever to have a plan of how you will deal with this tough economy. Strategic planning focuses on redefining high-level priorities and setting a course for the year ahead.

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The Self Taught MBA:  David Gerstel on Running a Successful Construction Company

The Self Taught MBA: David Gerstel on Running a Successful Construction Company

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You Don’t Have to Run Your Business by the Seat of your Pants

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Weatherizations Home-Stretch Recovery

Weatherization's Home-Stretch Recovery

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Even though the expanded Weatherization Assistance Program struggled out of the gate – and can always be improved – it has produced encouraging, credible results

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Uptick Expected in Lead-Paint Rule Enforcement

Uptick Expected in Lead-Paint Rule Enforcement

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EPA official tells NAHB webinar participants that the agency is increasing inspections of RRP job sites and stepping up enforcement

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Researching Retrofit Technology in the Northwest

Researching Retrofit Technology in the Northwest

Using two identical, side-by-side homes as their laboratory, DOE researchers aim to measure the effectiveness of a variety of energy efficiency improvements

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UPDATE: DVD GIVEAWAY: 2011 Fine Homebuilding Archive DVD-ROM

UPDATE: DVD GIVEAWAY: 2011 Fine Homebuilding Archive DVD-ROM

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Post a comment and you could be the winner of the new 2011 Fine Homebuilding Archive DVD!

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Mountain Porch Retreat

Mountain Porch Retreat

Our region has an extended outdoor season that the homeowners wanted to take full advantage of. The existing deck was not adequate for hosting large parties and had no covered space for protection...

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EPA to Present Lead-Safe Webinar on Nov. 10

EPA to Present Lead-Safe Webinar on Nov. 10

The free session will focus on lead-sale practices, compliance, lead-safe certification, and recent rule changes

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A Senate Bill That Values Energy Efficiency

A Senate Bill That Values Energy Efficiency

Proposed legislation would require home appraisals to reflect expected energy costs, allow homeowners to recover investments in upgrades, and even create jobs in the retrofit and construction sectors

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Through August, Remodeling Continued Its Climb

Through August, Remodeling Continued Its Climb

Once again, the Residential BuildFax Remodeling Index increased in both year-over-year and month-to-month readings

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Green Jobs Growing Share of Construction

Green Jobs' Growing Share of Construction

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A McGraw-Hill Construction study indicates green jobs comprise about one third of the design-and-construction workforce

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Remodelings Ascent Continued in July

Remodeling's Ascent Continued in July

Their financing options narrowed, homeowners focused on improving the property they have, according to the latest BuildFax survey

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In S.F., Factoring Green into Pricing

In S.F., Factoring Green into Pricing

The city contemplates a “green grade” certification program to help market homes built or retrofitted to be energy efficient

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TANNA BY DESIGN - think tank

TANNA BY DESIGN - 'think tank'

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TANNA's 'think tank'...is what my friends and families call my Interior Design office space!  I have cleverly converted a small narrow room at the edge of the home into a wonderfully private...

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Recalling Green Buildings Struggle for Legitimacy

Recalling Green Building's Struggle for Legitimacy

Eugene, Oregon, is now regarded as extremely accommodating to eco-friendly builders, but at least a couple of them remember when it wasn’t easy being green

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Remodeling in May Keeps Up the Pace

Remodeling in May Keeps Up the Pace

Through May, the industry had a year and a half of consecutive gains, according to BuildFax

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NAHB Cheers EPA Rejection of New Lead-Paint Dust Rule

NAHB Cheers EPA Rejection of New Lead-Paint Dust Rule

Still on the association’s wish list: a reliable, inexpensive lead test kit and a provision that would allow households with no children or pregnant women in residence to waive the rule requirements

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NAHB v. Lead Paint Test Rule, Chesapeake Bay TMDL

NAHB v. Lead Paint Test Rule, Chesapeake Bay TMDL

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The association wants a lead-paint test kit approved before the “dust-wipe” rule is enforced; it also joins a lawsuit to block implementation of Chesapeake Bay Total Maximum Daily Load regulations

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