Incorporating photovoltaic panels into preconstruction planning can maximize energy efficiency and cost savings.
Houses are becoming more complicated, material options are multiplying, and our workforce is stretched thin. We can all do more to help.
Superinsulated walls make it challenging to install standard-size door jambs and sills. Energy-efficient-home designer Michael Maines offers some workable solutions.
Thick-wall assemblies offer better comfort and energy efficiency, but installing windows presents a challenge for builders.
Learn about the benefits, properties, and installation methods of this unique insulation developed in Germany by companies like Gutex, STEICO, and Best Wood SCHNEIDER.
These construction details can improve the durability of exterior walls by allowing rain and moist air to escape from behind your home's siding.
Whether your goal is to cut construction costs, minimize environmental impact, or both, there are practical ways to build a home with less concrete.
This insulation material is popular for its high R-value and good air-sealing and vapor-blocking properties, but cost, health, and environmental concerns cause some builders to have second thoughts.
Faced with consequences equivalent to a giant asteroid set to hit the earth in 10 to 50 years, we designers and builders owe it to the future to do our part—and we need to start right now.
If you want to paint your siding a dark color, you have to select the material carefully
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