September 1, 2007
The Partnership for Advancing Technology in Housing (PATH) announced their updated list of the 10 top technologies that are job-site tested and ready for implementation. PATH selects technologies based on their…
July 1, 2007
Structural insulated panels make stronger homes that go up faster and reduce energy bills dramatically
Are building officials' practices encouraging builders to perform mediocre work?
David Eisenberg discusses the impacts of construction and development on the environment. Some of his examples will surprise you.
Choosing high-, moderate-, or low-solar-gain units
A tour of an SIP manufacturing facility reveals that efficiency begins on the factory floor
An Energy Star-rated home now can be upgraded to include indoor-air-quality specifications. Released as a pilot program last year in Denver, EPA’s Indoor Air Package is currently in its expansion…
April 1, 2007
With low-maintenance exteriors, accessible floor plans, and special attention to day-to-day convenience, these two houses can accommodate the changing needs of their aging baby-boomer owners.
An architect designs a small in-town house that uses sustainable materials, solar energy, and water conservation to improve quality of life (and afford it)
Innovative site work and a thoughtful floor plan preserve views and a stand of mature pine trees.
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