The Cottages at Cypress
Raised-Heel Trusses save energy
A simple way to boost HERS Ratings.
There might have been some bumps along the way, but a collaboration between a nonprofit, a builders association, and a major building supply company yielded some efficient, comfortable, and affordable results. [continue reading]
Carpets play a critical role in making homes more comfortable by warming up cold floors and reducing sound transfer between floors. Without carpets, unheated concrete slabs and strutting around ... [continue reading]
Value engineering allows a development of 30 affordable three-family homes to meet Energy Star standards. [continue reading]
Complex building designs make even the best-laid plans for home performance hard to fulfill. [continue reading]
Every new building technology comes with new problems along with its benefits, and structural insulated panels (SIPs) are no different. SIPs are made of rigid foam insulation sandwiched between ... [continue reading]
The world of environmentally sustainable interior design (ESID) has been torn asunder by a deep divide between theory and practice ...
The infographic below highlights some of the the materials and methods on the cutting edge of building in the U....