The Ideal Quality Control Inspector

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The Ideal Quality Control Inspector

Many years ago I had the privilege of knowing Hector Romulus Demmel, a French Canadian backwoods guide who could do just about everything. He was an extraordinary fisherman, even though he didn’t like ...

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Spreading the Word in San Francisco

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September 01, 1998

San Francisco's annual Western Building Show June 26Ð28 featured beautiful desert homes with wide green lawns, sparkling kitchen fixtures, and the most elaborate bathroom spas imaginable. [continue reading]

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New Problems, New Solutions at Affordable Comfort

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July 01, 1998

Affordable Comfort, the annual conference of the home performance industry, took place May 4-9 in Madison, Wisconsin. [continue reading]

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"Telltale House" Revealed

Author: Ann Kelly
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July 01, 1998

As occupant health and safety becomes a pressing issue for the building community, the Affordable Comfort Conference provided the perfect backdrop for the rollout of new educational exhibit, the "Telltale House." [continue reading]

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More Training, Less Talk in Northwest

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July 01, 1998

Energy Northwest '98, the best-known energy conference in the Pacific Northwest, drew more than 350 people to Eugene, Oregon on April 13-17 to attend tutorials, listen to speakers, browse vendor booths, and take part in workshops. [continue reading]

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Affordable Housing: Efficient and Educational

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May 01, 1998

Housing cannot be truly affordable unless it is affordable to live in. A new low-income housing development in Chicago, called Parkside Estates, uses energy-saving technologies to lower operating costs without increasing purchase price. [continue reading]

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High-Efficiency Homes: Moving Markets, Updating Codes

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May 01, 1998

Builder education takes many forms. One of the most effective ways for builders to learn new techniques is to walk a construction site ask questions. When the site turns into a home where residents feel comfortable and save money, the students use the techniques they learned. [continue reading]

3 People, 2 Cats, 1 Tiny Home

Macie Melendez

3 People, 2 Cats, 1 Tiny Home

I always find tiny homes to be very charming, and Corbett and Grace Lunsford’s was no exception.

Zero Energy Homes: Economical and Eco-Friendly

Nicholas Jones and Jennifer Parsons

Zero Energy Homes: Economical and Eco-Friendly

As global concern about energy consumption, greenhouse gas emissions and depletion of non-renewable resources continues to rise, more and more ...

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