Trailer Treasure—Affordable Housing, Green Living, Community, Income in an Unlikely Place
The American dream of homeownership for all is not particularly healthy these days. Housing prices in some areas have already returned to pre-Great Recession (2006) levels. According to the Trulia real estate website, the median price ...
A visit to homes under construction will reveal that builders are rarely utilizing the most basic energy-efficient building and design principles. [continue reading]
With some 8,000 homes built to Canada's R-2000 standards since 1982, one measure of the R-2000 program's success is how it's been copied by other home-building entities. [continue reading]
One of the major uses for energy is building construction and operation. According to the Environmental Resource Guide, produced by the American Institute of Architects, more than 30% of the energy consumed in the United States goes to making and maintaining buildings. [continue reading]
A federal program that assists with the development of photovoltaic (PV) products for the U.S. building market has led to commercial development of factory-built modular homes with built-in PV systems. [continue reading]
Mobile home buyers are generally willing to pay for energy efficiency through higher housing prices if the costs translate into reduced heating bills in the long run. [continue reading]
Rising lumber prices and an erratic market have driven some homebuilders to look for alternatives to wood framing, and steel framing is one option that is grabbing their attention. [continue reading]
Paul Neuffer got his start in the passive solar home business almost by accident, 30 years ago. [continue reading]
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