Category Archives: Green Building


Cool Down With LP® TechShield® This Summer

The official start of summer is right around the corner, and as things are heating up, LP® TechShield® Radiant Barrier


LP® TechShield® Brand Joins Southern Living Custom Builder Program

LP Building Products’ LP® TechShield® Radiant Barrier Sheathing brand recently joined the Southern Living Custom Builder Program as a 2014


Top Energy Efficient Products Used by Remodelers

A new report from the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) breaks down the most commonly used energy efficient products


APA Wood Explains Benefits of Energy Trusses in New Report

Energy codes for the building industry have evolved over the years, resulting in the demand for greater efficiency in homes.


Decompress on Energy Trusses

The evolution of energy codes over the past several years has resulted in an increased demand for insulation as a


International Builders Show- 2014 Highlights

The 2014 International Builders Show (IBS) is right around the corner, folks. This year, IBS is co-locating with the Kitchen


Energy-Efficient Housing Upgrades Can Increase Value For Homeowners

There are lots of ways homeowners can increase the resale value of their home. Often times, this includes improvements like


New Home Improvement Site Allows Users To Connect Online

Porch recently announced the U.S. launch of their home improvement networking website as the first step in their efforts to


Registration for the 2014 International Builders’ Show is Now Open

The National Association of Home Builders officially opened online registration for the 2014 NAHB International Builders’ Show (IBS) last week,


Benefits of Wood In Construction | WoodWorks presents at AIA Expo

When it comes to choosing materials for construction, architects with a focus on sustainability should take life cycle assessment (LCA)


Roof Designs and the Home Energy Rating System (HERS)

EW: What is the Home Energy Rating System (HERS)? AJ: The HERS Index has become an industry standard in measuring


What Home Buyers Really Want

A recent survey conducted by the National Association of Home Builders reveals home buyers’ desire for energy efficiency and organization


Green Building Accelerates through Economic Downturn

The green building marketplace is accelerating around the world, according to a study by McGraw-Hill Construction. Study results indicate that


Nominations Open for 2013 Wood Design Awards

WoodWorks is currently accepting nominations in several categories for the 2013 U.S. Wood Design Awards to be announced at the


Builder News & Trends

reThink Wood Offers More Reasons to Choose Wood Formed in 2011, reThink Wood is a coalition of interests representing North


Infographic: Why Choose Wood?

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Naturally Better

Sometimes it seems as if tradition trumps logic in the building trades. Innovations are often surprisingly slow to catch on,


House of the Future

What does the future of home construction look like? Green building consultant and author Robin Pharo is blazing a new


Wood is Good

Homebuilders have more reasons to use more wood building products in home construction than ever before. For one thing, the


Extreme Green: Part 2

A year ago, Jeff Wilson, the star of several programs on HGTV and the DIY network began a deep energy


USDA to Promote Wood for Green Building

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has issued a proposal that government, university, and wood industry resources work together to


The Ultimate Roof System

Oak Ridge National Laboratory’s William Miller predicts radiant barriers to be the dominant factor in energy-reducing roof systems. In a


Not All Radiant Barriers Are Created Equal

The attic accounts for a tremendous amount of lost energy. Homeowners who venture into the space are often hit with


KB Home Sets Standard for Energy Savings

With an increasing focus on green building practices industry-wide, many homebuyers are now seeking houses with energy-efficient features. A number of builders are working to provide their customers with affordable options to help them achieve the lifestyles they desire.


Go For The Silver

Crosland Contractors is one of the Southeast’s leading builders and diversified real estate companies, with a portfolio valued at more than $1 billion. The company’s roots go back to the 1930s when John Crosland, Sr., began building houses in Charlotte, North Carolina. With a commitment to affordable housing, community-oriented development, and responsible stewardship, Crosland’s mission of sustainability is at work at Trinity Commons, one of their current projects.


Builder News & Trends

New Homes in 2015 Will Be Smaller, Greener According to the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), the recent housing


What’s New: Trends & Technology

Check out these websites.* New products can shape new directions in the building industry. GE Nucleus™ Home Energy Monitor and Management


Builder News & Trends

Low Income Housing Projects Go Green Thanks to federal tax credits and cost-cutting measures, more affordable housing projects are being


Extreme Green

Feeling a draft or getting the shock of one too many high utility bills makes a homeowner start to think


Keeping A Green Eye On California

Radiant barrier products give California builders greater flexibility in meeting energy codes. Home designers and builders nationwide have always kept


Don’t Build An Energy Dud

All too often, architects and homeowners will ignore the simple solution in favor of a new technology that promises the


Certifiably Green

EW: What does it mean to be “SFI-certified”? RW: Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI) certification delivers assurances of good forest management


The $2 Billion Bug

When a living organism escapes its native environment, it can sometimes leave a deadly trail on other continents. That’s been


Builder Trends

The Ultimate In Affordable Low-Energy Living New research into the most advanced building technology, products and techniques will help evaluate