Category Archives: Sustainability
Energy efficiency is nothing new to most architects and specifiers, but for those seeking an easy way to specify efficiency
The National Association of Home Builders officially opened online registration for the 2014 NAHB International Builders’ Show (IBS) last week,
Schauman Construction Company is a family owned and operated business now under its third generation of family leadership, according to the
When it comes to choosing materials for construction, architects with a focus on sustainability should take life cycle assessment (LCA)
The Carbon Challenge Design competition will kick off this week in Baltimore, Md., and Providence R.I. The competition is a
Hutchinson Home Builders Portland, Oregon Project Summary Hutchinson Home Builders teamed up with Mark Stewart Home Design to create the
The green building marketplace is accelerating around the world, according to a study by McGraw-Hill Construction. Study results indicate that
As builders in Europe and Australia have begun constructing tall wood buildings, a number of Canadian architects are hoping to
Headquartered in California, Davidon Homes has been building luxury move-up homes for more than 30 years. According to Randy Hensley, director of project development, these homes fulfill the dreams of homeownership and create pride for thousands of homebuyers thanks to Davidon’s innovative design, superb craftsmanship, and attention to detail.
reThink Wood Offers More Reasons to Choose Wood Formed in 2011, reThink Wood is a coalition of interests representing North
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If you’re considering wood building materials, reThink Wood—a coalition of interests representing North America’s wood products industry—offers a host of
Sustainable forests are critical to the homebuilding industry for reasons beyond just protecting our planet. First and foremost, the affordability
Woodland Street Partners LLC is a development company in Nashville, Tennessee, dedicated to offering the best value in stylish homes
Homebuilders have more reasons to use more wood building products in home construction than ever before. For one thing, the
From supporting jobs to increasing manufacturing efficiency, the benefits of building with wood go beyond structural soundness and aesthetics.
WoodWorks, a cooperative venture of major North American wood associations, recently launched an online cost comparison calculator and a carbon
Since 2006, hundreds of injured military service members have taken part in Lakeshore Foundation’s Lima Foxtrot program in Homewood, Alabama. The program
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has issued a proposal that government, university, and wood industry resources work together to
In an effort to obtain efficiency and sustainability, some builders are sealing attics with spray foam. Turning the attic into
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.
New Homes in 2015 Will Be Smaller, Greener According to the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), the recent housing
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IBS 2011: Power up This January With winter upon us, the 2011 International Builders’ Show (IBS) is just around the
As a naturally regenerating building product, wood is one of the most renewable and sustainable construction materials available.* To manage
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