Improve Thermal Performance and Lower Costs
An optimized value engineered approach to framing kills two birds with one stone
The Fundamental Integration of Sustainability and Architecture
California architect Ryan McDaniel provides real-world insights and examples into how he approaches sustainability for his projects.
Detailing for Dissimilar Materials
Creating adequate separation between materials is critical to mitigating cracks (and worse) along cementitious surfaces.
Small-Duct, High-Velocity HVAC: What It Is and Why It Pairs Well With Modular Homes
Modular home manufacturers, builders, and owners now have many choices when it comes to indoor climate systems, but small-duct, high-velocity (SDHV) systems may be the perfect fit for these types of homes
Codes & Standards
An Introduction to the Zero Energy Ready Home Program
Late in 2022, the U.S. Department of Energy's Zero Energy Ready Home program announced the rollout of ZERH Single Family Version 2
Guest Column: Residential Construction Trends to Follow in 2023
PERC shares homeowner trends to keep on your radar in the New Year.
Stretching the Budget to Meet the Massachusetts Stretch Code
We take a look at Massachusetts' Stretch Code and how it's affecting design and construction on The House That Blues Built
Insider Advice on Talking Propane to Achieve Net Zero
Anthony Carrino, VP of design at Welcome Homes, says homeowners are doing their research before making Earth-conscious renovations.
Framing Arizona: Capturing Views While Keeping Cool
Contemporary custom home with views in every room that capture and celebrate the natural beauty of four mountain ranges.