Being energy wise involves a complicated collaborative process among many partners. As one of the pre-eminent leaders in energy code, Commissioner Andrew McAllister and panel discuss the future of sustainable energy design.
Tag: Energy Efficiency
A remarkable example of customized homebuilding, TNAH reflects a year-long collaborative partnership between Owens Corning and Las Vegas-based custom homebuilder Element Design Build.
A major shift in the way homes are listed may boost home buyer interest in home performance. I say could, because it’s too soon to tell. As of February 2016, about nine states have added Home Energy Ratings to real estate MLS listings. This means that homebuyers can now make an “apples-to-apples” comparison of a home’s energy performance, as it relates to future energy use.
Here's a thought: what if housing's 'labor shortage' is not a political problem, but solely an economic one?
Data suggests that builders still have a key role to play in getting buyers past product myopia.
In today’s residential marketplace, air sealing has become a fundamental part of the home building equation. As building codes and Home Energy Rating System (HERS) targets have evolved, so too has the need for builders to incorporate air sealing into the build equation.
Game changing. Cutting-Edge. Stunning. Three words you’ll hear frequently when describing The 2016 New American Home®.
Visitors experiencing the 2016 edition of The New American Home® in Las Vegas won’t just see and hear how Owens Corning is helping builders turn building science into building genius™ –they will be able to feel it!
For some, winter means overheated apartments and clanky radiators, but for homeowners it’s more often a struggle to keep an inefficient home cheaply warmed. Here is a look at five problem areas that cause heat loss in colder climates and older homes with some potential solutions to explore.
From a building science perspective, three things define a home's comfort level: moisture, temperature and noise. Taking care of these three issues in a home, new or old, will go a long way toward making it the livable, comfortable place that it should be.