Can daylight help close more home sales? The value of natural light is a growing factor with today's home buyer.
Tag: Healthy Home
As consumers become more aware of how the built environment affects occupants, what can home builders do to cater to this growing demand?
From radon mitigation and proper ventilation to moisture control, some strategies are often overlooked in builders' battle for superior indoor air quality.
Environmental stewardship, economic prosperity and social progress are directly linked with creating better living environments.
This is the first in a series of NAHB-produced videos about Owens Corning's participation in the 2016 New American Home. Take a look and listen to what Element, the builder, has to say about working with Owens Corning on this project - and then let us know how we can work with you to help Turn Building Science into Building Genius™.
A house is a complex system of different components assembled together. Correctly integrating these systems in a cost effective way is key when developing a high performance home. Therefore, there has to be a systems thinking when putting together a high performance building.
As building envelopes get tighter, air flow through the building is choked off and VOCs and allergens are trapped inside homes. Find out what you need to know about indoor air quality and how you can make your homes healthier and your customers happier.
The decision to offer homes that are high performance, energy efficient, non-toxic, sustainable—whatever the preferred term—involves many considerations. Of course, green building techniques and products reduce a home’s environmental impact as well as owners’ operational costs, but what do they do for a builder’s bottom line?
Add another selling point for new homes—homeowners consider them healthier than homes built before 2001, according to the Houzz 2014 Healthy Home Trends Study.
To build a house to the rigorous Passive House standards involves a large investment that may be challenging to many profit-minded home builders. The idea of lowering the home’s carbon footprint is certainly appealing to many homeowners, but the substantial upfront cost is a roadblock that may be tough to overcome. This article offers a few ideas for overcoming this roadblock and building a higher performing home.