Solar Required in South Miami

If you are building new homes or renovating existing residential structures in South Miami, be prepared to install solar. When we hear “solar”, most of us think of the sun, and when we think of sun, it is easy to … Continue reading

Earth Day Special – Going Solar in the U.S.

With Earth Day just around the corner (April 22, 2017), it is a great time to look at earth-friendly efforts and solar statistics throughout the U.S. Sustainability – It is a word often used and a concept that is becoming … Continue reading

Making Construction a Little Greener

A quick guide to green building certification programs Sustainable construction – It’s a growing industry that is slated to have a direct contribution to U.S. Gross Domestic Product (GDP) that will reach $303.5 billion from 2015-2018. (Source: USGBC) While construction is … Continue reading

Industry Update: 2018 Energy Code

Although it’s constantly in progress and changes won’t be active for another year, here is a quick look at the latest on progress within the Energy Code. As you most likely already know, the International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) is … Continue reading

Financial Incentives for Green Construction

With the demand for solar and energy-efficient home features growing, home builders can offer valuable resources for consumers to reap financial rewards for going green. Going green is more than just a preference; in many ways it is a necessity.  … Continue reading

10 Ways to a More Sustainable Home

It’s Earth Day and a perfect time to explore ways to meet the demand and need for more sustainable living. Happy Earth Day!  Today is a great time to look at energy-saving products and services you can offer your clients … Continue reading

Industry Update: AIA Reports Top Nonresidential Design Trends

AIA surveyed leading architects, and the results revealed that efficiency and sustainability are at the top of the list for the construction process and lifespan of buildings. According to its most recent Semi-Annual Consensus Construction Forecast, AIA (American Institute of Architects) reports a … Continue reading

Tech Talk: Construction Materials from the Future

The future is now when it comes to the latest technologies in construction. As modern technology moves seemingly at the speed of light, there is always a new app, running system or gadget waiting to be discovered with the promise … Continue reading

Top 3 Energy-Efficient Renovations

With utility bills climbing ever-higher, many homeowners are wondering whether they can improve their home’s level of energy use. While the typical goal of renovation is to increase the beauty, style, and function of a home, builders should remind homeowners … Continue reading