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

Remodeling Project? Eat My Dust … Please!

Second only to project cost overruns, the largest complaint homeowners have about remodeling projects is the amount of dust generated during the work.   Photo courtesy of Melissa at Bless This Mess Please Many homeowners breathe a sigh of relief … Continue reading

Pine Hall Brick and TOTO Forge Sustainable Materials Partnership

Long recognized as a world leader in sustainable manufacturing and green building innovation, TOTO looks forward to expanding its best-in-class sustainability initiatives through this partnership. TOTO recently announced its partnership with Pine Hall Brick Company to “upcycle” its high-grade clay … Continue reading

KB Home Building Anti-Drought Houses

KB Home residences fight the drought with a Nexus eWater system. Photo Courtesy of Nexus eWater.  While opinions on the causes are diverse and divisive, there is little doubt that climate irregularity has left drought-ridden communities all over the U.S. high and … Continue reading

Solar is the New Normal

The excitement over Tesla Energy’s Powerwall and Powerblock is only the latest indication that solar is rapidly becoming the new normal for construction. Growing numbers of construction companies nationwide are including batteries and other equipment alongside the conventional utility panel … Continue reading