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    From pre-construction meetings through each stage of coordinated construction, the team building this home integrated their efforts every step of the way.

  • Product Review: Insulation

    With a wider range of insulation products on the market, builders can customize applications to achieve cost-efficient energy performance.

  • The Water-Efficient Home

    Guidelines for reducing water use in your projects.

  • Case Study: Builder Concept Home 2011

    Built by production giant KB Home and finished by lifestyle guru Martha Stewart, the Builder Concept Home 2011 is a model of how to build and sell green in today’s economy.

  • Window Performance Guide From Marvin

    Marvin's “Performance Education Handbook,” available online and in print, includes design pressure (DP) ratings, Energy Star ratings, glass performance, and NFRC certification and labeling for the company’s entire product line, among other performance topics.

  • Reversible, Bi-Directional Panelized System From IntegraSpec

    IntegraSpec. The companys panelized (knock-down) system features bi-directional and reversible components to ease installation and reduce cutting, dust, and waste. An embedded insert accepts interlocking webs (spacers) to create core widths from 4 to 12 inches, with H clips to combine spacers for...

  • Case Study: EarthCraft Cottage Home in Georgia's Chattahoochee Hill Country

    Part of an enclave of small-but-cozy homes in the Serenbe progressive community, the 1,100-square-foot Nest Cottage boasts a wealth of green-minded practices, products, and performance.

  • Energy-Efficient Window Packages From Milgard

    Milgard. Designed to take the guesswork out of optimizing window efficiency and matching units to the home’s climate, 3D/3D Max Energy Packages address energy efficiency through the three dimensions of a window: frame, product design, and glazing unit. Package components include technologies with...

  • Reversible ICFs From Fox Blocks

    Fox Blocks. Preassembled interlocking blocks are offered in 4-, 6-, 8-, and 12-inch core thicknesses and measure 16 inches tall. Blocks, including corners, are designed to be reversible to speed construction and reduce on-site cuts, foam dust, and waste. Accessories include 45-degree angles, taper...

  • Tax Credit-Qualifying Windows From Ply Gem

    Ply Gem. Online features, primarily for consumers, include a window search tool and a viewable/downloadable brochure about glass technology; all windows qualify for tax credits. A software program for dealers includes the ability to simulate or confirm performance values and options. A special kit...