More stories about Building Design %2B Performance

  • Open Up to Open Building

    Open Building aims to separate a home's structure, systems, and interiors to create more dynamic, long-lasting, high-performance homes. In the third webinar of our Vision 2020 series, we look at what open building is and why the U.S. could benefit from more wide-spread adoption.

  • A Label to Encourage Biobased Innovation

    Does that product come from biobased sources? A federal label could tell you.

  • Do You Know What's Really In Your Products?

    In choosing a material, you need to address not just its content, but also its embodied energy, say Allison Ewing, Vision 2020 co-chair for Building Design + Performance. A materials mapping strategy may help you do so.

  • Open Building Empowers Homeowners

    Separating a home’s structure from its infill components adds durability and flexibility, and extends a home’s lifespan and performance.

  • Integrative Design and the Laws of Attraction

    Vision 2020 chair Allison Ewing on the softer side of performance and the need to step away from additive design.

  • Sustainability Equals Livability, Beauty, Affordability

    Vision 2020 chair Tedd Benson of Bensonwood Homes says delivering homes built on the Vitruvian imperative at scale is key to making a difference.

  • Regenerative Housing by 2020

    Regenerative Design chair Bob Berkebile looks at how new directions in design are taking their cues from the past and leading us toward nurturing buildings, homes, and communities connected with nature.

  • Mitchell Joachim Envisions Home Building Evolution

    The futurist-architect talks about the emerging theories and science of ecological design.

  • Allison Ewing: Think Like a Lizard

    The acclaimed architect eyes opportunities to incorporate biomimicry in her sustainable building designs.

  • Turning Blight into Bright

    Regenerative design is applied to a community scale at Manheim Park in Kansas City, serving as a model for next-generation urban neighborhood renewal and revitalization.