For green infill builder Bethesda Bungalows, the first step to a high-performance house is tearing down an old, inefficient one.
How we can elevate building materials reuse and recycling into standard practice.
Randy Thompson is out to prove that a collaborative design-build process will significantly reduce costs and boost ROI to green up the country’s building stock.
Insulation is a must of energy-efficient homes. New options offering recycled and renewable materials make the selection and installation processes easier.
Demolishing an existing house for a renovation or infill project may be quick and easy, but a lot of those building materials unnecessarily end up in land fills.
Standard 202P, Commission Process for Buildings and Systems, identifies the minimum acceptable commissioning process. Public review period runs until Oct. 1.
On a pleasant day in one of Chicago’s suburbs, a deconstruction contractor and his crew remove an original, custom-made window for salvage from a 1923 home.
The Energy Star-rated project features a finished and unfinished unit.
Reclaimed granite from Boston's defunct Scollay Square police station and park is now available for reuse as building materials.
As an integrated design process becomes the norm and energy usage moves up in the priorities of a project, design teams must begin looking at energy early on.