Construction methods have witnessed an incredible transformation since the rise of the earliest structures centuries ago. With advances in technology and materials, today’s construction industry is constantly evolving to keep up with the growing demands for faster, more efficient and resilient buildings. In this blog post, we will explore some of the most innovative construction techniques and inspiring methods that are propelling the industry forward.Read more
What kind of a new home would be fitting for a leading climate scientist who has dedicated his scientific career to proving the world can quickly transition off fossil fuel?
In alignment with his life’s work, when professor Mark Z. Jacobson decided to build his house in Stanford, he pursued an energy-efficient design that generates all its own energy from renewable sources.
Treehuggers and Hippies, Move Over. Here are 4 common myths about building a green home.
Healthy House, Happy Home. Home should be the place we feel our best—safe, comfortable and surrounded by favorite people and things. But if your house has poor indoor air quality then home won’t feel like a sanctuary. Headaches, cold-like symptoms, dizziness and fatigue are a few of the health effects you’ll experience when inside air contains allergens and irritants. Unfortunately, too many people feel bad in their own homes, and there’s even a name for it: Sick house syndrome.
Zero Net Energy (ZNE) is fast becoming the gold standard for high quality buildings. It is a simple concept: produce as much energy on site as you will use over the course of the year. It is, however, not an easy to reach goal.
In general, most large conventional homebuilders build to code and no more. In most states, building to code means the home won’t fall down, but this is not the same thing as being excellent. In fact, it means that most homes are only built to the very minimum standard required by law.
If there is anything Canada is more famous for than its maple syrup, it’s the frigid winters that chill the country from coast to coast. All homes built in Canada are done with the knowledge that they must be able to withstand winter’s chill as well as summer’s heat. Constructing a home in Canada is a unique challenge that is often overcome by ensuring that the home is insulated beyond the standards set out in the National Building Code of Canada. Read below to get inspired by these Canadian homes and how their owners decided to take on the chill of winter!
Saving money on energy bills has never been easier than with the rigorous standards and concepts presented by Passive Houses. The Passive House was introduced in 1991 by Dr. Feist in Germany and is a concept used more and more commonly in construction of homes and buildings today.
Net Zero Energy homes – words you are sure to have heard in combination, but what does it mean?