Trailer Treasure—Affordable Housing, Green Living, Community, Income in an Unlikely Place
The American dream of homeownership for all is not particularly healthy these days. Housing prices in some areas have already returned to pre-Great Recession (2006) levels. According to the Trulia real estate website, the median price ...
New Construction Report Card, Part II
Complex building designs make even the best-laid plans for home performance hard to fulfill. [continue reading]
A Serious Challenge to a New Building Technology
Every new building technology comes with new problems along with its benefits, and structural insulated panels (SIPs) are no different. SIPs are made of rigid foam insulation sandwiched between ... [continue reading]
New Construction Report Card
In order to make energy-efficient and comfortable new houses, California builders need to pay more attention to the details. [continue reading]
Not Your Parents' Mobile Home
Some scientists and builders of manufactured homes figured out how to make them more energy efficient, using new materials but the same old factory. [continue reading]
Learning From the Residents
Creating a cutting edge home is exciting, and so is getting a chance to demonstrate to other builders, Realtors, and community residents that the promises of green building can ... [continue reading]
A Home with Family Values
Oak Ridge National Laboratory and Tuskegee University strike a balance between energy efficiency and affordability. [continue reading]
Moisture Problems in Manufactured Housing
Manufactured homes are affordable to many. A study points the way to making them healthy by dealing with moisture problems. [continue reading]
The Lowdown on Structural Insulated Panels
More builders are recognizing the benefits of building with structural insulated panels, yet unless the panels are properly installed, moisture buildup can create major problems. [continue reading]
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Our Blog Has Moved
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Is Energy Efficiency an American Value?
Energy efficiency is good for the economy, good for families, good for workers, and good for the environment.