News & Updates

In the first part of this two-part series, based on a nationwide survey on the trade shortage, Professional Builder examined feedback from 167 builders in response to five questions about the impact of the trade shortage on their business. In Part 2, they consider the results of...

Improved efficiency of HVAC systems is a key benefit of transitioning to high performance attics.  The functionality of these systems can be further enhanced by reconfiguring ducts as described in techniques developed under federal high performance building programs.  This article from Professional Builder magazine explains.  Read...

Builders looking to achieve tighter building envelopes turn to a variety of industry developed product solutions.  In this interview, a team discusses their experience with integrating structural insulated panels into the design and construction of a single family home.  Source: Professional Builder Magazine. Read more: http://www.probuilder.com/sips-enable-marriage-beauty-and-performance...

Advanced framing is a critical component of achieving high performance homes by optimizing the insulation of exterior walls and attics.  This article by Professional Builder magazine gives an overview of some of the techniques used to achieve greater energy efficiency in new single family construction.   Read...