More stories about High-Performance Building

  • special forces

    Gypsum wallboard is one of the unsung heroes of the architectural world. It's lightweight, easy to install, and adapts to almost any design. Best of all, it's economical. No wonder, then, that wallboard is used in almost all new construction single- and m

  • the not so wasteful house

    As Sarah Susanka's Not So Big Showhouse aptly illustrates, we've come a long way from the days when sustainability was unsightly. Thousands of attendees at this year's International Builders' Show in Orlando toured the 2,660-square-foot house, which marries earth-friendly features with innovation...

  • concrete remix

    Long before mid-century Modernists sang the praises of concrete, early pioneers recognized its practicality, strength, and versatility.

  • Tall Orders

    Time was, when you speced windows for an apartment building or condo, you probably chose aluminum.