Whole-House Systems

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National Institute of Building Sciences Council Outlines New Priorities for AEC Industry

The council provides policy recommendations to the White House and Congress, focusing on the industry's workforce, resilient construction, and code enforcement. More

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Have a Revolutionary Project, Product, or Technology? Enter ARCHITECT’s R+D Awards

It’s time to put your game-changing design solutions, concepts, and innovations... More

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The Balance of Systems

Codes and Standards chair Sam Rashkin describes how new codes and evolving rating systems are addressing the "house-as-a-system" approach to performance. More

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Pushing Performance

Systems thinking will take building science into the areas of air purification, rightsized HVAC components, and home energy management systems, says Building Systems Research chair Michael Dickens. More

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GSA Approves Three Green-Building Certification Systems for Use

Green Globes and the Living Building Challenge join LEED in passing the GSA’s review for use in federal projects, an increase from just LEED in 2007. More

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Optimizing Efficiency

REHAU Montana ecosmart house to study energy consumption and occupant comfort. Moreweaetxdyvaydzcwq

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IBACOS-Led Lab Home Tests Approaches for Market-Rate Net-Zero Production Housing

Pittsburgh demonstration project will test multiple systems and building techniques to determine the most effective, affordable options production builders can replicate. More

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Panelization Building Systems Offers Many Benefitsweaetxdyvaydzcwq

Is panelization the future of residential construction? More

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BUILDER's Concept Home 2011

KB Home builds a net-zero residence for average Americans with the Martha Stewart touch. More

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Green Piece

The temperature atop Chicago’s City Hall building on an average summer day is usually 14 degrees to 44 degrees cooler than the county office building across the street. The reason: the county building has a typical black-tar roof, while City Hall has a green roof planted with grass, plants, and flowers. The idea of planting grass or other vegetation on the roof of a building or house may seem like a holdover from the ’60s counterculture movement, but proponents say such roofing systems are the solution to a wealth of environmental problems plaguing cities and jurisdictions across the country. More

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