NAHB denounced the U.S. Commerce Department’s decision to impose a 20% countervailing duty on Canadian lumber imports, saying it will harm American home buyers, consumers and businesses while failing to resolve the underlying trade dispute between the two nations.
The combination of highly efficient HVAC systems and tight duct systems and envelopes can create an unintended consequence if you aren’t sure how the two work together.
Seattle builder Mark Huber recently designed and built numerous portable pods that can easily be assembled by just two people in under 30 minutes. The dwellings may be very basic, but their simplistic assembly—and disassembly—is ideal for homeless encampments which must frequently relocate.
The National Green Building Standard Green Certification Program has reached a major milestone with certification of the 100,000th home to meet its requirements.
RESNET and the International Code Council are debuting a draft the WER Index. It will rate a home’s efficiency in water use in the same way that the HERS index measures a property’s energy efficiency. A March 15 webinra explains it all.
Builders looking for U.S.-grown sources of softwood lumber have a new choice – Norway Spruce grown in New England, New York and the Great Lakes region.