Category Archives: Residential Building

DAYLIGHTING & SUSTAINABLE DESIGN

Daylighting is the controlled admission of natural light, direct sunlight, and diffused-skylight into a building to reduce electric lighting and saving energy. By providing a direct link to the dynamic and perpetually evolving patterns of outdoor illumination, daylighting helps create … Continue reading

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MOISTURE CONTROL IN BUILDINGS

Moisture control is fundamental to the proper functioning of any building. Controlling moisture is important to protect occupants from adverse health effects and to protect the building, its mechanical systems and its contents from physical or chemical damage. Yet, moisture … Continue reading

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DUCT LENGTH CALCULATOR TOOL BY BROAN

Broan has created an Allowabe Duct Length Calculator Tool, which is an online tool to help builders, contractors, code officials and other building professionals to calcute the maximum allowable duct length. This easy-to-use, flexible tool calculates maximum allowable duct length … Continue reading

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PILOT PROGRAM OF REDUCED BUILDER PERMIT FEES FOR HOMES WITH LOWER HERS INDEX SCORES

The City of Norman, Oklahoma has undertaken a pilot program to encourage the construction of energy efficient homes in the community. On Tuesday, May 22, 2018, the Norman City Council approved a resolution that offers incentives to homebuilders who build … Continue reading

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BUILDER SPOTLIGHT: ROCHESTER PASSIVE HOUSE CONSULTING

We recently caught up with Matt Bowers of Rochester Passive House Consulting who as the business name implies a Passive House Consultant that specializes in residential high performance housing. He helps clients from home design to renovation. Matt Bowers business … Continue reading

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ENERGY-EFFICIENT HOME DESIGN

The Home Energy Score is a national rating system developed by the U.S. Department of Energy. The Score reflects the energy efficiency of a home based on the home’s structure and heating, cooling, and hot water systems. The Home Facts … Continue reading

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3D PRINTING IN HOME BUILDING

3D Printed Whole House in 24 Hours What is 3D Printing? 3D printing or additive manufacturing is a process of making three dimensional solid objects from a digital file. The creation of a 3D printed object is achieved using additive … Continue reading

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