Category Archives: Residential Building

SAVING ENERGY & MONEY WITH LEDs

A major factor in the rapid advancements in lighting in recent years has been the development of light-emitting diodes (LEDs) technology. LEDs are quickly replacing incandescent bulbs and are great for saving energy as they are much more efficient and … Continue reading

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TOP 10 GREEN HOME BUILDING IDEAS

Green homes have come a long way in the last few decades, and building a green home is quickly shifting from an “alternative” way of building to the mainstream…and it’s only growing greener. In 2015 nearly one third of home builders … Continue reading

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WHAT ARE COOL ROOFS?

A cool roof is one that has been designed to reflect more sunlight and absorb less heat than a standard roof. Cool roofs can be made of a highly reflective type of paint, a sheet covering, or highly reflective tiles … Continue reading

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HOUSING INNOVATION AWARDS 2018

Newport Partners, on behalf of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Zero Energy Ready Home Program, had the privilege of recognizing the nation’s top builders at the 2018 DOE Housing Innovation Awards held at the Energy and Environmental Building Alliance’s … Continue reading

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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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