Category Archives: Residential Building

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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ENERGY CODES ARE LIFE SAFETY CODES

Energy codes do much more than just help builders construct tighter houses Building codes ensure and protect the safety of the houses and buildings where we live and work. The International Energy Conservation Code, or IECC, is one of a … Continue reading

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FORWARD THINKING: VIRTUAL REALITY IN THE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY

Virtual Reality (VR) was born as a tool for gaming. It enables people to immerse into a new dimension while playing their favourite games. The extraordinary characteristics of VR give users the chance to get thrown into a new, digitally … Continue reading

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ENERGY EFFICIENT HOME DESIGN IN 2018 & BEYOND

From PANTONE’s 2018 Color of the Year (we’re looking at you Ultra Violet) to brass accents in the kitchen and bathroom, you’ve got plenty to choose from when it comes to this year’s home design trends. But there’s another design … Continue reading

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