Decoding building requirements
In this video: Learn about some of the changes for new homes built today. An expert highlights some of the things to consider when building a new home.
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Structural insulated panels
Structural insulated panels, also called SIPs, foam-core panels or stress-skin panels, are significantly more airtight than stud walls.
Energy rater and performance consultant
An energy rater can help make your new home more energy-efficient through every stage of the construction process.
Air quality and ventilation in new homes
New, energy-efficient homes need new solutions to circulate and ventilate the air inside the home.
Finding an energy-smart builder
An energy-smart builder will help you make the right choices for your family and lifestyle.
Modular homes are built in a factory under controlled conditions, then shipped to the homesite and placed on a permanent foundation.
Insulated concrete forms
An insulated concrete form (ICF) system eliminates the cold drafts typical of wood-frame construction.