With the rise of personalization and organic design during the pandemic, biophilia has had a moment in remodeling projects. Will it last?
The E2 team set out to make the performance, comfort and health of this year’s New American Remodel as cutting-edge as its architecture. Here’s how they did it.
Propane may be a surprise player in green building's quest for zero-net-energy homes.
These fine white filaments are mycelium—basically mushroom roots. It is the means by which fungus stays connected and nuorished, but researchers have also discovered it may be a means to disrupt the building materials market. Insulation, door cores, flooring, cladding, light fixtures, furniture—mycelium is a cheap, durable, and easy to manufacture alternative to all and more.
With price spikes and shortages of traditional building materials, it may be time to start considering non-traditional ones
NKBA's annual Innovative Showroom Awards (because of the pandemic) are expected to be particularly interesting this year
Get clients onboard for greener material and product options
The 2020 National Green Building Standard’s new prescriptive path allows potential certification regardless of existing conditions
How to lay out, align, and connect the inner and outer walls of a superinsulated double-wall house
An industry-first circuit breaker bringing smart tech to energy management
Remodeler Steve Pallrand imparts invaluable insights on salvaging materials and saving his clients thousands, while saving the planet
The New American Remodel explores creative approaches to sustainable design
The New American Remodel features an organic, contemporary aesthetic that’s warm and inviting
Dos and don’ts for creating a structurally sound, finished basement that homeowners will love
The 2019 New American Remodel will blend modern design with a farm-to-table lifestyle
Six takeaways from the world’s largest tile show
Foil blocks heat transfer best if it stays clean, is adjacent to an airspace, and the delta is large enough.
2017's No. 1 feature was No. 4 in 2016
Whether you use trusses or rafters, creating space above exterior walls will improve energy performance