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    Weatherization Techniques for Any Home

    As a builder or investor, you can ensure your properties are weatherized properly by paying attention to a few key areas, particularly if your builds are in cold climates or places with changeable..

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    How Green Building Impacts Homeowner's Insurance

    As a builder, developer or investor, you already know the importance of having the proper insurance coverage on a project. You may even already know the ins and outs of how to insure green..

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    The Benefits of Using Prefabrication Techniques

    Prefabrication techniques have been used in commercial construction for a long time and are becoming increasingly more common in residential construction as well. Technology has also made..

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    Energy Efficiency Best Practices in Construction

    Many builders, investors and construction firms are looking for ways to reduce their environmental impact with green construction. This process not only saves money (once implemented) but may also..

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    HERS Rating: What It Is and Why It Matters

    HERS stands for Home Energy Rating System. It is the measure of how energy efficient any given home is and gives homebuyers an idea of how much they will spend on utility costs. This is a nationally..

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    Smart Construction Series: Heating & Cooling

    Out of all of the many areas of home construction in which smart technology can be implemented, heating and cooling is arguably one of the easiest, and has the most benefits from a smart..

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    Smart Construction Series: Roofing

    When it comes to smart roofing, there is much more available in today’s market beyond solar panel roof technology. While solar roofs have obvious environmental benefits, there are other options out..

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    Smart Construction Series: Windows

    Smart technology in windows has come a long way from just double glazing, noise reduction, soundproofing, and energy efficiency. Today, many aspects of smart window technology that have already been..

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    The Top 5 Most Energy Efficient Building Materials

    These days, the construction market is becoming saturated with various green materials, with many also promising greater efficiency and cost cutting over time. But with so much out there, which ones..

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    Prefabrication and Modular Construction Defined

    Prefabrication and modular construction have been gaining popularity, but there is sometimes an assumption among consumers that these terms are interchangeable. Not only do the two terms refer to..

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    The Challenges of Green Building

    Green building has obvious benefits for consumers as well as builders and investors - namely energy efficiency, recycled materials, and environmentally friendly processes and technologies - but there..

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    Harnessing the Sun - Solar Energy & Construction

    With green building technology becoming more and more ubiquitous, solar energy is one of its most common features. This article will break down the benefits and challenges of solar panels in new home..

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