Residential Buildings

We cover both single family and multifamily projects creating a healthier living environment.


California Energy Code Regulation Spurs New Roofing Trends

The state’s energy code will shape decisions and impact the industry’s roofing trends for 2014 and the foreseeable future.
February 3, 2014
As residential developers and builders in California gear up to meet this year’s increased demand for housing, new changes in the state’s energy code will shape their decisions and impact the industry’s roofing trends for 2014 and the foreseeable future.
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Excellence in Design Winner 2013

A Teaching Moment

A designer in San Francisco rebuilds his own home into a whimsical, sustainable space while setting examples of green design in his neighborhood.
November 5, 2013
Peter Liang, owner of Blue Truck studio, re-mastered his own home, a decrepit bungalow, into the highly efficient, 1,739-square-foot Bernal Tower.
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Affordable Housing Topped With a Green Roof

October 28, 2013

A $7.5 million low-income housing tax credit equity helps provide Orange County with its first green roof.

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Renewed Popularity of Special Function Rooms, Technologies

September 16, 2013

Due to the housing market rebound, specialty rooms and new technologies are returning as a higher priority for homeowners.

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Answering a Sustainable Home Question

A developer/consultant firm learns what it takes to achieve affordable, replicable results in its aim to create a LEED for Homes Platinum project.
September 6, 2013
How difficult is it to economically create a sustainable, LEED-H Platinum house that doesn’t skimp on the amenities but also doesn’t go overboard?
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AEC/O+M Solutions

Passive Aggressive

August 1, 2013
It’s been 40 years since the 1973 Oil Crisis thrust the United States to the forefront of passive solar heating. But have technologically advanced building systems rendered passive strategies obsolete?
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Students Cultivating Sun-Powered Living

August 1, 2013

Twenty teams from universities across the world will compete to design solar-powered homes that are attractive to your wallet and environment.

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Breaking Bad IAQ

July 10, 2013
A high-profile green building project meets high standards for indoor air quality.
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Excellence in Design New Construction Winner

Boston’s New Old Colony

When the oldest public housing development in the U.S. took a turn for the worst, a project team put it back on its feet and then some.
July 10, 2013
When the oldest public housing development in the U.S. took a turn for the worst, a project team put it back on its feet and then some.
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Better Than A Gold Star

July 9, 2013
A university’s first-ever LEED Gold residence hall helps maintain its energy-efficient design by appealing to the competitive nature of its residents.
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2013 Top Products

In this space last year we said a lot more jobsites could be going paperless in the future—or at least be incorporating more mobile computing devices. Judging by this year’s results of the 2013 Top Products, we officially know we’re not going (too) crazy. It’s glaringly obvious that the market for accessing important information on the go has rapidly evolved in just one year and will continue to change. We wonder what’s in store for 2014, but for now enjoy the products that interested you—the reader of EDC’s print, digital, eNewsletter and, of course, mobile content—most in 2013.


Skanska’s senior vice president of Green Markets, Elizabeth Heider, shares her thoughts on the high points and happenings at Greenbuild 2013.
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Sustainable Healthcare Architecture, 2nd Edition

The essential guide for architects, interior designers, engineers, healthcare professionals, and administrators who want to create healthy environments for healing.

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Green Product Buzz Guide

Green Product Buzz GuideEDC's Green Product Buzz Guides bring you the latest in green building products and services from companies exhibiting at trade shows, including Greenbuild, the AIA Expo, Coverings, Surfaces and more.


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