Residential Buildings

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


Phasing in Neighborhood Developments

By Derrick Teal
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A Milwaukee project team has few precedents to follow when achieving one of the rarer LEED certifications.
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Air Barriers: Expectations versus Reality (Part II)

By Richard Scott and Donald B. Snell
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The second installment in a series examining air barriers shows that housing used during Katrina stays cool but fails the latest air tightness codes and standards.
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Excellence in Design Winner 2014

Excellence in Design Residential Winner: Living Off-Grid

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A home in the Ozark Mountains proves that comfort, energy and efficiency can dwell in harmony—even without civilization.
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A New Norm for a Flood-Devastated Community

Losing modern conveniences and human necessities test a community’s ability to adapt.
By Nancy Clanton
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My whole community was turned upside down last September when rain fell in torrents in the Colorado Rockies for days.
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Greening the MLS: What’s LEED Got to Do With It?

By Cecilia Shutters
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Top three ways to incorporate green into your local MLS.
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‘Building within a Building’ for Savings

By Derrick Teal
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A Colorado project team makes effective use of a site to deliver energy and cost savings to an existing affordable multifamily housing project.
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German Innovation for High-Performance Buildings (Part II)

By Dagmar B. Epsten
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Part II of a two-part series examines how German policies support high-performance innovations.
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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.
By Kayla Kratz
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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.
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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

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

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Metl-Span panels have contributed to energy-efficient projects including 502 Rigsbee, Ballard Blocks, Haughton Middle School, and Pacific Plaza.


NCI Group's Candy McNamee, LEED Green Associate, explains how dematerialization can greatly affect the building industry over time, how AEC professionals will be challenged to incorporate the practice into their work and what the benefits are.

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