The Greenbuild expo covers a lot of ground. For remodelers, some of the more important topics involved energy rating labels and the notion that manufacturers should reveal more about what’s in the goods they sell.
When green building expert Carl Seville decided to stick with spray foam for the latest renovation on his own home, he did so not because it was the best insulation choice, but rather to stay consistent with what was already in the house. Here's his take on spray foam insulation.
You vent an attic for four reasons, and all four goals can be better achieved by adopting measures other than attic venting. Here's what one expert has to say about the topic.
Nothing can ruin a homeowner's day like a burst pipe or flooded basement. As random as those events seem, they can be preventable with the introduction of new, easy-to-use technology for the home.
How do you turn an uninsulated space over the garage into a comfortable office? Make sure you pick and install the correct insulation.
"When you go for energy efficiency, improving indoor air quality must be on your list," writes building science expert Allison Bailes. Yet, according to data from a recent American Institute of Architects survey, there is a big discrepancy between the two desires.
Greenbuild—the world's premier green building expo and conference—was held in Philadelphia last week and reporters from REMODELING's parent company, Hanley Wood, were there to cover the action. These are the three main takeaways they brought home from the show.
Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton described the work ahead for the sustainable building movement during her Greenbuild 2013 keynote address. It's more than about just green building, but also economic sustainability and society's well-being. Here's what else she had to say.
A federally funded pilot program is developing energy labels for homes similar to MPG labels for cars.
Wanda Lau, ARCHITECT's senior editor of products and technology, shares her takeaways on collaboration, information exchange, and resilient design from several educational sessions on Greenbuild's opening day.