Find out what our research experts view as important changes and trends in homes and building products.

January 7, 2013

Future-Proofing Your Home Designs

Consumers’ expectations of energy performance have changed. They are demanding a higher level of energy performance than ever before. To maintain a competitive edge, there’s no better time than now to figure out how your current cadre of home designs stacks up for future needs.

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Building Practices, Air Sealing Design, Energy Performance, Homebuyer Preferences, Marketing

December 4, 2012

Effective Moisture Management Strategies

Creating a tight building envelope is only one part of the equation in creating a high-performing, energy-efficient house. If the strategies for creating a tight building envelope are not coupled with strategies for letting accumulated moisture out of wall cavities, it can be a recipe for disaster.

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Air Sealing Design, Energy Performance, Building Practices

October 8, 2012

Building Envelope & Air Sealing Design

The key to an energy-efficient home is largely in how the building envelope is designed. Find out some best practices identified through Home Innovation Labs work as a Building America team.

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Air Sealing Design, Energy Performance