Green Home Building Products and Technology

Green Home Building Products and Technology

Stay updated on the latest products, best practices, and technology available for today's greenest homes and communities. Got a story or product to share? Contact Matt Power, editor in chief, Green Builder magazine at matt.power@greenbuildermedia.com 

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Modular Hobbit House and Natural Building
Modular Hobbit House Can Be Buried in Your Back Yard A new twist on tiny house living, the prefab system is virtually indestructible, and takes advantage of earth sheltering to optimize energy use. ...
Dec 7, 2015 10:35 AM ET
Geothermal Infrastructure; Pay Your Heating Bill to the Water Company?
Electrical resistance heating is most easily identified as the same technology that produces warm forced air in a common hair blow-dryer, or the red-hot elements in a toaster. When electrical elements are placed in a heating appliance (such as a water-heater) or ductwork, then we have an electrical resistance heater. The coefficient of performance (COP) for electrical resistance...
Oct 22, 2015 9:30 AM ET
Spray Foam Is the Ideal Choice for Modern Commercial Building Design
Seattle, WA, October 21, 2015 /3BL Media/ —It’s hard to believe, yet commercial architects still continue to specify rigid XPS foam board products in continuous insulation applications when closed-cell spray foam has proven to be a super-efficient, highly flexible alternative that saves on budget as well as construction schedules. Leading spray foam insulation manufacturer, Icynene, in...
Oct 21, 2015 8:00 AM ET
Power Tool Batteries: A Technology Story
Battery power could be thought of as the most important yet least considered element of power tool operation. Great battery power, runtime and longevity are expected. But a lot of technology and brainpower goes into the ongoing march toward greater productivity. Here’s what the landscape looks like today. The Advantages of Lithium-Ion Technology...
Oct 20, 2015 7:15 AM ET
A Case Study in High Performance Building
A High Performance Partnership At Tim O’Brien Homes, green building is a critical part of the successful builder’s on-going commitment to improving their homebuilding process, and has resulted in more energy-efficient, durable and comfortable homes. Recently, the Wisconsin-based builder looked to leading chemical company BASF to help take another giant leap in...
Sep 23, 2015 9:00 AM ET

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