Book Review: 'Pretty Good House'
Martin Holladay's review of this important book should not be missed.
Words Matter: A Refreshing Take on Green Speak
How we describe what we build can promote greenwashing, and runs rampant in all...
Advocating for Fresh Air in Homes
HIVE panelist and entrepreneur Bill Hayward has a passion for cleaner indoor air
Number of LEED Homes Has Doubled in Three Years
California has the most LEED-certified homes, followed by New York and Texas.
Super-Efficient Cohousing Community Springs up in Coastal Maine
Belfast's Ecovillage isn't your typical development — it's an "intentional community" patterned after the cohousing projects of northern Europe.
Merging Biophilic Design with Green Building Standards
Biophilic design is gaining traction in residental construction as an ancillary...
Q&A: Electric Radiant Heat for a Small Space
Q. I'm considering using electric radiant heating panels in the ceiling of a small superinsulated apartment, but I hear a lot of bias against electric heat. Can it be cost effective in this case?
What’s the Dewpoint?
When people refer to the dewpoint in a wall assembly, are they talking about a...
Q&A: Optimal Insulation Thickness
Q: In a heating climate (central New York), I would like to know how to determine whether adding more insulation results in diminishing returns in terms of energy savings. Is there any reason to include more than R-50 insulation in an attic, assuming the