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Building Systems

Selected innovative building products, processes, and systems that can produce safer, more energy efficient homes at a lower cost and higher quality.

Appliances
Doors
Electrical/Electronics
Exterior Walls
Floors
Foundations
Heating, Ventilating, and Air Conditioning
Interior Partitions and Ceilings
Landscaping
Plumbing
Roofs
Sitework
Whole-House Systems
Windows

Best Practices

Information to help builders and remodelers run efficient, profitable businesses that result in high quality homes.

Business Management
Codes, Regulations, & Standards
Construction Videos
Construction Waste
Failure Prevention
Job Site Safety
Quality Resources
Scopes of Work

Construction Methods

Technologies & processes for various types of construction.

Concrete Construction
Manufactured Housing
Steel Framing
Wood Framing

News

2015 National Green Building Standard™ Under Development

ASHRAE joins ICC and NAHB to partner on the development of the 2015 edition of the National Green Building Standard (NGBS). Read more.

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The End of Business as Usual

Today’s housing market presents builders and remodelers with lots of changes. More stringent energy codes. A shortage of skilled labor. Changing consumer preferences. Advanced building science technologies. Rising land and material costs. Read more.

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NEW TechNote: Whole-House Mechanical Ventilation Code, Safety and Performance Considerations For Low-Rise Residential Buildings

Whole-house mechanical ventilation is the intentional exchange of indoor air with fresh outdoor air at a controlled rate using fans. The purpose of whole-house mechanical ventilation is to improve indoor air quality. Available here

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