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I’m building a SIPs house, and plans call for a porch in front and a deck in back. What’s the best way to attach a porch or deck to a SIPs house?

At least 58 people are dead, or presumed dead, after a huge fire raged through the night at a west London 24-storey tower block called Grenfell Tower.

The Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC) has taken a major step toward achieving Canada's climate change commitments by launching the country's first Zero Carbon Building Standard.

A recent article in the Journal of Light Construction written by a HERS rater and Passive House consultant introduced a challenge he has encountered in the market.

A partnership of stakeholders is working toward unification of ASHRAE's Standard 189.1 for High Performance Green Buildings with ICC's International Green Construction Code into one single model code.

Continuous insulation is a high-performance building solution that can deliver multiple benefits to almost any residential or commercial project.

LP is  promoting its economical, easy-to-install alternative to shaft walls: the UL-listed U350 interior load-bearing wall assembly featuring LP® FlameBlock® Fire-Rated OSB Sheathing.

Soft-story structures, popular on the West Coast, are typically multi-story residential buildings built above a ground-level garage, tuck-under parking garage or a storefront.

In partnership with AIA, IES, and USGBC and with support from the DOE, ASHRAE is developing a new series of Advanced Energy Design Guides focusing on achieving zero energy performance.   

California is going toward the new 2016 Building Energy Efficiency Standards, and it’s already having far-reaching implications.