As these homeowners learned how versatile concrete is, they kept wanting more. By Vanessa Salvia Photos courtesy of Paul Behrens For Indiana homebuilder Jon Bell, one recent job ended up being much more than he expected it to be. Bell originally was hired just to pour flooring, but as the
New Brunswick, Canada’s first net zero ICF home By Vanessa Salvia Photos by Teri-Anne Cormier As a homeowner, would you rather pay $80 per month for heating and cooling costs or $500? Brad McLaughlin, general manager of MCL Construction Ltd. in the Quispamsis area of New Brunswick, Canada, bets that
Small but sustainable family home built with ICF. By Vanessa Salvia Troy Hodas, a husband, father and builder, is a HERS rater and Certified Passive House Consultant in Wurtsboro, New York.. Most of his work is Energy Star related. “I sit down with the builder and discuss program requirements for
By Donn Thompson and Jamie Farny An increasing number of U.S. households are located in areas that are affected by flooding and high winds. Based on the findings of the 2010 U.S. census, more than half of our population now resides in coastal counties. There is a tangible benefit
By Vanessa Salvia When the complexity and craftsmanship, architecture, sustainability and other factors in the judging rubric were all sorted out, there was a clear winner in the 2017 ICF Builder Awards for the large residential category. The home known as Shelving Rock, in Glenville, New York, won Large Residential
Thanks For Reading Our 20th Anniversary Issue! From the beginning of our magazine 20 years ago, the publishing and online environment has changed tremendously. While our staff combed through the archives for a copy of the first issue we produced there was none available. At some point, these early issues
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