What is a Passive House?

Introduced nearly 30 years ago in Germany, Passive House has emerged as one of the most rigorous, yet simple, energy efficiency standards in the building world. As you may guess from the name, the primary idea behind Passive House is designing and constructing buildings that require minimal levels of energy to heat and cool. Differing from other efficiency standards with prescriptive-based platforms, PH is largely performance-based, requiring extensive calculations and testin

Foundations 101

As the base your home will sit on, the foundation is a key part of the structure. In choosing the right type of foundation for your build...

Prefab: Not What You Might Think

There are lot of misconceptions out there - learn below what this technology is, and isn't. You've likely heard some of the buzz around prefabricated buildings recently. There are many new and innovative construction projects attracting attention, but still a great deal of misunderstanding about what prefabrication really is. Terms like factory built, modular, and prefab are often misused. Below we provide an overview of what prefabrication really means. What Prefab Is Genera