Partnership for Advancing Technology in Housing

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Product Pros and Cons: Asphalt Roofing vs. Metal

Asphalt dominates, but which material is right for your homes? More

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The Hanley Award 2010 Nominees

The Hanley Award for Vision and Leadership in Sustainabale Housing More

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Product Pros and Cons: Oriented Strand Board vs. Plywood

Which panel is right for your homes? More

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LEED-certified Folsom + Dore Apartments in San Francisco Combine Affordable Housing with Sustainable Features

If you’ve bought into the belief that building green, and especially to LEED standards, is only affordable at the upper end of the housing price spectrum, take a good look at Folsom + Dore Apartments in San Francisco. The 98-unit rental project on a half-acre brownfield site offers reasonable, long-term lease rates to a mix of low-income residents—including former homeless and disabled folks living far below the city’s stratospheric average income level—with a shining example of how sustainability extends far beyond a building’s shell and component parts. More

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Geothermal HVAC Systems Ease Energy Costs

It is clear that the builders who are selling homes in this downturn are doing so by offering products that are different from those of the competition. As several companies building solar-powered homes around the Sacramento metro area–including Lennar and Pulte–have discovered, energy efficiency can prove a powerful incentive for buyers. More

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special forces

Gypsum wallboard is one of the unsung heroes of the architectural world. It's lightweight, easy to install, and adapts to almost any design. Best of all, it's economical. No wonder, then, that wallboard is used in almost all new construction single- and m More

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Sun Wise

Because it saves natural resources, reduces carbon emissions, and offers a money-saving opportunity for homeowners, solar water heating was named one of the top 10 technologies for 2007 by the Department of Housing and Urban Development's Partnership for Advancing Technology in Housing (PATH) program. More

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Built Solid

Structural insulated panels are an energy-efficient framing alternative. More

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