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From Foundation to Future: The US Capitol’s Sustainability Journey

George Washington, the nation’s first president and a true visionary, laid the cornerstone of what we now know as the U.S. Capitol Building in Washington, D.C. Little did he know that this historic act would set the stage for a building that would continue to inspire generations through its commitment to sustainability and high-performance building practices.

High performance builders and architects call for legislation and law to change to protect homeowners in Vermont, especially after the dangers of spray foam insulation were revealed.

Architects and Builders Urge Action for Improved Construction Standards

artially due to the recent spray foam insulation issues, a group of six builders and architects came together with a unanimous request during a recent hearing in Vermont. They appealed to the panel responsible for approving state regulations, urging them to delay the proposed energy code updates. Their rationale was rooted in the need for Vermont to first establish improved education, training, certification, and enforcement measures for builders before implementing these changes. The spray foam insulation failures served as an example of the issues that can arise without adequate knowledge and oversight in the construction industry.

A poorly built home can pose serious health risks to your pets - built better with a certified high performance builder so your cats and dogs and other furry friends are safe at home.

5 Ways a Badly Built House Can Hurt Your Pets

If you’re a pet owner, you want to make sure that your furry friends are safe and healthy at all times. If you’re a pet owner, you want to ensure your furry friends are safe and healthy at all times. However, a poorly built home can pose serious health risks to your pets. Read about 5 ways a badly built home can hurt your pets, plus what you can do to make the right changes. By being aware of these hazards and taking the necessary steps, you can create a home that is not only comfortable for you but also safe and healthy for your furry family members.

Go Green with Sustainable Alternatives to Portland Cement

This is one of those things you want to know before you build or retrofit / remodel your home. As homeowners, it’s our responsibility to ensure that our homes are not just comfortable and beautiful, but also environmentally responsible. One critical aspect that is often overlooked in residential construction is the use of Portland cement. …

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Happy beavers day! How beavers and high performance builders use many of the same important techniques to building homes. photo credit energy.gov.jpg

Happy National Beavers Day: How High Performance Builders Mimic Nature’s Most Ingenious Architects

As high performance builders, we are always seeking ways to improve our craft and create homes that are more efficient, resilient, and sustainable. But when it comes to designing and constructing homes that work in harmony with the environment, we have the best mentor: nature itself. On National Beaver Day, we celebrate the incredible resourcefulness and ingenuity of beavers, whose natural building techniques have inspired some of the most forward-thinking builders to create homes that are more energy-efficient, resilient, and adaptable.