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The energy-efficiency tax credit our federal government is offering homeowners will continue to be a driving force for much of the building and remodeling industry, and that’s evident from the focus on efficiency at the 2010 International Builders Show. The tax credit gives homeowners back 30 percent — up to $1,500 — when they install […]

After spending the week with architects, builders and suppliers at the International Builders Show, Lou Manfredini files this report on the industry’s outlook for 2010. Kevin Morrow, senior program manager for NAHB, foresees growth in “green building” — perhaps no surprise, driven by consumers’ desire for green products. Susan Marvin, president of Marvin Windows, is […]

Continuing his reporting from the International Builders Show, Lou Manfredini uncovers some of the more innovative products on the show floor. He meets with a representative from Bosch Appliances to learn about their new dishwasher, which operates with a focus on efficient use of energy and water. Lou also gets an introduction to a home […]

Lou Manfredini reports from the show floor at IBS on Wednesday, “Green Day.” Sponsored by Marvin Windows, the day is focused on a number of sustainability and efficiency-related topics. Lou shows us a residential wind turbine from Windtronics as well as GAF’s reflective shingles and ventilation systems for cooling your roof — thereby reducing cooling […]

Marvin Windows and Doors brought home improvement expert and Today Show contributor Lou Manfredini to the International Builders Show in Las Vegas this week to roam the show floor and find the most interesting and most innovative new products on display. In today’s first video report, Lou shows us: DuPont’s new roof liner, a replacement […]

It seems just about everyone in the construction industry is buzzing about the International Builders Show, taking place this week in Las Vegas. Whether you’re heading to the Vegas to attend in person or just trying to follow the highlights while staying closer to home, we have a wealth of resources to help you find […]

California approves toughest statewide green building code in U.S. USA Today’s Green House blog “California approved Tuesday the most stringent, eco-friendly statewide building code in the United States. The new code … requires builders to divert 50% of construction waste from landfills to recycling, use low-pollutant paints, carpets and floorings and install water-saving plumbing fixtures.” […]