Here's a brief round-up of some the stories heading our way this week:

  • Just in time for cool fall weather, Jennifer Goodman will report on a new thermal barrier system for residential foundations next Tuesday (10/6).

  • The Mortgage Bankers Association releases its Mortgage Purchase Application Index on Wednesday (10/7)

  • A new report shows that 90% of U.S. homes are under-insulated. What does this mean for home builders? Jenn Goodman explains next Thursday (10/8).

  • Next Friday, Lauren Shanesy looks at WaterSense ratings and reports the results of a study about builders installing water-efficient plumbing (10/9).

  • On Friday, BUILDER’s Leah Demirjian will take a quick look at the latest GE lighting product offerings.