Building Science

SolarCity Shines on Upstate New YorkSolarCity Shines on Upstate New York

Elon Musk-backed SolarCity moves far from its tried-and-true rooftop solar leasing... Read more

Cutting Back on Jobsite Debris Cutting Back on Jobsite Debris

Modular building company offers energy-efficient, high-quality homes with very little waste. Read more

6 (More) Troublesome Callbacks 6 (More) Troublesome Callbacks

From nail pops and drywall cracks to peeling paint, here's how to avoid common construction issues. Read more

NIST Test House Reports Energy Surplus NIST Test House Reports Energy Surplus

NIST's net-zero-energy test house in Maryland ends its first year with an energy surplus and lots of data. Read more

How to Prep Your Home for Solar How to Prep Your Home for Solar

As solar becomes more affordable, it's smart to keep rooftop photovoltaics open as a future option for homes with a south-facing roof. Read more

Top Five Most Troublesome Callbacks Top Five Most Troublesome Callbacks

Zero in on recurring issues that haunt the service department. Read more

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