How the Pandemic Influences Design

Homes have always been designed to meet the needs of occupants, so when those needs change, it’s inevitable that design will follow. Now outdoor living and entertainment spaces are a hot commodity and home offices are in high demand. The home has become the hub for activities that usually took place elsewhere. This means office …

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HVAC Filter Rating Systems

There are three different rating systems for air filters. By far the most popular is the Minimum Efficiency Reporting Value (MERV). We’ve included here a look at the other rating systems and what they mean. Minimum Efficiency Reporting Value – MERV When it comes to filter rating systems, MERV is the gold standard. It’s the …

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How COVID-19 Increases Demand for Green Spaces

Having an outdoor space has always been a desirable feature for prospective home owners, but the pandemic has increased demand for homes with yards or green spaces exponentially. One of the reasons for this is that the pandemic has delayed vacation plans for most families, making an outdoor area essential. Having a private outdoor living …

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OSHA’s New Enforcement Policies for Coronavirus

As construction projects reopen across the country, OSHA is revising its standards to include guidelines for dealing with the coronavirus pandemic. The revised guidelines were put in place to ensure construction companies institute the proper procedures to protect employees and customers. OSHA will be increasing the number of in-person inspections to workplaces of all kinds …

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What’s your Building Science Climate Zone?

Knowing your climate zone and building accordingly is one of the basic tenants of building science. Moisture, extreme temperatures and inclement weather require completely different building techniques to ensure longevity and efficiency. When you know your building climate zone you can select techniques and materials that are safe, cost effective, and efficient to install and provide an energy efficient building envelope.

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How Gen Z will Influence the Home Market

Generation Z is just about ready to enter the housing market. The impact of this group of young people is not to be underestimated as they are the largest generation in US history. Born between 1997 and 2012, this generation will have a brand-new set of demands from their builders, and construction companies should start …

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