Benefits of Daylight and Fresh Air in Residential Design

Through this course you will learn how skylights can contribute and provide the benefits of natural ventilation, daylight and energy efficiency to ensure good health and wellbeing in residential applications.

Indoor climate combines all the elements of temperature, humidity, lighting, air quality and ventilation in residential buildings. Most of these elements relate closely to energy balance, health and comfort effects on building occupants.

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Construction Project Management Software

Co-construct is the #1 rated Cloud-based project management software for custom home builder and remodelers. Co-construct manages the entire lifecycle of your projects from leads, to active projects to warranty. Whether you’re working on a computer in the office or a smartphone or tablet in the field, Co-construct’s solution will empower your team and sub-constructors to more effectively deal with selections, changes orders, scheduling, communications, tracking leads, share photos and files and integrate with accounting software such as QuickBooks and Xerox.

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Video: Ekotrope for Production Home Builders

Instantly compare thousands of home designs, and optimize for lower costs, energy efficiency and better business results. Cut construction costs and sell more energy-related upgrades. Learn More.

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Production Building Optimization Opportunity Report: How Production Home Builders are finding ways to reduce construction costs and energy bills simultaneously

States are adopting more stringent energy codes every year, and home buyers are becoming more educated and concerned about energy efficiency. Making smarter energy design decisions presents a huge opportunity to cut construction costs while delivering equal or superior performance, therefore increasing profitability. This report will analyze and evaluate this opportunity in greater detail.

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Ekotrope Datasheet

Ekotrope is a cloud‐based solution that gives production builders an efficient, comprehensive, and accurate way to compare the cost and performance of a home’s energy‐related components (windows, doors, insulation, mechanical equipment, etc.). It gives purchasing professionals an efficient way to find the most cost-effective, quality building components, to drive lower construction costs and higher profit margins. Ekotrope helps builders gain superior control over their bottom line and mitigate risks. Learn More.

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Grow Your Business

Providing solutions for social media marketing, reputation monitoring and making sure your business information is in the top online business directories so your website is found.

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Advancements in weather resistive barrier sheets

In this webinar Mike Sloggatt discusses weather resistive barrier (WRB) sheets, a vital part of an exterior wall system that protects a structure from water intrusion, improving building durability, enhancing energy efficiency and decreasing maintenance costs. Mike will also present the benefits of fully-adhered WRBs, the latest generation of weather resistive barriers.

Speaker Bio:

Mike Sloggatt has more than thirty year's experience, and specializes in high-end, challenging remodels near his home on Long Island. He is a frequent contributor to the Journal of Light Construction magazine and writes for Fine Homebuilding and Tools of the Trade, in addition to moderating the JLC Rough Carpentry Forum. For the past four years, Mike has been the Frame-to-Finish (Rough) Carpentry presenter for the Katz Roadshow. He teaches seminars and clinics in all aspects of carpentry and remodeling and is a regular presenter at JLC Live, The Remodeling Show and International Builders’ Show.

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Innovative Thomas & Betts electrical boxes save time and energy, while making a quality installation

Homeowners today demand increased energy efficiency, and T&B has responded with the Carlon® DraftTight® Non-Metallic Box for new construction and DraftTight® Old Work Box for existing structures. Their innovative designs feature gaskets and a flexible drywall flange over cable-entry points to seal against airflow. By eliminating the need to caulk the boxes after installation, contractors can save about five hours of installation time on a 2,200 square-foot house. Read more.

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Increase efficiency and safety with Thomas & Betts Outdoor While-In-Use-Covers and Cable Ties

Thomas & Betts (T&B) product lines for residential construction make installation quicker and easier for the contractor, and also deliver energy efficiency, safety and durability to the homeowner. T&B products reduce installation time, while complying with U.S. building and electrical codes, International Energy Conservation Code® (IECC®) requirements and insulation standards. Here are just a few new products from T&B to help save you time and increase efficiency.

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Secrets of Multiplying Home Remodeling Profits

Multiply home remodeling profits by spec’ing major kitchen and laundry room appliances as part of the project quote.

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