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Jun 7, 2021

 “The first step is clearly defining what it is you’re after,

because without knowing that, you’ll never get it.”

- Halle Berry

How does a person deeply engaged in the world of home performance handle matters when it comes to building their own home?


When it is “your own” you must strive to see the...

May 24, 2021

“The details are not the details.

They make the design.”

- Charles Eames

Interest in net zero and low carbon homes is sweeping across the country.


What drives customers in some smaller cities to ask for a net zero (plus) home?


How can a small builder achieve these customer desires in a city that limits the...

May 10, 2021

 "The whole point of collaboration is that you give and take from each other,

and that’s how you create things that are totally new."


- Virgil Abloh

There is a logical tie between energy codes and HERS ratings.


What is the value proposition for HERS rating companies to be involved with ICC?


What qualifications...

Apr 26, 2021

 "Conservation is a state of harmony between men and the land."


- Aldo Leopold

Many of us reflect on the beauty and awe of nature.


The images of clear skies and clean water are quite powerful.


How did these powerful images put a builder on mission to make a difference, one tree at a time?


Michael Ziman joins...

Apr 12, 2021

 "Start by doing what's necessary; then do what's possible; 

and suddenly you are doing the impossible"


- Francis of Assisi

How does the honor of HERS rating the 3 millionth home befall you?


Tim Smith and CR Herro have been on a quiet mission of building relationships, honoring commitments, and executing with...