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Read recently published articles and stories from PATH, including features on the ABC's of HVAC, Next Generation of Plumbing, Aerobic Wastewater Treatment Systems, Selling Energy Efficiency, Choosing Insulation, Appraising the Appraisal Process, Code Relief, New Perspectives on Affordability, Remodeling with Steel Studs and Joists, and much more.

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NSF Announces Research Program, Requests Proposals
The Directorate for Engineering of the National Science Foundation (NSF) announces a program solicitation in support of PATH. This year's solicitation focuses on groundbreaking proposals in the five interdisciplinary areas designated to be the forefront of housing technology through the NSF-PATH Housing Research Agenda Workshop held at the University of Central Florida in February 2004. Proposals are due April 19, 2005. Read full text on NSF web site.

Read about the latest PATH projects awarded.

Building Durability and Moisture: Research recommendations.

Removing Building Regulatory Barriers: Read the report from this roundtable of industry experts.


View PATH's first "Tech Set" -- on Resource Efficient Plumbing. Learn how to decrease the cost of construction, maintenance, and energy and water use through the effective integration of the water distribution and used water (greywater) systems.

PATH's Top 10 Technologies are practical, easy-to-use building technologies that are quickly gaining importance as builders experience the benefits of using these advanced innovations.

PATH's Technology Inventory lists over 160 new technologies that demonstrate great potential for improving housing performance, but that have not been widely used or accepted.

Learn about PATH's first Concept Home -- a model that illustrates advanced construction principles that can result in a high quality, affordable home that can be built in 20 days.

Submit a Technology for inclusion in the Technology Inventory if you are working with a technology that demonstrates great potential for improving housing performance, but that has not been widely used or accepted.


Use our new Map to search PATH's resources by state. Partner activities and contact information are included to help visitors find building professionals in their area.

Use the Energy Efficient Rehab Advisor to make your remodeling project more energy efficient. You can lower your energy bills while improving the comfort of your home.

Save maintenance and replacement costs over the life of your home by using the Durability Doctor to choose building materials with the most cost-effective level of durability. Or just find out how long your roof, siding, doors, and windows are expected to last.

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View short videos to learn about the newest advances in homebuilding: high performance homes, whole house design and plumbing innovations.

Featured Web Resources

Cover of Building America hot and humid guide. Building America Best Practices Series: Volume 1. This best practices handbook helps builders develop durable, comfortable homes that achieve 30% energy savings in space conditioning and water heating in hot and humid climates. The handbook contains chapters for every member of the builder's team-from managers to site planners to designers, site supervisors, the trades, and marketers. There is also a chapter to help homeowners select the best systems for their new home. Download the PDF from the Department of Energy.

The Building America Houses That Work: Best Practices and Building Profiles focuses on four phenomena: water, vapor, air, heat. Builders who follow the guidance provided can create high-performance homes that are safe, healthy, durable, comfortable, and economical to operate. Houses That Work consists of three sets of guidance: Best Practices, Building Profile, and the Building Materials Properties Table. Download the PDF [8.7 MB] from the Department of Energy.

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