NEWS AND UPDATES
PATH Releases Top Ten Technologies for 2007 at IBS
PATH unveiled its
2007 Top 10 Technologies to housing industry professionals February 8th at the 2007 International Builders' Show. First conceived in 2004, the
updated Top 10 alerts builders and homeowners to ten valuable innovations, ready for adoption today. Technologies are selected for quality and durability, affordability, energy efficiency, environmental performance, and/or safety and disaster mitigation.
Concept Home Plans Now Available FREE
It's one thing to read about the house of the future--quite another to have the
plans in hand to build one! From the foundation to the roof, we're offering up all you need to take a stab at your own "home smart home."
Bill Asdal Goes Green in Style on the Today Show
On March 20, PATH Partner and Industry Committee Chair Bill Asdal appeared on the Today Show to explain how he
remodeled green at the Civil War-era Raritan Inn in New Jersey.
PATH Partner Project: The Mainstream GreenHome
Mainstream GreenHome in Raleigh, North Carolina, is designed to showcase the appeal of green building to average American homebuyers. It looks like the traditional home, but uses less energy, conserves more water, and provides a healthier living environment. Among its
PATH-profiled technologies and practices: spray and rigid foam insulation, advanced framing, reflective roofing, ground source heat pump, energy recovery ventilator, solar hot water, radiant flooring, photovoltaics, ENERGY STAR lighting, recycled content construction, engineered wood, in-home recycling, and more.
PATH Partner Project: The Mold-Safe Model Home
PATH Partners are collaborating on the first-of-its-kind Mold-Safe Model Home that will incorporate mold-resistant building practices and materials. Courtlan Construction will build the 3,000-square-foot, two-story showcase home on the shores of Spofford Lake, in Chesterfield, New Hampshire. The project is sponsored by PATH manufacturer partners
Typar, and is scheduled for completion by July 2007.
PATH Partner Project: EarthCraft/TecHome Showcases Technology at Southern Building Show
PATH Partner Carl Seville is building the innovative
EarthCraft/TecHome Showcase House for the
Southern Building Show and Conference, which runs from June 20 to 23 in Atlanta. The EarthCraft/TecHome Showcase House is an infill project, replacing an existing pre-World War II house in a developed in-town neighborhood. The house was designed to fit contextually with the existing housing stock while providing the amenities that today's homeowners demand and using innovative technologies such as: pre-cast insulated concrete foundation walls, advanced framing, engineered floor systems, spray foam insulation, tankless hot water heaters with PEX piping, right-sized HVAC with mastic sealed ducts, controlled ventilation with outside air intakes and energy recovery ventilators, low VOC sealants and paints, and high-performance windows.
PATH Director Retires
After more than 30 years of service, PATH Director
Dave Engel retires. As head of the Office of Policy Development and Research's Division on Affordable Housing Research and Technology, Engel has guided PATH since its inception. He was instrumental in the program's initiation and has directed it throughout its rise to prominence as a significant force of change within the residential building industry.
Content updated on 4/13/2007