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Expanding the Quality of Homebuilding

When Taylor Morrison announced they had a purchase agreement for Texas-based Darling Homes in 2012, the sky was the limit. Today, they continue to build exceptional projects with exquisite curb appeal.

By Stephanie Ornelas

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Neighborhood Renewal in Eclectic L.A. Enclave

Trumark Homes is leading the movement toward design-centric living at SL70, bringing 70 three-story single family homes with rooftop terraces to Silver Lake/Echo Park, a vibrant locale starved for contemporary living spaces.

By Marco Martinez

A New Light for Colorado from TRI Pointe Homes

A new set of communities in Colorado are being launched by TRI Pointe Homes, giving the state a new light of sustainability and energy efficiency.

By Stephanie Ornelas

Luxurious Ranch Style for the Active Adult

Widely recognized as one of the Southeast’s most prominent home builders specializing in active adult building, Jim Chapman Communities builds high quality, single level living.

By Stephanie Consiglio

Departments from our current issue

High Performance Homes the New Normal

Homebuilders and buyers are starting to realize more that High Performance Buildings provide sustainable design principles and optimal performance values. Read more

By Stephanie Ornelas

Becoming the Zeitgeist in the Homebuilding Industry

Zeit·geist (/ˈtsītˌgīst,ˈzīt-/) is the defining spirit or mood of a particular period of history as shown by the ideas and beliefs of the time. Read more

By CR Herro

The Politics of Drought

Homebuilding is already leading the way on water conservation. Read more

By Patrick S. Duffy

Green in the Heart of the Home

Here are some helpful ways to assist your clients in going green where it matters most. Read more

By Darrill Andries

How To Utilize Sustainability Through Livability

Long-term efforts to educate and train your sales team is what will ultimately help you meet your sales goals. Read more

By Tiffany Cellura, Kate Hamblet and Jon Webb

Getting Positive: Going Beyond ZNE

In a few short years, the building industry has seen a major evolution – from zero to well more than zero. That may sound underwhelming, but it’s actually an enormous shift. Read more

By Ann V. Edminster

What Builders Need to Know About Solar

Solar is still one of the relatively new features in sustainable building. These are some of the most frequently asked questions and answers from new homebuyers about solar. Read more

By Wendi Zubillaga

Redefining Hardwood and What It Means for Sustainable Building

Technology is allowing for new wood modification in order to create energy-efficient and ecological solutions for building with wood materials. Read more

By Adrian Pye

The Building Blocks for Efficient File Sharing on the Go

File sharing servers can connect builder and developers through quick and easy mobile access when using the correct and up-to-date systems. Read more

By Sam Liu

A Clear Understanding of Solar Energy

In order to achieve successful green building, it’s important to evaluate all ends of the spectrum. It starts with communication. Read more

By Alan H. Packer

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