Material Science

A UTOPIA on-demand webinar offers expert advice from a building scientist, a net zero production builder, and an HVAC manufacturer.

Join Utopia editors and healthy home experts as we explore best practices, emerging trends, and new technology innovations in indoor air quality (IAQ) for healthy homes. Watch on demand. 

An Arizona panel manufacturer helps homes go up more quickly, predictably, and efficiently.

COVID has unveiled the ugly reality that viruses and other contaminants are transferable by air, bringing the concept of healthy homes to the forefront of our national dialogue. As consumer awareness increases, the definition of healthy homes is expanding into something entirely new. What are the implications for homeowners, building professionals, and manufacturers?

New UTOPIA research explores what healthy home and clean home features end up as standard, upgrades, and overlooked among homebuilders today.

There are reasons the industry hasn’t fully embraced innovation. And there are ways to get past that.

At an innovation incubator funded by the Wells Fargo Foundation and supported by NREL, early-stage housing industry firms get their ideas ready for the marketplace.

Delaware builder Insight Homes uses a wide array of innovative techniques to achieve zero-energy-ready certification for some 250 homes since mid-2019.