Many home product manufacturers and home builders still rely on traditional materials and practices. At the same time, homebuyers are requiring higher performance and better quality in their homes.
The Partnership for Advancing Technology in Housing (PATH), administered by HUD, focused on improving the affordability and value of new and existing homes. Through public and private efforts, PATH worked to improve affordability, energy efficiency, environmental impact, quality, durability and maintenance, hazard mitigation, and labor safety.
This Design Guide provides the information and resources necessary to design and install cross-linked polyethylene (PEX) water supply systems in residential buildings.
The complexity of homes, the use of innovative materials and technologies, and the increased population in high-hazard areas of the United States have introduced many challenges to the building industry and design profession.
A sustainable future for America requires sustainable buildings. And sustainable buildings must be durable buildings.