Homebuyers everywhere are usually faced with the problem of where to buy, when to buy and should they buy a new home or and older one.
One of the roadblocks to valuing high performance homes is to reflect the lower utility costs and durability of a home in the appraisal.
Sacrificing home aesthetics for storm safety is a thing of the past.
An innovative home performance pilot program is increasing insight into the most cost-effective ways to maximize energy savings in residential new construction.
Whether it’s upgrading to a smart thermostat, planting vegetation in the right area or installing solar panels, the company points out, there are always ways to conserve energy.
Originally developed in Germany, the Passive House building standard has been gaining ground in North America, but many building professionals felt it did not offer enough flexibility for the diverse climate zones.
The Building Performance Institute, Inc. (BPI) has introduced an online resource for homeowners who care about the comfort, health and safety of their homes.
To adapt the European Passive House standard to North American markets, PHIUS (Passive House Institute US) will launch the new PHIUS+ 2015 passive building standard.
Composite structural insulated panels uses a polymer skin bonded to rigid polyurethane foam for an airtight, continuously insulated wall system.
An extensive remodeling job on a 1920s home in an Atlanta suburb could be Georgia's first Passive House project.
The challenge is set in place to promote the utilization of the HERS Index and energy efficient home building in the US and Canada.
Residents of energy efficient apartments save an average of $54 a month, or $648 annually, on their electricity bills, according a Housing Virginia study.
To offer new features to homeowners, 63 percent of homebuilders say they are willing to try new brand and products they haven't used in the past.
Custom timber frames structures using antique, FSC certified timbers were reclaimed from the industrial and agrarian structures America was built on and to put new use in a custom home.
Residential windows are advancing along with the rest of the building envelope, and in keeping with the industry’s ongoing innovation the ENERGY STAR Windows program has updated its Eligibility Criteria.