Secrets to Creating Your High Performance Home

More and more homebuyers are looking for homes that perform well, in addition to providing a comfortable, engaging place to live. And homebuilders are rising to meet the demand. Green builders are incorporating energy, water and resource efficiency, improved indoor air quality and sustainable and locally sourced products into their projects.

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Selecting Active Technologies for an Energy-Efficient Home

A popular approach for a green home is called Passive House. It calls for designing a home with a very tight building envelope and very high levels of insulation to minimize the need for mechanical heating and cooling. An alternative...

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What is LEED for Homes and How Can Geothermal Heating and Cooling Play a Role?

Green home certifications are gaining in popularity as homeowners and builders recognize the value comes with third-party verification of a home's sustainability and performance. One of the most popular green certifications is LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) for...

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Are you ready to buy a prefab green home like you a buy a car?

A Silicon Valley startup hopes to use technology to bring affordable, sustainable homes to market that can be ordered online and shipped to a prepared site.

Ten Most Common Code Violations - Part One

Failing a building inspection is a frustrating and costly experience for most contractors. You may have to go back and make adjustments or redo some aspects of the build and your scheduling will be compromised. Knowing the most common code violations and how to avoid them can save you time and money.

Fiber cement moving from siding to backyard decks

A technology once used exclusively for home siding is making its way to backyard decks.

Caribbean affordable housing project succeeds with SIPs

An affordable housing project in the Caribbean relied on innovative SIPs to meet the demands of the project and local building conditions.

Net zero energy apartments recharge downtown LA living

20 downtown LA apartments are powered by rooftop solar panels and incorporate smart home and energy saving features.

SIPs association recognizes sustainable building projects

Awards were presented in eight categories at the 14th Annual Structural Insulated Panel Association Building Excellence Awards.

Retrofitted low-income housing meets Passive House standards

Last year, the 50-year-old buildings that now make up Weinberg Commons were neglected, run-down, and empty.

Global green building expected to double every 3 years

Emerging economies like Brazil, India, Saudi Arabia and South Africa will be engines of green growth.

Eco friendly goals drive home and landscape design discussions

Resource conservation drives every customer conversation with Eco Minded Solutions, a green home builder and landscape architecture firm located in San Diego.

Spray foam industry focuses on training and quality

The spray foam industry is focusing on training and quality of installation as the industry grows.

Spray foam maker tackling environmental challenges

Spray foam manufacturers are improving the environmental impact that was a part of the application process.

The Proud Green Home of Louisville: Setting the tone

We are about to embark on a journey of 'the end game solution' to living with good health, well-being, energy-efficiency, water-efficiency, durability and social and environmental restoration.

Greenbuilder Q&A: Most homebuilders still lagging in building science

Designing a high performance home is as much a work of art as it is a science.

Options expand for cool roof colors and synthetic slate with natural appeal

Options for durable, no maintenance roof products with the look of natural slate and wood are expanding.

Green home project concentrates on comfort (video)

While energy efficiency grabs the headlines, it's the daily living that makes a green home successful.

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