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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FEATURES


IBS video: High performance windows are key to Passive House performance

With more homes being built to Passive House and other standards, builders have new options for high performance windows available in custom options.

IBS video: New Passive House window available in custom options

There's a new option for Passive House and Energy Star windows on the market.

AHR a showcase of 'best' products (video)

Such events provide opportunities for those inside and outside the heating, ventilation, cooling and refrigeration industries to see the latest technology and what is coming.

High-rise retro-fit earns LEED Gold in Philadelphia

The zero-carbon-footprint redesign saves an estimated 15 million pounds of CO2 each year – the equivalent of the emissions from 1,200 motor vehicles.

Green homes Q&A: Can high performance homes compete on price?

As the residential housing market continues to recover, there remains a question of how much buyers are willing to pay for high performance homes in a price-conscious market place.

Multifamily development includes Seattle's first net energy positive home

The last home has sold in the New Rainier Vista development, which includes Passive House-certified units as well as one that produces more energy than it uses.

Countdown: Top 10 Photo Galleries of 2015

If a picture is worth a thousand words, then there's the equivalent of an encyclopedia represented among the Top 10 Photo Galleries of 2015.

Countdown: Top 10 videos of 2015

We're looking back at the most popular videos on ProudGreenHome.com for 2015.

Factory built show home demonstrates the best in building technology

The 2015 Greenbuild Unity home, erected in just a few days on the expo floor, was designed to show case the state of the art of affordable high performance home building.

2015 high performance home building trends in review

Growing acceptance of high performance homes continues to drive homebuilders to provide extra value in the their homes, and consumers are becoming more diligent about managing the environmental impact of their lifestyles.

Passive House project relies on heat recovery ventilation system

A Passive House project with 14 properties was designed to increase the number of homes with affordable rent and low living costs in Hatfield Heath, Hertsfordshire.

What I wish every architect knew about green building

The most effective green buildings start with the design and planning.

Cradle to Cradle certifications reveal product transparency

Architects, builders, and consumers can look for building and household products that have met certifications for lifecycle and material health from the Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute.

First net zero townhome complex meets its energy use goals

The zHome was the first net zero energy townhome complex in the United States, and two years of real data shows the homes actually produce as much energy as they use

Recirculation pumps deliver hot water on demand

Recirculation pumps can slash wasted water and energy, and also deliver hot water right when home occupants want it.

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Learn about the many certifications and accreditations that are available in the green home market, including USGBC LEED, Energy Star, Partnership for Advancing Housing Technology (PATH), Cradle to Cradle (C2C), Greenguard, Green Seal and more.

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