Passive House building in North America has become more prominent with announcements of multifamily and single family home projects that will meet the rigorous standards for energy consumption.
As net zero energy homes become more mainstream, homeowners are looking for ways to generate electricity at home.
Not only are green buildings healthier, productivity lifters, and worth more money, the insurance industry confirms that they’re better insurance risks.
A model home for a golf course community in Pennsylvania exceeds DOE Zero Energy Ready Home requirements, delivering long-term value for its new owners.
It's a matter of when, not if, water will get behind the exterior cladding.
The “Home Energy Rating Score” boils all energy users in a home down to a nifty “miles-per-gallon” number – like a window sticker in a car.
As with traditional construction practices, setting expectations is a large part of the home planning and construction process when building green.
High performance homes start long before the groundbreaking. That's why the Proud Green Home of Cincinnati, an aspiring LEED Platinum and Passive House certified home is starting with insulated concrete forms.
The Proud Green Home of Cincinnati will be a high performance demonstration home with a goal of achieving some of the toughest green building certifications available.
Buyers beware: builders that simply make claims of great energy efficiency with no proof of testing or third party certification are Greenwashing!