Secrets behind the walls of 3 high performance green homes

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It's easy being green; after all, there are many ways to design and build a high performance green home.

FEATURES


Vinyl frame sliding doors deliver efficiency and style

What used to be a niche market has become mainstream as more manufacturers develop sliding doors to help homeowners blend indoors and outdoor living.

Ty Pennington: What's the behind the walls of your green home?

It's what's on the inside that usually counts the most, and green homes are no exception.

NET-ZERO THE SUPERHERO – What It Is, And How To Build It

Net-zero is the new superhero, and building to simply pass building code is for mere mortals.

Consider Scientific Building Standards for your next home

There are many options available for those who want to build to Scientific Building Standards.

Passive House standards gaining in single family and multifamily projects

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.

Students get an inside look at high performance home building

The next generation of building professionals toured a new high performance home to learn about technology and design.

DOE Zero Energy Ready Homes adds value to high performance model home

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.

Proud Green Home of Cincinnati will demonstrate high performance building techniques

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.

Metal wall panels complete modernist multifamily design

A downtown Los Angeles condo building gives residents a view of the Hollywood sign through exterior metal panel cladding.

Award winning houses feature net-zero Texas home

Check out some of the top homes that represent the best of American residential architecture.

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NEWS


Ply Gem exterior products featured on new renovation series HOME FREE

Each week on the FOX series HOME FREE, hard-nosed contractor Mike Holmes will lead nine couples in renovating a run-down home

Detroit family wins $100k home makeover

The lucky family will receive a complete renovation including siding, decking, railing, roofing, insulation and more.

New Utah home development will be Zero Energy Ready certified

A Salt Lake City development of 15 homes will be DOE Zero Energy Ready Homes that will exceed next generation building codes.

Wood plank floors contribute to green building certifications

Handcrafted natural wood flooring can contribute to green building certification points in a variety of categories.

Factory built homes offer utility payback incentive

An Energy Star certified manufactured house offers a rebate on the first year's worth of utility payments.

Take the guesswork out of home renovation with new online estimating tool

Do you have renophobia, the fear of home renovation? There just may be a cure for you.

First to the Future Home features LED lighting

A high performance demonstration home "First to the Future Home" features more than 200 LED lighting fixtures.

Responsive Home project targets millennial homebuyers

The Responsive Home will be built for today's younger buyers, influenced by a survey of millennials where 83 percent stated that they are seeking more space and 71 percent want to personalize their home, in a familiar yet reimagined American dream.

Zero net energy homes test will guide California to Big Bold Goal

A community of 20 zero net energy houses will be built as part of an energy use evaluation project in California.

Reflective technology delivers fade-proof vinyl siding

Sun exposure can lead to fading on exterior cladding, such as siding and wood products. Until now, building professionals didn't have many options beyond a new coat of paint.

New Zealand Home scored perfect on 10 Homestar rating

A home under construction in Papamoa, New Zealand, has become the first in the country to achieve the highest possible rating of 10 Homestar.

Top 10 steps to prepare for a home remodel

Preparation is the key to making your home remodeling project a major win instead of a fail.

Cladding system creates air barrier for better energy efficiency

A new cladding panel installation system does more than hold panels – it also helps improve building performance.

Green home certifications grow during housing downturn

Home Innovation Research Labs has certified 50,000 homes under the NGBS Green Certification Program.

LEED homes hit the real estate market

Usually the vision of their owners, LEED certified homes are hitting the real estate market across the country.

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