EEBA takes summit to new level

Annual event revamped with stronger focus on high-performance building

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Nest Smart Thermostat Prepared for the Solar Eclipse

The upcoming eclipse represents an opportunity for a special energy rush hour.

Ways Your Life is Improving with Hi-Tech

Many are saving money and space by switching to highly efficient, compact, electric tankless water heaters.

New Urbanism Designer Joining EEBA Summit Panel

One panel discussion will feature professionals from the greater Atlanta market, one of the hotbeds for sustainable development and home building.

Environmentally Friendly Compound on Nantucket Hits the Market

Powered entirely by cutting edge solar technology, this net zero home also utilizes geothermal innovation for heating and cooling sources.

Lower Your Cost of Living with an ICF Home

Studies show that construction costs are relatively small compared to the operating cost of a home over a 30-year mortgage. Insulated concrete form (ICF) homes reduce those costs through energy efficiency and low maintenance living.

Here's How the Tesla Solar Roof Works

Two main factors have prevented solar roofs from becoming as mainstream as they ought to be.

Real Estate Groups Expanding Green Features in MLS

One of the keys to increasing consumer awareness of green or high performance homes is adding that information to Multiple Listing Service descriptions for homes in local markets.

Underground and Other Unseen Things

It occurs to me that some the most important things about building a home are either underground or otherwise unseen, from utilities to time and effort.

Solar Power International Annual Convention Returns to Las Vegas

Over 18,000 attendees are expected to attend Solar Power International at Mandalay Bay Convention Center, Las Vegas for the four day event September 10-13.

Transit-Friendly Affordable Housing Earns LEED Platinum

The project transformed a simple parking lot into a five-story, transit-oriented development (TOD) within walking distance of the Metro Hollywood/Highland Red Line station.

Ventilation for Better Buildings: Is My Home Too Tight?

Say you’re building, or living in, a high-performance house with a well-sealed, well-insulated envelope. Sometime, somewhere, someone is going to ask the question, "Doesn't a house need to breathe?"

Behr Paint Reveals 2018 Color of the Year: 'In The Moment'

People desire a personal and meaningful connection to their homes and surroundings.

High Performance Homes Don't Have to Cost More

Smart builders can make trade offs to offer resilient, energy efficient ICF homes that don't have to cost more than a comparable stick built home.

Ultra Low Energy Retrofits Meet Aggressive Targets

Over the past decade, a small number of ULE building retrofit projects have been documented in more than 20 states.

Celebrating 115 Years of Air Conditioning

What do summer blockbuster movies, boxed chocolates and skyscrapers have in common?

Understanding R-value and U-value

Knowing what R-value and U-values mean is key to following energy issues and to selecting products that best suit the climate zone you are building in.

New Program Guides Cradle to Cradle Product Certification

The Foundations program is a perfect next-step for learning how to implement Cradle to Cradle Certified within a company.

Past Predictions and Today’s Practices

Fifty years ago radiant heating might have sounded like science fiction. Today there’s a saying about concrete and underfloor heating systems that goes, “friends don’t let friends pour concrete without PEX in it”.

Infographic | Steps to Build Your Own Log Cabin

The challenge of building your very own log cabin is exciting, but most importantly, it is very achievable.

Mini Splits Add HVAC to Historic Homes

Historic homes were often built before central heating and air conditioning was widely available, and many older homes have no ductwork at all.

You Could Be Wasting Money Cooling an Empty Home

The best way for consumers to control their electric bills, and help the environment, is to reduce consumption.

Coffered Ceiling: An Acoustic Solution For Any Space

Coffered ceilings are a far more attractive solution to other acoustic sound blockers.

EEBA summit to help builders, manufacturers connect

Organizers: Eliminating annual expo in favor of one-on-one meetings enables participants to learn from each other about high-performance development.

Give Your Current Tank Water Heater a Low-Cost Boost

When a hot water faucet is turned on we expect endless hot water, especially in the shower.  But we have all experienced the not-so-hot shower caused by other demands for hot water in the home.

Historically-proven designs for modern homeowners

The architectural style of your home is what gives it character. Fortunately for today’s homeowner, there are many styles that have stood the test of time and remain popular among those with an eye for good design.

OA Showcase Home Creates Resilient Design with ZIP System® R-Sheathing

Custom builder Michael Anschel likes a challenge, and there is perhaps no greater challenge to a builder than taking a 1920s-era home and giving it new life while still respecting its original architecture.

Wellness and Asthma Prevention in the Home

In a staggering statistic, nearly 26 million Americans suffer from asthma, including more than 7 million children.

Comparative Analysis of Current State-of-the-Art Heating

Comparing self-regulating radiant heating to traditional forced-air and renewable energy systems reveals impressive energy savings and performance using the radiant system.

The Many Angles of Eco-Friendly Building

There are many angles to building an eco-friendly home including advanced construction techniques, using recycled building materials, and for many people, growing food and recycling the waste. For my project I’ve tried to cover as many “eco-friendly umbrella” areas I can.

Nationwide Tap Water Report Details Pollutants in Virtually All U.S. Public Water Systems

The disturbing truth is that, all too often, a glass of tap water also comes with a dose of industrial and agricultural contaminants.

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Great Green Home | The Julia Plan by Habitat for Humanity of Catawba Valley

Habitat for Humanity of Catawba Valley takes great pride in building high performance homes that are not only affordable to purchase, but also affordable to operate and maintain.




Add the Convenience of Hot Water Anywhere with a Tankless Water Heater

The ease of installation and low cost of electric tankless water heaters make the availability of endless hot water a reality in most any place you enjoy. This white paper identifies a few scenarios that would benefit from the convenience of hot water, and provides information to help you find the right size water heater.

Type: White Paper

Sponsor: EcoSmart Green Energy Products




Battle the Elements with Resilient Homes Built with Insulated Concrete Forms

Insurance companies, state regulators and government agencies are providing significant insurance discounts for homes built to new, more resilient standards like the FORTIFIED Home standard. This white paper covers one popular approach to building a storm-resilient home — using insulated concrete forms (ICFs) for the wall assembly and foundation.

Type: White Paper

Sponsor: Fox Blocks




EEBA High Performance Home Summit Sponsorships

EEBA High Performance Home Summit

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COMING SOON | Proud Green Home of Louisville Interactive Discovery Center

This Interactive Discovery Center will compare and contrast the strategies, systems, methods and products of The Proud Green Home of Louisville with today's typical newly constructed homes.


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