Great Green Home | The Danielle by High Performance Homes

Great Green Home | The Danielle by High Performance Homes

High Performance Homes built this 3,748-square-foot custom home in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, to the high performance criteria of the U.S. Department of Energy Zero Energy Ready Home (ZERH) program.

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Why are these green homes 96% better than other houses?

Why are these green homes 96% better than other houses?

Each home was tested by an independent third party energy rater to develop a HERS Index score.

6 ways to build a better thermal envelope for your home

6 ways to build a better thermal envelope for your home

High-performance homes are using high-tech solutions wall systems that are like a mountain climber's parka that keeps the energy inside even in the harshest conditions.

A look at the spray foam insulation and wall systems in the net zero energy Jacobson house

A look at the spray foam insulation and wall systems in the net zero energy Jacobson house

The home and insulation installer were recognized with a 2018 Industry Excellence Award, winning first prize in the Residential Wall category.

Have Water, Will Travel

Have Water, Will Travel

While you may be making plans for a summer gallop in your RV, do you remember whether your water supply included hot water? Now is the time to check it out.

Green Gab Podcast | Plumbing Industry Promotes Water Efficiency Aesthetically

Green Gab Podcast | Plumbing Industry Promotes Water Efficiency Aesthetically

Angie Mendica from Crescent Plumbing Supply joins the Green Gab to talk toilets. The plumbing industry is acknowledging that water is our most precious resource. The plumbing industry promotes water efficiency aesthetically to commercial and residential sides of the market.

6 Proven Ways to Get Referrals Without Asking for Them

6 Proven Ways to Get Referrals Without Asking for Them

For any other agency, good referrals are your best sales opportunities and are always worth getting. Here’s some proven ways to get them.

What you need to know about handling waste from home renovation projects

What you need to know about handling waste from home renovation projects

One of the last things on someone's mind when remodeling a home is what they should do with the old material.

How did this concrete panel home cut energy bills by 30%?

How did this concrete panel home cut energy bills by 30%?

The precast concrete structure was installed in just two working days, allowing the house to be under roof in less than two weeks.

Lyme Disease Prevention

Lyme Disease Prevention

Lyme disease infection is most common in the spring, summer, and fall, so now is a good time to become more aware of how to prevent and treat it.

Video | Insulated Concrete Form home designed to battle Texas tornadoes

Video | Insulated Concrete Form home designed to battle Texas tornadoes

Tests have shown that ICFs are able to withstand winds of up to 250 miles per hour.

Save the date for the 2019 AHR Expo in Atlanta

Save the date for the 2019 AHR Expo in Atlanta

The show welcomes HVACR professionals serving commercial, industrial, residential and institutional markets.

Interior paint done the right way

Interior paint done the right way

Putting a good finish on the interior walls of a home is more than just slapping paint on a wall and calling it a day. Every home is different, and so is every paint job.

Make your backyard the life of the party with a landscaping project

Make your backyard the life of the party with a landscaping project

Transforming the yard into more living space makes it a prime destination for the next garden party or backyard barbecue.

Net zero commercial building lease will share energy savings

Net zero commercial building lease will share energy savings

The lease includes annual energy reviews to drive continuous improvement in the building's operation.

NYC's first Passive House apartment building open for rent

NYC's first Passive House apartment building open for rent

Because they are built to such a high level of airtightness, the apartments use heat from daily activities such as laundry to help warm the home.

Video | Choose remodeling projects that pay off for your home

Video | Choose remodeling projects that pay off for your home

It’s easy for people to overlook some of the improvements that can help optimize their remodeling investment.

Spring is Near: Is Your Swimming Pool Heater Hot to Trot?

Spring is Near: Is Your Swimming Pool Heater Hot to Trot?

It won’t be long before your swimming pool is your oasis from the day’s hectic pace.  Do you remember having problems with your pool’s hot water heater last year?  Now is the time to address them.

Green Gab Podcast | Helping Builders Build Green Homes

Green Gab Podcast | Helping Builders Build Green Homes

Gabbing with Michelle Foster of Home Innovation Research Labs, the VP of Innovation Services. Michelle speaks a lot with the housing financial industry to help them see the impact of an NGBS (National Green Building Standard) green certified home or project.

Better Home Insulation Tips

Better Home Insulation Tips

Proper installation of insulation is the key to success. Putting it in right will be the best way to ensure a tight building envelope.

EPA honors LG Electronics as Energy Star Partner of the Year

EPA honors LG Electronics as Energy Star Partner of the Year

LG was first recognized as ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year in 2012.

Radiant Heat Comfort on Boats

Radiant Heat Comfort on Boats

Personal and commercial boats including charter fishing, tug boats, ferries and law enforcement boats can easily gain the comfort of radiant heat.

5 Secrets To Choosing The Best Windows For Your Home

5 Secrets To Choosing The Best Windows For Your Home

The overwhelming majority of windows and doors manufactured have an NFRC label.

Video | Oceanside luxury home uses composite roofing to battle corrosion

Video | Oceanside luxury home uses composite roofing to battle corrosion

Outside of the ocean view, the roof could be the next most valuable item a buyer considers on this home.

Great Green Home | The Elizabeth Plan by Garbett Construction

Great Green Home | The Elizabeth Plan by Garbett Construction

Garbett Construction built this 5,211-square-foot production home in Salt Lake, Utah to the high performance criteria of the U.S. Department of Energy Zero Energy Ready Home (ZERH) program.

Video | Vulnerable families will love a new 3D printed 'home safe home'

Video | Vulnerable families will love a new 3D printed 'home safe home'

The 3D-printed home serves as a proof-of-concept for sustainable homebuilding that will allow for safer, more affordable homes for more families, faster than ever.

Electric Radiant Heat Addresses Norway’s Guidelines for Indoor Environment, Air Temperature

Electric Radiant Heat Addresses Norway’s Guidelines for Indoor Environment, Air Temperature

With people indoors 90 percent of the time, the Norwegian Regional Board of Health and the Department of Employment created guidelines for the country’s indoor business environment.  With the employer responsible for indoor air quality, measures were taken to improve conditions for employees.

Video | What it's really like living in a smart home

Video | What it's really like living in a smart home

A new home line from Pardee Homes builds in smart technology to make living easier.

What does your old toilet say about you?

What does your old toilet say about you?

Upgrading your toilet to a new 1.28-gallon model is one of the quickest ways to save water in your home.

Tiny Home Cabin Concept Inspired by the Latvian Coast

Tiny Home Cabin Concept Inspired by the Latvian Coast

Stretched up like a vertical lantern toward the sky, the cabin becomes a recognizable symbol.

Video | Passive House Documentary ‘Superhouse’ Now on Amazon Prime

Video | Passive House Documentary ‘Superhouse’ Now on Amazon Prime

The documentary from Together Magic Films explores the Passive House movement, a new development in home building technology, and how it can help address problems of climate change and the future of our planet.

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High Performance Homes, No More Cost

High Performance Homes, No More Cost

Energy-efficient and healthy don’t have to mean expensive. Our editors have compiled these top real-world strategies to live the way you want to at a price you can afford.

Type: Guide

Sponsor: EEBA


Ways to Save with Your Water Heater

Ways to Save with Your Water Heater

Tired of so many energy dollars going down the drain? Water consumption and related heating costs can hurt your budget in ways many users never fully grasp. We look at this connection and zero in on the most meaningful ways to save.

Type: White Paper

Sponsor: ProudGreenHome.com


Below Grade Insulation: Basements, Slabs and Crawl Spaces

Below Grade Insulation: Basements, Slabs and Crawl Spaces

Insulation is a must when combating air, moisture and other potential hazards that can befall an unprotected foundation. This white paper takes a look at some methods for insulating the three most common types of foundations – basements, slabs and crawl spaces.

Type: White Paper

Sponsor: Dow Building Solutions


Hot Water in the Great Outdoors: Water Heaters for RVs and Swimming Pools

Hot Water in the Great Outdoors: Water Heaters for RVs and Swimming Pools

For many, summertime brings anticipation of family adventures in RVs or around the backyard swimming pool. Both require hot water for comfort. Now is the time to examine your heating options to assure your family’s relaxation without spending a fortune in energy costs.

Type: White Paper

Sponsor: EcoSmart Green Energy Products


Tankless Water Heaters: Electric and Gas Options Provide Efficiency and Endless Hot Water

Tankless Water Heaters: Electric and Gas Options Provide Efficiency and Endless Hot Water

Tankless heaters come in electric and gas, and range in size from small point-of-use models to full-house capability.

Type: White Paper

Sponsor: EcoSmart Green Energy Products


What & Why: Ductless Mini Split Heat Pumps

What & Why: Ductless Mini Split Heat Pumps

This document explains what ductless mini split heat pumps are and why you should be using one in your home.

Type: Special Report

Sponsor: LG HVAC


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