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EEBA takes summit to new level

Annual event revamped with stronger focus on high-performance building

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Create and Conserve: The Next Step in Homes that Are Smart About Energy

Eco-friendly building concepts and technologies that ten years ago were novel, untested and prohibitively expensive, have been refined and made more affordable.

Florida Builder Uses New Concrete Stud Wall System

A panelized exterior wall system contributes to a high performing thermal envelope and can help meet net-zero energy goals.

Comfort and Savings from Point-of-Use to Whole-House Hot Water Enhancements

Most families living in a large, single-family home experience a shortage of hot water when a high demand is present. An electric tankless water heater might be the perfect solution.

Trends in entryway customization: minimalism

There is an increasing interest in minimalist styles among homeowners, and entryway and door designs are no exception.

British Columbia Affordable Housing Renewal Project Develops Better Homes that Cost Less

However, if you live in an older building, or one in need of upgrades, you might be keenly aware that your home lacks these benefits.

More than 1.8 Billion Pounds of Waste Recycled into Insulation

U.S. manufacturers used more than 1.8 billion pounds of recycled glass in the production of residential, commercial, and industrial thermal and acoustical insulation.

Geothermal HVAC Systems Also Provide Hot Water

Not only can geothermal provide energy efficient heating and cooling, it can provide virtually free hot water for at least part of the year.

Unique presentations to bring high energy to high-performance summit

PechaKucha looks to spur ideas through 'electric' approach

New DIY Tool Changes the Way Homeowners Go Solar

The solar tool gives users a clear idea of what the home will look like with the panels installed.

Green Building Coalition certifies 15,000 projects as ‘Florida Green’

Builders and developers across Florida have found our criteria to be very effective and easy to implement.

New Clip System for Easier HRV/ERV Installation

A new bayonet clip system for heat and energy recovery ventilators streamlines the installation process in single and multi-family homes.

Tiny Homes: Secrets to Layout & Interior Design

One of the trickiest parts when it comes to making tiny house livable is solving the puzzle of layout and interior design.

Substantiated Success Backs Self-Regulating Radiant Heating System

Electro Plastics, Inc. (EPI) (dba STEP Warmfloor) inventor of the only low-voltage, flat, homogeneous self-regulating Positive Temperature Coefficient (PTC) heater in the world, has many years of proven success.

Find your fit: door glass for any home

The entrance to your home is the perfect place to make a statement and express your personal style. You can dramatically up your curb appeal by simply adding or replacing your front door glass - it’s easy!

Home Innovation Issues First NGBS Green Certification Based on 2015 NGBS

As development of the 2018 version of the National Green Building Standard (NGBS) recently commenced, Home Innovation today issued its first NGBS Green certification of a home to the 2015 version of the standard. The Atlanta-area single-family home of designer...

Blower Door Testing 101

Building envelopes that perform poorly reduce energy efficiency, increase ROI times, and increase carbon footprints and utility bills. A blower door test can help to establish the airtightness of small to medium buildings, measure the flow of air between different areas in a building and test the ductwork.

Video | New Solar Panel Design Speeds Installation

Solar panel installation, always a concern for homeowners, can be become a quick, two-step roof installation process.

Concerns About Drinking Water Rising Along with Temperatures

Summer months mean rising temperatures and more outdoor activities, making it even more important to ensure members of your family are properly hydrated.

Young Builders Deliver Personalized Attention

Millennial buyers crave authenticity and quality, and a new generation of homebuilders is adopting the personalized approach that younger buyers crave.

How Millennials are Changing the Housing Market

Tightened inventory, difficulty receiving credit and lower than average salaries have kept many of these buyers out of the market, but most economists see that as a temporary setback.

Great Green Home | Pebble Creek by DP Construction

Builder Dow Perry’s goal was to build a home that costs the same and looks the same as nearby homes in Prattville, Alabama, but far outperforms them. By all accounts, the high-performance custom spec home he built at the Pebble Creek development was successful.

Where Does Your Town Rate in the 3rd Annual Ranking of America's Sweatiest Cities?

For those dreading the long, hot summer days, there are easy and affordable options to help keep your cool this season.

Green Homes in Texas Add $25,000 Resale Value, Study Finds

In Texas, new homes built to LEED standards command an 8 percent premium.

Augmented Reality App Places Homes on Empty Lots

New home shoppers can now use augmented reality to visualize what their potential new home may look like on their land.


Florida Development Earns LEED Platinum for 70 Homes

Mirabella's LEED certified homes use nearly 40 percent less energy than what is used in a typical home.

How does a Combi Boiler Water Heater Work?

Combination—or “combi”—boilers are a term used to describe a compact boiler that contains both an open loop domestic hot water output, as well as a closed loop central heating output.

Google Spin Off Launches Geothermal Startup

There is a macro shift in the economy towards businesses that can align the self interest with the broader interest.

Water-Efficient Products Reduced U.S. Home Water Use by 140 Billion Gallons since 2007

According to recent research, while high-efficiency toilets that use 1.6 gallons per flush or less have been on the market since 1994, 21 percent of residential toilets still in service in water-stressed states are non-efficient.

Top 4 Air Sealing Hotspots for Building Envelopes

Your time is money, so knowing where to focus your air-sealing efforts will help you to achieve the desired results in a blower door test.

Behind Closed Doors: Survey Takes A Fresh Look At What Your Fridge Says About You

One in four U.S. consumers hide junk food in the back.

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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.




What to Look for in Today's Replacement Windows

Window replacement is something to take seriously, as the investment you make will directly impact your comfort and monthly utility expenses for the next couple of decades. This white paper takes a look at what homeowners should be looking for in replacement windows, including ratings, construction, and performance.

Type: White Paper

Sponsor: ProVia




Nanotechnology: The Future of Proven, Efficient Home Heating and Comfort

Nanotechnology research has been rapidly intensifying in several fields such as biomedical, optical and electronics. Now it is being used to create an efficient heating source inside of homes and buildings. The white paper explains what nanotechnology is and how it is transforming the way we heat our living spaces.

Type: White Paper

Sponsor: STEP Warmfloor


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