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The Affordable Housing Alliance knew that utility costs were a large part of what made older manufactured homes expensive for residents.
Many buyers have come to expect standard features, and homes integrating specialty green features are becoming more mainstream.
By using stored energy day or night, the Powerwall roughly doubles the amount of solar energy that directly powers the home.
Nationwide, homes with green features are selling for higher prices.
The design of this home exceeds California Title 24 energy efficiency standards by 52.5 percent.
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.
The home and insulation installer were recognized with a 2018 Industry Excellence Award, winning first prize in the Residential Wall category.
One of the last things on someone's mind when remodeling a home is what they should do with the old material.
The precast concrete structure was installed in just two working days, allowing the house to be under roof in less than two weeks.
Tests have shown that ICFs are able to withstand winds of up to 250 miles per hour.
The show welcomes HVACR professionals serving commercial, industrial, residential and institutional markets.
Transforming the yard into more living space makes it a prime destination for the next garden party or backyard barbecue.
The lease includes annual energy reviews to drive continuous improvement in the building's operation.
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.
Boston-based developer Freehold Communities has plans for eight communities nationwide, several of which are built around the concept of the "agrihood."