2015 high performance home building trends in review

2015 high performance home building trends in review

Growing acceptance of high performance homes continues to drive homebuilders to provide extra value in the their homes, and consumers are becoming more diligent about managing the environmental impact of their lifestyles.

Low-voltage radiant heating operates from solar power at Greenbuild

Low-voltage radiant heating operates from solar power at Greenbuild

In the Net Zero Zone at Greenbuild 2015, companies demonstrated their ability to operate from renewable energy at the Washington Convention Center.

Recirculation pumps deliver hot water on demand

Recirculation pumps deliver hot water on demand

Recirculation pumps can slash wasted water and energy, and also deliver hot water right when home occupants want it.

Residential green home building will have higher prominence at Greenbuild 2015

Residential green home building will have higher prominence at Greenbuild 2015

Greenbuild will feature a variety of residential offerings at the 2015 event.

New guidance available for LEED Materials & Resources Credit 4

New guidance available for LEED Materials & Resources Credit 4

New procedures for manufacturers to achieve recognition for the environmental, health and safety management of hazardous ingredients within the supply chain are on the way.

 High performance home will be erected onsite for Greenbuild Expo

High performance home will be erected onsite for Greenbuild Expo

A factory-built home will demonstrate the latest in high performance home technology and building science at the 2015 Greenbuild Expo.

 Classic-style faculty residence earns LEED Platinum, other green certifications

Classic-style faculty residence earns LEED Platinum, other green certifications

The Taft School residence in Watertown, Conn., was the first in the state to achieve the USGBC LEED BD+C for Homes Platinum certification using the new and more stringent version 4 rating criteria.

 USDA grants to support wood multistory building projects

USDA grants to support wood multistory building projects

Innovative new technologies and building systems have enabled longer wood spans, taller walls, and higher buildings, and continue to expand the possibilities for wood use in construction.

USGBC report: green building outpacing overall construction growth

USGBC report: green building outpacing overall construction growth

The green building sector is outpacing overall construction growth in the U.S. and will account for more than 2.3 million American jobs this year,

Greenbuild and NAHB announce new strategic partnership

Greenbuild and NAHB announce new strategic partnership

The largest green building exhibition and the largest association of homebuilders have partnered to educate and inspire homebuilders on sustainable building.

USGBC names new CEO

USGBC names new CEO

The U.S. Green Building Council's COO was named to head the green building organization.

 USGBC names LEED for Homes Award winners

USGBC names LEED for Homes Award winners

The LEED for Homes Awards recognize projects, developers and homebuilders that have demonstrated outstanding leadership and innovation in residential green building.

Louisville MLS adds 8 green fields to drive green home listings

Louisville MLS adds 8 green fields to drive green home listings

It will be easier for homebuyers and realtors in Louisville, Kentucky, to find homes with green features and certifications

GBCI to promote WELL building standard in Canada

GBCI to promote WELL building standard in Canada

The WELL Building Standard is a performance-based system for measuring, certifying and monitoring features that impact human health and wellbeing, through air, water, nourishment, light, fitness, comfort and mind.

USGBC ranks Top 10 countries for LEED green building

USGBC ranks Top 10 countries for LEED green building

Canada, China and India are the top three countries for LEED building outside the U.S., according to the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC).

Washington DC MLS to add high performance home information

Washington DC MLS to add high performance home information

A new study revealed that real estate listings which highlight eco-friendly, high performance home (HPH) features perform above average in the Washington, D.C. market.

Naples Botanical Garden earns LEED Gold

Naples Botanical Garden earns LEED Gold

What used to be a 170-acre patch of grass, palmettos, and palms fronted by a strip mall is the first subtropical public garden of the 21st century.

 GBCI launches EDGE Green Building Certification System

GBCI launches EDGE Green Building Certification System

Green building in India has new certification to drive market adoption.

New rating system guides sustainable landscape growth

New rating system guides sustainable landscape growth

Green Business Certification Inc. (GBCI) launched its newly acquired SITES rating system, the most comprehensive program and toolkit for developing sustainable landscapes.

Cladding system creates air barrier for better energy efficiency

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.

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