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With requirements for prescriptive continuous foam insulation R-value requirements outlined in the 2015 International Energy Conservation Code requirements, builders are looking for simple alternatives.
High performance design incorporates fresh air flow for comfort, indoor air quality, and efficiency.
To ensure the Proud Green Home of Louisville performs according to plan, it's being wrapped in insulation. The foundation incorporates foam forms, and most of the walls are insulated concrete forms as well. Builder Sy Safi of UberGreen Spaces &...
Insulating the foundation is one of the first steps to creating a quiet, comfortable, efficient home.
The building industry's shift to embrace green products is reflected in the winners of the 2016 PCBC Parade of products show.
Designing a high performance home is as much a work of art as it is a science.
The latest Proud Green Home will rise in Louisville as part of the sustainable Norton Commons community.
An architect with six Passive Houses under his belt is seeing homeowners come to value high performance homes at little to no extra costs.
Residential builders and remodelers who have experienced the pain of job delays or callbacks for squeaky subfloors will soon have access to a combination of subfloor products to combat squeaks.
The 2015 Greenbuild Unity home, erected in just a few days on the expo floor, was designed to show case the state of the art of affordable high performance home building.
As building codes incorporate continuous insulation, homebuilders are looking for techniques that won't add labor costs.
Huber Engineered Woods Expands AdvanTech® Flooring Warranty (Press Release)
CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Huber Engineered Woods, a leading manufacturer of innovative building solutions, has expanded its warranty for AdvanTech® flooring to cover two-layer floating subfloor applications in its lifetime limited warranty. The use of two-layer floating subfloors has steadily increased...
For any high performance home, windows are a major factor in the energy efficiency equation.
For the family moving into the Proud Green Home of St. Louis, indoor air quality was a high priority.
Football teams say they "must defend their house" during home games. For the Jacksonville Jaguars, that takes on a whole new meaning.
The homeowners wanted to reduce the risk of dust and mold in their new high performance home.
Here's a new take on a green home – the green is from the football field of the Jacksonville Jaguars.
It's easy being green; after all, there are many ways to design and build a high performance green home.
The next generation of building professionals toured a new high performance home to learn about technology and design.
Sheathing that can stand up to the weather helps builders deliver a better quality home.