As energy codes and consumer interest drive growth in high-performance home buildings, insulated concrete forms provide an attractive alternative to wood-frame construction.
For builders looking for ways to create high-performance homes efficiently, insulated concrete forms may be the answer. As the name implies, ICFs are EPS foam forms filled with concrete to form walls and foundations for home residential and commercial buildings....
Huber uses collaboration to increase relevancy in industry
At the 2017 Energy & Environmental Building Alliance High-Performance Home Summit in Atlanta, building professionals gathered to share information on the latest trends and technology.
Build tight and ventilate right is the mantra of high performance home building, but actually pulling that off can be challenging for builders.
This year's event used a new format of summits to give builders, manufacturers, raters, code officials and other professionals the opportunity to share tips and challenges with their peers.
While a home may be built with adequate ventilation strategies according to current building codes, performance may vary in the actual installation.
The homes are pre-wired for solar so buyers can opt to go fully net-zero energy.
There are many paths to creating an energy-efficient all assembly, and a new approach that relies on traditional techniques is gaining ground. The Extended Plate and Beam Wall offers a way to incorporate continuous insulation on the exterior of the home using standard wood framing.
While many municipalities are still using the 2009 Energy Codes, the 2018 editions are under preparation for use in the residential building industry.
EEBA summit provides chance for builders to learn, share ideas
'Whatever you build, they will buy'
Home buyers may not identify as wanting green homes, but they know what they want.
EPA uses EEBA to create synergy with those in green building industry
Builders use event to share ideas, learn new strategies
Millenials have high expectations for companies with which they interact.
EEBA provides a forum for building professionals to gather to share their successes and obstacles to building better homes.
A healthy home is a happy home, and a hot selling one as well.
Mini split ductless heat pumps are making waves in the high performance home market.
Lennox among several businesses at EEBA summit looking for progress industry