Continuous wall insulation fights off moisture and energy loss

Continuous wall insulation fights off moisture and energy loss

By including continuous exterior insulation in a wall assembly, builders can deliver a better performing home.

Test homes reveal the secrets of high performance construction

Test homes reveal the secrets of high performance construction

12 test homes are revealing some of the secrets behind the best wall systems.

A peek at the future of HVAC, refrigeration (video)

A peek at the future of HVAC, refrigeration (video)

Consumer care of indoor air quality and indoor health will drive the development of HVAC and refrigeration products that are more efficient and sustainable.

Wall assembly designed to boost insulation using traditional techniques

Wall assembly designed to boost insulation using traditional techniques

The Extended Plate and Beam design features innovative framing techniques, exterior rigid foam and weatherization products.

AHR a showcase of 'best' products (video)

AHR a showcase of 'best' products (video)

Such events provide opportunities for those inside and outside the heating, ventilation, cooling and refrigeration industries to see the latest technology and what is coming.

IBS video: Home exteriors designed for curb appeal and performance

IBS video: Home exteriors designed for curb appeal and performance

Whether a homeowner is updating the home exterior for their own enjoyment or for resale, "Killer Curb Appeal" has benefits for both.

New wall assembly cuts building costs and boosts energy efficiency

New wall assembly cuts building costs and boosts energy efficiency

As building codes come to emphasize insulation and air sealing, home builders are looking for affordable wall systems.

Factory built show home demonstrates the best in building technology

Factory built show home demonstrates the best in building technology

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.

Net zero energy demonstration house moving to net zero water operation

Net zero energy demonstration house moving to net zero water operation

While net zero energy for homes has been growing in popularity, net zero water use is the next frontier for high performance homes.

Cradle to Cradle certifications reveal product transparency

Cradle to Cradle certifications reveal product transparency

Architects, builders, and consumers can look for building and household products that have met certifications for lifecycle and material health from the Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute.

Sliding doors blend indoor and outdoor living

Sliding doors blend indoor and outdoor living

Homeowners can blend indoor and outdoor living without compromising safety.

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.

Closed cell spray foam delivers continuous insulation to meet building codes

Closed cell spray foam delivers continuous insulation to meet building codes

As building codes come to adopt exterior continuous insulation requirements, new options with familiar products are entering the marketplace.

Insulated sheathing fights thermal bridging in the building envelope

Insulated sheathing fights thermal bridging in the building envelope

As building codes incorporate continuous insulation, homebuilders are looking for techniques that won't add labor costs.

Energy recovery ventilators keep high performance homes comfortable

Energy recovery ventilators keep high performance homes comfortable

As building codes call for tighter homes, continuous ventilation helps keeps occupants comfortable and saves energy.

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.

High performance sealant tackles the tough building envelope details

High performance sealant tackles the tough building envelope details

Builders know the devil is in the details, and window and siding sealant can help get those details right.

High performance home features high performance fiberglass windows

High performance home features high performance fiberglass windows

For any high performance home, windows are a major factor in the energy efficiency equation.

Energy Star Appliances and Electronics at the heart of the Proud Green Home of St. Louis

Energy Star Appliances and Electronics at the heart of the Proud Green Home of St. Louis

The owners of the Proud Green Home of St. Louis wanted to make their home energy efficient, and a host of appliances and electronics from LG Electronics are helping them do just that.

Geothermal HVAC meets homeowners' desires for IAQ and comfort

Geothermal HVAC meets homeowners' desires for IAQ and comfort

Geothermal heating and cooling ranks as one of the most energy efficient options for all types of homes.

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