By including continuous exterior insulation in a wall assembly, builders can deliver a better performing home.
12 test homes are revealing some of the secrets behind the best wall systems.
Consumer care of indoor air quality and indoor health will drive the development of HVAC and refrigeration products that are more efficient and sustainable.
The Extended Plate and Beam design features innovative framing techniques, exterior rigid foam and weatherization products.
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.
Whether a homeowner is updating the home exterior for their own enjoyment or for resale, "Killer Curb Appeal" has benefits for both.
As building codes come to emphasize insulation and air sealing, home builders are looking for affordable wall systems.
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.
While net zero energy for homes has been growing in popularity, net zero water use is the next frontier for high performance homes.
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.
Homeowners can blend indoor and outdoor living without compromising safety.
In the Net Zero Zone at Greenbuild 2015, companies demonstrated their ability to operate from renewable energy at the Washington Convention Center.
As building codes come to adopt exterior continuous insulation requirements, new options with familiar products are entering the marketplace.
As building codes incorporate continuous insulation, homebuilders are looking for techniques that won't add labor costs.
As building codes call for tighter homes, continuous ventilation helps keeps occupants comfortable and saves energy.
Recirculation pumps can slash wasted water and energy, and also deliver hot water right when home occupants want it.
Builders know the devil is in the details, and window and siding sealant can help get those details right.
For any high performance home, windows are a major factor in the energy efficiency equation.
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 heating and cooling ranks as one of the most energy efficient options for all types of homes.