High Performance Homes, No More Cost

High Performance Homes, No More Cost

This Best Practices document will provide many new real-world strategies and approaches to building a better high performance home without additional cost.

Type: Guide

Sponsor: EEBA


Secrets to Creating Your High Performance Home

Secrets to Creating Your High Performance Home

More and more homebuyers are looking for homes that perform well, in addition to providing a comfortable, engaging place to live. And homebuilders are rising to meet the demand. Green builders are incorporating energy, water and resource efficiency, improved indoor air quality and sustainable and locally sourced products into their projects.

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Battle the Elements with Resilient Homes Built with Insulated Concrete Forms

Battle the Elements with Resilient Homes Built with Insulated Concrete Forms

Insurance companies, state regulators and government agencies are providing significant insurance discounts for homes built to new, more resilient standards like the FORTIFIED Home standard. This white paper covers one popular approach to building a storm-resilient home — using insulated concrete forms (ICFs) for the wall assembly and foundation.

Type: White Paper

Sponsor: Fox Blocks


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Thank A Framer Campaign Takes Aim at Construction Labor Shortage

Thank A Framer Campaign Takes Aim at Construction Labor Shortage

From 2006 through 2011, the construction industry lost 2.3 million jobs, and many of those people have since found other employment.

Phoenix Apartment Project Earns NGBS certification

Phoenix Apartment Project Earns NGBS certification

NGBS provides practices for the design, construction, and certification of green multifamily residential buildings.

RESNET Produces Video on Appraisers and the HERS Index

RESNET Produces Video on Appraisers and the HERS Index

A key feature of the partnership is the development of a portal to provide access to residential real estate appraisers.

Mixed-Income 100-Unit Development Built With Passive House Standards and Resilient Features

Mixed-Income 100-Unit Development Built With Passive House Standards and Resilient Features

The project was also constructed with the resiliency features to provide added safety for residents during and after major storms.

1890s Tiny House Transformed into LEED Resource Center

1890s Tiny House Transformed into LEED Resource Center

After being moved three times, this historic home now serves as a community resource center for historic preservation.

Mass. heads 2017 top 10 states for LEED

Mass. heads 2017 top 10 states for LEED

Annual ranking puts state at No. 1 for second straight year

Variable Speed Geothermal Unit Makes it Easier to Go Net Zero

Variable Speed Geothermal Unit Makes it Easier to Go Net Zero

Similar to cruise control in a car, the variable-speed water-to-water accelerates and decelerates continuously.

California's Net Zero Mandate Is Shaking Up the Home Building Industry

California's Net Zero Mandate Is Shaking Up the Home Building Industry

Under the California Energy Efficiency Strategic Plan, the state has ambitious goals for the development of zero net energy buildings.

Air Sealing Leads to Record Breaking HERS Index for The New American Home

Air Sealing Leads to Record Breaking HERS Index for The New American Home

On display as part of the 2018 International Builders' Show in Orlando, The New American Home showcases industry best practices, innovative design concepts, state-of-the-art products and the latest construction techniques.

Show Home Designed for Multigenerational Living

Show Home Designed for Multigenerational Living

The home’s finishes, features and functionality address a need for a bold new blend of form and function to inspire families.

Arizona Homebuilder Takes The 'LEED' In Green Homebuilding

Arizona Homebuilder Takes The 'LEED' In Green Homebuilding

In 2017, Maracay introduced three neighborhoods containing homes with the opportunity for LEED certification.

A Look Back: Best of 2017 Green Building Trends

A Look Back: Best of 2017 Green Building Trends

Here's a look back at some of the top trends of the past year, based on our conversations with builders, architects, manufacturers and other professionals in the industry.

Affordable Energy Efficient Housing Vital for Urban Redevelopment

Affordable Energy Efficient Housing Vital for Urban Redevelopment

Diverse housing stock will play an important role in the neighborhood revitalization strategy.




Think you have a high-performing home? Ask your real estate agent these three questions

Think you have a high-performing home? Ask your real estate agent these three questions

High-performing homes are like high-performing cars: they provide an enhanced quality of life for people who own them.

Moving to High Performance Home Building is Worth the Learning Curve

Moving to High Performance Home Building is Worth the Learning Curve

As home energy codes drive performance, builders will have to find ways to build homes that meet those codes.




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Learn about the many certifications and accreditations that are available in the green home market, including USGBC LEED, Energy Star, Partnership for Advancing Housing Technology (PATH), Cradle to Cradle (C2C), Greenguard, Green Seal and more.

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