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




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

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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Healthy Homes Gaining Priority in Green Home Strategies

A healthy home is a happy home, and a hot selling one as well.




Two High Performance Homes Rise in Seattle Infill Neighborhood

Two new industrial-modern style homes are just steps away from a popular area of artists, artisans, and manufacturers.

Home Builders Use the HERS Ratings for ERI Compliance

Each point on the ERI scale represents a 1 percent change in the relative energy efficiency of the building.

LEED For Homes Reduces Wait for Certification

A new process makes it faster for builders to certify multiple homes built to the same model.




LEED and DOE Offer Dual Path Green Home Certifications

It's easier than ever for a builder to have a home certified under both programs.




Developers and Builders Going All In on Geothermal Heating and Cooling

A growing number of homebuilders and developers are using geothermal HVAC to differentiate their homes and neighborhoods in the tight new home market.

Pre Fab LEED Certifiable Homes Built to Weather Florida Hurricanes

Designed for tropical and subtropical environments, the two new models are constructed from 18-gauge steel and concrete.

USGBC Names Mirabella 2017 Power Builder of the Year

The LEED award recognizes developments "trailblazing" the pursuit of green housing.

Cornell Tech Passive House Uses Duct Sealing for Energy-Efficient HVAC System

Unlike traditional duct sealing, aeroseal works from the inside of the ducts to seal leaks.

Are Passive Houses the Future of High Performance Homes?

Common myths are that passive homes are too stuffy and that the walls are too thick.

Study: Green Homes Save Twice As Much Energy As Anticipated

Certified homes used up to 40% less electricity than non-certified homes, in some cases making Built Green homes twice as efficient as predicted.

High Performance Homes Earns 3rd Housing Innovation Award

Originating from a production home, the French Country architectural design was customized according to the homeowner’s desires.

Survey: What Buyers Want in a Small Home

As you’d expect, buyers of larger homes tend to insist on more features in their homes.

NAHB Study: Green Home Building Continues to Gain Traction

At least one third of single family and multifamily builders who were surveyed said that green building is a significant portion of their overall activity.

First Net-Zero Condos Slated for Ithaca NY

Combining cutting edge green technology with a walkable location, a car-free or car-light lifestyle is easily attainable.

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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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