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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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.

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Sponsor: EEBA




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.

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Sponsor: Fox Blocks


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Report: States and Cities Can Find Common Ground in Expanding Housing Opportunities

Rising housing costs are creating hardships for millions of U.S. households and taking a toll on economic growth.

Cincinnati LEED Home Reflects Power of Tax Incentives to Spur Green Building

Because of the tax abatements, nearly every new home in Cincinnati is LEED Certified.

New Urbanism Designer Joining EEBA Summit Panel

One panel discussion will feature professionals from the greater Atlanta market, one of the hotbeds for sustainable development and home building.

USGBC Names LEED Homes Award Winners

The LEED Homes Award recipients include multi-family, single-family and affordable housing projects and companies that are trailblazers in the residential sector.

Modern Homes Take Center Stage in Vancouver

The Modern Architecture + Design Society brings its Modern Home Tour back to Vancouver for the 5th year in a row.

Low-Income Renters Struggle to Afford the Least Expensive Apartments

From 2011 to 2016, rents increased much more than incomes did, and this is especially evident at the lower end of the market.

Washington, DC Named First LEED Platinum City in the World

Washington, DC’s LEED Platinum certification recognizes the outcomes, rather than intent, of the city’s leadership in creating a sustainable and resilient built environment.

Study: What is a Water View in Miami Worth?

Property owners in South Florida are looking to immerse themselves in everything Miami has to offer.

Video | Six Reasons to Build a Zero Energy Ready Home

Zero energy homes are some of the most energy efficient homes on the planet.

Honolulu Wellness Certified Residence Features Living Wall

The first Hawaii “Well” home by Delos focuses on purity of air, water and lighting systems.

Demand for HERS Ratings Grows Through 2017

Not only is there an increase in the number of HERS rated homes, but the energy performance of those homes built is increasing.

Green Organizations Push Canada to Adopt Ultra Energy Efficient Building Codes

The Pan-Canadian Framework set the stage for bold action in the building sector, with a number of key commitments that will offer some of the lowest cost, most rapidly achievable GHG reductions.

DOE Announces Winners of Housing Innovation Awards

This year's winners include 26 homes across 5 housing categories from 24 builders.

Environmentally Friendly Compound on Nantucket Hits the Market

Powered entirely by cutting edge solar technology, this net zero home also utilizes geothermal innovation for heating and cooling sources.

Real Estate Groups Expanding Green Features in MLS

One of the keys to increasing consumer awareness of green or high performance homes is adding that information to Multiple Listing Service descriptions for homes in local markets.

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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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