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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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.

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Sponsor: EEBA


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.

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Sponsor: Fox Blocks


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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.




Award Winning Home Builder Still Learning New Ways to Excel

Award Winning Home Builder Still Learning New Ways to Excel

The value of the EEBA High Performance Home Summit for builders is in the gathering of like-minded pros to share the latest knowledge.




Atlanta Builder Learns A Better Way to Build

Atlanta Builder Learns A Better Way to Build

Once builders learn there's a way to build a better building, there's no turning back.




Building a Brand May Be the Biggest Challenge for Builders

Building a Brand May Be the Biggest Challenge for Builders

While more buyers are making home performance a part of their decision process, a home has to offer more than that.




Denver Home Builder Transitioned To High Performance Homes To Thrive In The Market

Denver Home Builder Transitioned To High Performance Homes To Thrive In The Market

Thrive Home Builders, an award-winning residential builder, began offering solar power on its homes to stand out in the competitive Denver market.




Home Builders Share Hard Won Knowledge at EEBA

Home Builders Share Hard Won Knowledge at EEBA

The 2017 Energy & Environmental Building Alliance (EEBA) High Performance Home Summit in Atlanta drew builders and other professionals to share their knowledge.




Habitat for Humanity Adopts High Performance Home Building

Habitat for Humanity Adopts High Performance Home Building

Low cost of living is just as important as the purchase cost.




ICFs Turning Up in Award Winning Homes

ICFs Turning Up in Award Winning Homes

For builders looking for ways to create high-performance homes efficiently, insulated concrete forms may be the answer. As the name implies, ICFs are EPS foam forms filled with concrete to form walls and foundations for home residential and commercial buildings....




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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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