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


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.

Type: Guide




High Performance Homes, No More Cost

High Performance Homes, No More Cost

Energy-efficient and healthy don’t have to mean expensive. Our editors have compiled these top real-world strategies to live the way you want to at a price you can afford.

Type: Guide

Sponsor: EEBA


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Why are these green homes 96% better than other houses?

Why are these green homes 96% better than other houses?

Each home was tested by an independent third party energy rater to develop a HERS Index score.

A look at the spray foam insulation and wall systems in the net zero energy Jacobson house

A look at the spray foam insulation and wall systems in the net zero energy Jacobson house

The home and insulation installer were recognized with a 2018 Industry Excellence Award, winning first prize in the Residential Wall category.

Net zero commercial building lease will share energy savings

Net zero commercial building lease will share energy savings

The lease includes annual energy reviews to drive continuous improvement in the building's operation.

NYC's first Passive House apartment building open for rent

NYC's first Passive House apartment building open for rent

Because they are built to such a high level of airtightness, the apartments use heat from daily activities such as laundry to help warm the home.

Go behind the scenes of the first Passive House in Texas

Go behind the scenes of the first Passive House in Texas

Electricity use averaged $1 per day, even with the air conditioning set at 71 degrees.

EPA honors LG Electronics as Energy Star Partner of the Year

EPA honors LG Electronics as Energy Star Partner of the Year

LG was first recognized as ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year in 2012.

5 Secrets To Choosing The Best Windows For Your Home

5 Secrets To Choosing The Best Windows For Your Home

The overwhelming majority of windows and doors manufactured have an NFRC label.

Video | Passive House Documentary ‘Superhouse’ Now on Amazon Prime

Video | Passive House Documentary ‘Superhouse’ Now on Amazon Prime

The documentary from Together Magic Films explores the Passive House movement, a new development in home building technology, and how it can help address problems of climate change and the future of our planet.

Geothermal Community Builds 200th Home

Geothermal Community Builds 200th Home

Geothermal heating and cooling eliminates the need for outdoor air conditioning units and reduces noise while allowing for more space for residents to enjoy the outdoors

Buyers Paying More for High Performance Homes in North Carolina

Buyers Paying More for High Performance Homes in North Carolina

Builders and homeowners receive a net positive financial return on the sometimes added up-front costs of energy efficient, green or high-performance features.

Actually, This Net Zero Home Produces More Energy Than It Uses

Actually, This Net Zero Home Produces More Energy Than It Uses

Settled in the old Seattle neighborhood amidst 100-year-old craftsman style homes, the 3-story, 2,117 square-foot contemporary home stands out as a testament to maximum efficiency.

Green Home Becomes 2nd Living Certified House in the World

Green Home Becomes 2nd Living Certified House in the World

They have succeeded in creating a home that will still be standing 200 years from now and will still be regenerative to the surrounding ecosystem.

Three New Green Homes Rising in Walkable Seattle Neighborhoods

Three New Green Homes Rising in Walkable Seattle Neighborhoods

This combined suite of green features gives each home the ability to reach  net-zero energy use with the addition of solar panels.

Composite Roof Tiles Stand Up to Hurricane Irma

Composite Roof Tiles Stand Up to Hurricane Irma

Construction on the home was finished just a few weeks before the hurricane hit.

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.

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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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