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


Why Wouldn't You...

Why Wouldn't You...

If you could incorporate a roof system that the market requests and regulations mandate, provided leading-edge efficiency and simplicity and all with no more cost...Why Wouldn't You?

Type: Presentation

Sponsor: 3 IN 1 ROOF


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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2017's LEED-ing sustainable homes recognized

2017's LEED-ing sustainable homes recognized

Innovative projects, developers, builders showcased in annual USGBC awards

3 advantages to building with LEED materials

3 advantages to building with LEED materials

Green approach contributes efficiency, value, sustainability risk

LEEDing Tiny house joins green buzz

LEEDing Tiny house joins green buzz

Structure meant to serve as example of sustainable building on small scale

Savona, Italy, Europe's first LEED-certified city

Savona, Italy, Europe's first LEED-certified city

Community becomes third to earn recognition, joining Washington, D.C., and Phoenix

Three-tower mixed-use complex in Tel Aviv earns LEED Platinum

Three-tower mixed-use complex in Tel Aviv earns LEED Platinum

Landmark TLV will create an unparalleled work-live-play experience for Tel Aviv's thriving start-up, tech, and entrepreneurial business culture and its major players.

Affordable housing project built for net-zero energy

Affordable housing project built for net-zero energy

The Affordable Housing Alliance knew that utility costs were a large part of what made older manufactured homes expensive for residents.

Survey: green homes do not always cost more

Survey: green homes do not always cost more

Many buyers have come to expect standard features, and homes integrating specialty green features are becoming more mainstream.

Does your neighborhood rank in the top 10 list for green homes?

Does your neighborhood rank in the top 10 list for green homes?

Nationwide, homes with green features are selling for higher prices.

Building green? Don't compromise your home's style

Building green? Don't compromise your home's style

The design of this home exceeds California Title 24 energy efficiency standards by 52.5 percent.

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.

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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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