Stricter Residential Building Codes Drive Green Construction Acceptance

Stricter Residential Building Codes Drive Green Construction Acceptance

At the 2016 EEBA Conference and Expo, building science experts discussed the benefit of the incorporating green building techniques and outcomes into the IECC code, and the benefit of additional voluntary green building programs.

What's Next? Residential Construction Leaders Predict Green Building Trends

What's Next? Residential Construction Leaders Predict Green Building Trends

Some builders see high performance building as a differentiator in the market; others adopt a wait-and-see attitude.

Drywall Options Deliver Better Living in in Proud Green Home of Louisville

Drywall Options Deliver Better Living in in Proud Green Home of Louisville

Drywall products from CertainTeed are part of the package that will deliver a high performance home to its new owners.

Electric Radiant Floor Heating Warms the Proud Green Home of Louisville

Electric Radiant Floor Heating Warms the Proud Green Home of Louisville

There are many paths to sustainability, and the Proud Green Home of Louisville is traveling many of them.

Sustainable exterior options wrap the Proud Green Home of Louisville

Sustainable exterior options wrap the Proud Green Home of Louisville

At Su Verde (Italian for ‘About Green’), sustainably made exterior products are part of the home's green story, and will help it earn multiple high performance home certifications.

EEBA Excellence in Building Preview

EEBA Excellence in Building Preview

At the EEBA Local Toolbox Session in Phoenx, Arizona, Susan Buchan, executive director, gave an overview of the Excellence in Building Conference.

Award-winning builder sells the value of high performance homes

Award-winning builder sells the value of high performance homes

Many green homebuilders face the challenge of convincing buyers of the value of high performance.

A high performance thermal envelope starts at the foundation

A high performance thermal envelope starts at the foundation

To ensure the Proud Green Home of Louisville performs according to plan, it's being wrapped in insulation. The foundation incorporates foam forms, and most of the walls are insulated concrete forms as well. Builder Sy Safi of UberGreen Spaces &...

Proud Green Home of Louisville lays foundation for high performance living

Proud Green Home of Louisville lays foundation for high performance living

Insulating the foundation is one of the first steps to creating a quiet, comfortable, efficient home.

Shower head saves water with the flip of a lever

Shower head saves water with the flip of a lever

Sure, saving water is a great idea. But most people don't want to sacrifice their warm, soothing shower.

Smart thermostat delivers comfort in rooms that matter most

Smart thermostat delivers comfort in rooms that matter most

A single dumb thermostat is only as smart as the room it's in.

Get the look of cedar shakes without the work

Get the look of cedar shakes without the work

There's nothing like the look of a cedar shake roof, but no one likes the maintenance that goes with it.

Engineered slate tiles deliver long life and sustainability

Engineered slate tiles deliver long life and sustainability

Composite roofing products are designed to authentically replicate the look of a natural weathered cedar shake and shingles and slate.

Net zero pod home uses spray foam insulation for the thermal envelope

Net zero pod home uses spray foam insulation for the thermal envelope

Boatbuilder and architect crafts unique wooden net-zero home.

Proud Green Home of Louisville ground breaking starts deep green project

Proud Green Home of Louisville ground breaking starts deep green project

The latest Proud Green Home will rise in Louisville as part of the sustainable Norton Commons community.

 Green home market maturing as homeowners see value of high performance

Green home market maturing as homeowners see value of high performance

An architect with six Passive Houses under his belt is seeing homeowners come to value high performance homes at little to no extra costs.

IBS video: High performance windows are key to Passive House performance

IBS video: High performance windows are key to Passive House performance

With more homes being built to Passive House and other standards, builders have new options for high performance windows available in custom options.

IBS video: New Passive House window available in custom options

IBS video: New Passive House window available in custom options

There's a new option for Passive House and Energy Star windows on the market.

AHR a showcase of 'best' products (video)

AHR a showcase of 'best' products (video)

Such events provide opportunities for those inside and outside the heating, ventilation, cooling and refrigeration industries to see the latest technology and what is coming.

Factory built show home demonstrates the best in building technology

Factory built show home demonstrates the best in building technology

The 2015 Greenbuild Unity home, erected in just a few days on the expo floor, was designed to show case the state of the art of affordable high performance home building.

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