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.

Type: Guide

Sponsor: EEBA




Water Reuse: Trends in Residential Water Recycling and Grey Water Use

As water resources have been increasingly stressed by drought conditions, other shortages and overloaded municipal water treatment plants, water reuse and grey water have become two of the most common topics within the professional sector. This white paper takes a look at residential water reuse and some products that reduce water consumption.

Type: White Paper

Sponsor: Bio-Microbics




Creating a Building Envelope That Beats Code

In order to build a high performance home, builders need to embrace new technologies and techniques. The results can be greatly improved over traditional approaches. This white paper takes a look at some of the top things homebuilders should consider in choosing a wall system for the best building envelope.

Type: White Paper

Sponsor: Fox Blocks


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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.

Home Values Higher than Ever in Almost Half of Nation's Largest Markets

Strong labor markets and steady income growth have pushed up home values in the nation's hottest markets.

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.

Celebrating 115 Years of Air Conditioning

What do summer blockbuster movies, boxed chocolates and skyscrapers have in common?

Mini Splits Add HVAC to Historic Homes

Historic homes were often built before central heating and air conditioning was widely available, and many older homes have no ductwork at all.

Green Homes in Texas Add $25,000 Resale Value, Study Finds

In Texas, new homes built to LEED standards command an 8 percent premium.

Behind Closed Doors: Survey Takes A Fresh Look At What Your Fridge Says About You

One in four U.S. consumers hide junk food in the back.

Proud Green Home of Louisville Dazzles Local Media

In two months of spring and summer the home produced as much energy as it used.

Use Green Home Technology to Minimize Your Carbon Footprint

Innovative green home technology is making energy efficient and sustainable way of living more accessible than ever.

First Net Zero Energy Apartments Go Live in Los Angeles

It is the first project in Los Angeles where people can rent "eco-green" units.

HVAC Q&A: Mini Splits on the Move

Once the domain of add-on HVAC for remodeling or additions, ductless mini splits are now moving into the mainstream.

First Zero Energy Home in Detroit Under Construction

Phoenix Haus advertises the system as saving owners 90 percent on utilities over the home's lifetime.

Appraisers Have Improved Tool to Aid Valuation of Green Home Features

The objective of this Addendum is to standardize the communication of the high performance features of residential properties.

New Jersey High Rise Powered with Smart Controls

Real estate developers are doing everything they can to differentiate their apartment buildings as fashionable living centers for people of all ages.

1st Certified Passive House PLUS to Start Construction in Vancouver

The two story residence uses up to 90 percent less energy for heating and cooling than a code-built home.

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As energy-efficient technologies and materials become more mainstream, the cost of building a green home or owning one is declining. This Research Center will help you determine if going green is a good investment for you.

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