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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Home Builders Use the HERS Ratings for ERI Compliance

Each point on the ERI scale represents a 1 percent change in the relative energy efficiency of the building.

Wiser Energy System Empowers Home Owners to Manage their Energy Use

With more states moving toward variable rate plans and surge pricing, when energy is consumed is almost as important as how much energy is used.

Are Passive Houses the Future of High Performance Homes?

Common myths are that passive homes are too stuffy and that the walls are too thick.

Eco-Friendly Ideas for Homeowners

It's about an attitude and behavior shift that everyone needs to make and small changes that will make a big difference.

Solving the sales puzzle

Experts offer strategies for selling high-performance structures

Study: Green Homes Save Twice As Much Energy As Anticipated

Certified homes used up to 40% less electricity than non-certified homes, in some cases making Built Green homes twice as efficient as predicted.

Art of selling high performance hinges on investment balance

Energy modeling among strategies for builders to help customers, based on their budgets, determine best expenditures

Arizona Green Builder Turns New Neighborhood into an Energy Grid

Jasper's colossal footprint of stored sunlight energy will be on a scale never-before-seen in the world when considering residential energy storage in a single planned community.

NAHB Study: Green Home Building Continues to Gain Traction

At least one third of single family and multifamily builders who were surveyed said that green building is a significant portion of their overall activity.

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.

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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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