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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




Complete Building Intelligence System

This diagram from PowerWise Systems shows the complete building intelligence system that allows homeowners to monitor circuit-level electricity, building environment conditions, a wide variety of flow, fluid level, water, and gas. Customers can also monitor performance of PV, wind power,...

Type: Infographic

Sponsor: PowerWise Systems




Energy Management

PowerWise Systems energy management and building intelligence solutions allow homeowners to: Know your energy costs in detail Create efficient equipment schedules Keep heating an cooling costs down Receive equipment failure warnings Analyze detailed usage by circuit

Type: Fact Sheet

Sponsor: PowerWise Systems


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Is It Time for a Home Ventilation Revolution?

Joseph Lstiburek discusses the challenges and some of the barriers facing the industry through building codes and guidelines that actually may be leading to worse indoor air quality.

Beware Energy Scrooges This Holiday Season

The popularity of miscellaneous devices and equipment means that they account for a significant and growing portion of building energy consumption.

What's the Price of the Most Famous House in the World?

The home has never been sold and is not on the market.

Drafts and Poor Insulation Create Both Discomfort and Familial Strife

A new survey found that uncomfortable homes caused not only physical discomfort, but emotional discomfort as well.

NYC Targets Energy Efficiency for Apartment Buildings

The new program offers a no-cost, 30-hour training program for small, multifamily building maintenance staff.

Prefabricated Passive House Hits the Production Line

Elizabeth’s Passive House will be assembled on an 8.7 acre lot adjacent to the 23 acre lot where her parent’s Post and Beam Passive Solar Home sits.

Manufactured Home Builder Highlights Energy Efficiency Features

Affordable, manufactured housing can be as energy efficient as a super green custom built home for a lot less money.

Most HVAC Installations Leak; Energy Star Has a Fix

The new program, called ENERGY STAR Verified HVAC Installation (ESVI), was designed to place new emphasis on the importance of duct sealing and other best practices .

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.


New Ontario Building Codes Mandate Drain Water Heat Recovery

New residential building codes in Ontario mandate a 15 percent increase in energy performance, including the use of a vertical drain water heat recovery system.

Solar Community Makes Net Zero the New Normal

By meeting Built Green’s rigorous green standards, Lakeview exceeds the already high Washington State energy code by more than 50%.

Does Your Home Need an Energy Star Makeover? Use This Guide

A local expert in Home Performance with ENERGY STAR can help you uncover the potential of your home.

How a HERS Rating Can Save Money on Your Energy Bill

The HERS Index is a number that tells homeowners and homebuyers how energy efficient a home is, and how much they should expect to spend on heating and cooling costs.

Well Building Institute Marks Growth of Healthy Building Standards

The world’s first building standard focused exclusively on the effects of the built environment on human health and well-being has triggered new innovations in building practices, design and development.

EEBA Excellence in Building Conference Opens in Dallas

The Energy & Environmental Building Alliance (EEBA) is a recognized leader for education and collaboration on sustainable building practices.

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An energy audit is often the first step to creating a truly energy efficient home. Energy audits can be performed by professionals, but are increasingly done by homeowners with the assistance of auditing devices that operate 24/7 within the home.

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