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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.

Demand, research drive ERV, HRV development

Demand, research drive ERV, HRV development

Improving efficiency, occupant comfort key as building envelopes tighten




Is Classroom Air Quality Hindering Learning?

Is Classroom Air Quality Hindering Learning?

Many schools are looking to close the achievement gap and foster learning among all students. Although processed foods, socio-economic conditions, ADHD, and learning disabilities are common culprits, environmental factors are often overlooked. Is indoor air quality a missing ingredient in promoting learning?

Russian Masonry Stove Heats High-Performance Home

Russian Masonry Stove Heats High-Performance Home

Many wood-burning appliances do not use wood efficiently and aren’t well suited for a high-performance house. When Chip Wick was envisioning his new home in Northport, Maine, he was inspired by using solar energy and locally-grown wood for power and heat.

Georgia Power, PulteGroup partner for first Smart Neighborhood in Atlanta

Georgia Power, PulteGroup partner for first Smart Neighborhood in Atlanta

Community of townhomes expected to open later this year

Show Home Designed for Multigenerational Living

Show Home Designed for Multigenerational Living

The home’s finishes, features and functionality address a need for a bold new blend of form and function to inspire families.

How Long Does It Take to Install an Energy Recovery Ventilator? 7 Points to Consider

How Long Does It Take to Install an Energy Recovery Ventilator? 7 Points to Consider

As the demand for high indoor air quality increases, builders and architects are interested in installing state-of-the-art ventilation systems in high-performance projects. This is an excellent opportunity to distinguish a contractor or design firm as a leader in innovative ventilation solutions.

New Fan Technology Battles Ventilation Problems Plaguing Home Builders

New Fan Technology Battles Ventilation Problems Plaguing Home Builders

While a home may be built with adequate ventilation strategies according to current building codes, performance may vary in the actual installation.




Zero Energy Certification Awarded to the Lincoln Net Positive Farmhouse

Zero Energy Certification Awarded to the Lincoln Net Positive Farmhouse

With more than two years of measured occupancy to date, the home unquestionably provides exceptional energy performance, consuming 70 percent less energy than a code-built house.

Two High Performance Homes Rise in Seattle Infill Neighborhood

Two High Performance Homes Rise in Seattle Infill Neighborhood

Two new industrial-modern style homes are just steps away from a popular area of artists, artisans, and manufacturers.

Multi-family Buildings and Ventilation

Multi-family Buildings and Ventilation

In most urban areas, developers, builders, architects, and investors are scrambling to keep up with the demand for multi-family dwellings. Energy-efficient multi-family buildings are growing in popularity as a way to boost comfort, reduce operating costs, and satisfy stringent building codes.

Ventilation for Better Buildings: Is My Home Too Tight?

Ventilation for Better Buildings: Is My Home Too Tight?

Say you’re building, or living in, a high-performance house with a well-sealed, well-insulated envelope. Sometime, somewhere, someone is going to ask the question, "Doesn't a house need to breathe?"

New Clip System for Easier HRV/ERV Installation

New Clip System for Easier HRV/ERV Installation

A new bayonet clip system for heat and energy recovery ventilators streamlines the installation process in single and multi-family homes.

Home Innovation Issues First NGBS Green Certification Based on 2015 NGBS

Home Innovation Issues First NGBS Green Certification Based on 2015 NGBS

As development of the 2018 version of the National Green Building Standard (NGBS) recently commenced, Home Innovation today issued its first NGBS Green certification of a home to the 2015 version of the standard. The Atlanta-area single-family home of designer...

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