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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.

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Sponsor: EEBA




Secrets to Creating Your High Performance Home

More and more homebuyers are looking for homes that perform well, in addition to providing a comfortable, engaging place to live. And homebuilders are rising to meet the demand. Green builders are incorporating energy, water and resource efficiency, improved indoor air quality and sustainable and locally sourced products into their projects.

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Homeowner’s and Builder’s Guide to Energy Efficient Water Heating

Selecting the right water heater for a home can have an ongoing impact on energy bills, as well as home comfort. This guide reviews some recent changes affecting the industry and how homeowners, builders, and contractors can select the best water heater for a home.

Type: Guide

Sponsor: Bradford White Water Heaters


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3 Tips for Environmentally Friendly Bathroom Remodeling

More than any other room in the house, bathrooms are resource hogs.

ABC Green Home 3.0 Prepares for California's Net Zero Energy Regulations

This futuristic home will serve as a learning tool as California prepares to meet the 2020 mandates that require all new homes to be Net Zero Energy.

NYC Luxury Condo First to Earn WELL Multifamily Certification

Manhattan is home to 21W20 luxury condominiums, the first WELL Multifamily residential certified building in the world. Sited in the heart of the Flatiron District in New York City, 21W20 was announced as the world's first residential project to be...

Make Every Day Earth Day: Take the LED Pledge

It’s a simple purchase you can make for $5 or less that’ll pay big dividends for the environment.

St. Louis Builder Offers Net Zero Homes

The team at Hibbs Homes is rolling out a new option for home owners looking to build a better home.

Zero Energy Ready Certified Homes Passes 1000 (Video)

The DOE promotes ZERH homes as "the home of the future," a home that lives, works, and lasts better.

Should I Invest in an Energy Star Water Heater?

According to Energy Star, there are two reasons to consider high-efficiency water heaters: saving money and helping the environment.

Construction Begins at Whisper Valley Eco Smart Community

All of the homes will be capable of achieving the carbon-neutral standard promoted by the city of Austin for all new construction homes,


Green Home Remodeling Still a Good Investment

Even without tax credits, there are still good investments to be made in remodeling a home to be more energy efficient.

Two Eco Friendly Multifamily Developments Rise in Cleveland

TheRiverSouth homes incorporate smart home and high performance home technology and building techniques.

Rocky Mountain Low: Colorado Passive House Battles Winter Temps

High in the Hogback Mountains of Colorado, a 1,200-square foot dwelling is said to be the first Passive House in Colorado.

Seattle Developer Completes 3 Net Zero Ready Homes

The builder’s goal is to build every home with the ability to produce the same amount of energy as it consumes.

Colorado Mountain Retreat Designed for Net Zero Living

The striking, sustainable weekend getaway located near Allenspark, Colorado was designed to reflect and amplify the setting at 9,000 feet above sea level.

Arizona Builder Launches 2 LEED Certified Developments

Maracay officials say this makes the company the only large-scale homebuilder in metro Phoenix building homes to achieve LEED certification.

Decorative Ventilation Fan Lights Offer Better Ventilation and Beautiful Design

Available in contemporary, transitional or traditional styles, the new decorative designs of the InVent Series will match any home aesthetic.

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Look for the Energy Star certification on a wide variety of energy-efficient products for green homes. Stay up to date on the latest news from Energy Star designed to save homeowners money and reduce demand for energy from fossil fuels.

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