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.

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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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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


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Pinewood Forrest is First Large-Scale All Geothermal Community in the U.S. | Video

In addition to environmental benefits, geothermal systems provide significant aesthetic advantages.

Historic Home Renovations Use Modern Appliances

Today the term historic home has different meanings to different people.

Cincinnati LEED Home Reflects Power of Tax Incentives to Spur Green Building

Because of the tax abatements, nearly every new home in Cincinnati is LEED Certified.

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.

USGBC Names LEED Homes Award Winners

The LEED Homes Award recipients include multi-family, single-family and affordable housing projects and companies that are trailblazers in the residential sector.

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.

Video | Six Reasons to Build a Zero Energy Ready Home

Zero energy homes are some of the most energy efficient homes on the planet.

Demand for HERS Ratings Grows Through 2017

Not only is there an increase in the number of HERS rated homes, but the energy performance of those homes built is increasing.

Green Organizations Push Canada to Adopt Ultra Energy Efficient Building Codes

The Pan-Canadian Framework set the stage for bold action in the building sector, with a number of key commitments that will offer some of the lowest cost, most rapidly achievable GHG reductions.

DOE Announces Winners of Housing Innovation Awards

This year's winners include 26 homes across 5 housing categories from 24 builders.

Environmentally Friendly Compound on Nantucket Hits the Market

Powered entirely by cutting edge solar technology, this net zero home also utilizes geothermal innovation for heating and cooling sources.

Arizona Production Builder Adopts Envelope Air Sealing Technology

Aerobarrier technology recently completed final field trials where it was used to seal the envelopes of hundreds of homes.

Florida Builder Uses New Concrete Stud Wall System

A panelized exterior wall system contributes to a high performing thermal envelope and can help meet net-zero energy goals.

Green Building Coalition certifies 15,000 projects as ‘Florida Green’

Builders and developers across Florida have found our criteria to be very effective and easy to implement.

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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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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