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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




Nanotechnology: The Future of Proven, Efficient Home Heating and Comfort

Nanotechnology research has been rapidly intensifying in several fields such as biomedical, optical and electronics. Now it is being used to create an efficient heating source inside of homes and buildings. The white paper explains what nanotechnology is and how it is transforming the way we heat our living spaces.

Type: White Paper

Sponsor: STEP Warmfloor




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


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Great Green Home | Hyland Village by Thrive Home Builders

Teaming with the U.S. Department of Energy has been a successful partnership for Denver-based production builder Thrive Home Builders.

Great Green Home | The Saragossa Innovation Home by Habitat for Humanity

The South Sarasota Habitat for Humanity affiliate has constructed 21 DOE Zero Energy Ready-labeled homes to date including one home, the Saragossa Innovation Home in Venice, Florida, that won a 2016 DOE Housing Innovation Award.

Great Green Home | Birch House by Bundle Design Studio

This living laboratory is a home performance triple-play: zero energy, zero water, and zero sewer. Solar panels produce more power than the highly efficient home uses in a year, while rain water provides all of the home’s water supply and waste water is disposed on site.

Great Green Home | 19th Avenue by TC Legend Homes

When a net-zero-energy home can be built at a cost on par with traditional construction, everyone wins. TC Legend Homes is helping to usher in a new era of green construction in which home owners don’t have to choose between cutting-edge efficiency and staying on budget.

Great Green Home | Taylor Street by Greenhill Contracting

Aebi’s five homes in the Green Acres development in the Village of New Paltz, New York, achieved Home Energy Rating System (HERS) scores of about 25 before adding solar photovoltaic panels, and net zero energy scores of -1 to -7 after adding PV.

Great Green Home | TREE at EcoVillage by AquaZephyr

One reason people choose to live in the EcoVillage co-housing community is the community’s commitment to sustainability. That commitment to sustainability, especially sustainable energy-efficient construction, is one reason why builder Kendall Carpenter of AquaZephyr, LLC, wanted to work on the co-communal housing project.

The World's Tallest Home on the Market - and It's Solar Powered

With its Star Wars and Batman similarities, it is also one of the most futuristic homes in the world.

Great Green Home | Morton Road by Sunroc Builders

The family living in builder Scott Willemsen’s latest high-performance home are “more than pleased” with their monthly utility bills. The utilities in their new 1,407-ft² all-electric home in Lakeland, Florida, average less than $70/month.

Green Home Ready for Pre-Dry Wall Open House

The Green Shortz Green House is targeted for LEED for Homes, EarthCraft, and Zero Energy Ready Home certification.

Great Green Home | Eco 3 Greenfill by BrightLeaf Homes

Attention to detail has helped BrightLeaf Homes turn standard building materials and a straightforward design into an extremely high-performing home at a remarkably competitive price.

Great Green Home | ICF Home by Charis Homes

Charis Homes built the first U.S. Department of Energy Zero Energy Ready certified home in the state of Ohio. The high-performance home, completed in 2015 in Richfield, Ohio, also earned Charis Homes its first Housing Innovation Award from DOE.

Great Green Home | Dominica Way by Amaris Homes

When you think of home building in the “land of 10,000 lakes,” water conservation may not be the first thing that comes to mind, but for the home buyers of this award-winning custom home, who were recent transplants from drought-stricken...

Great Green Home | The Villas at Rocketts Landing by Health-E-Community Enterprises of Virginia

Getting acknowledged as builder of the most energy-efficient home in the state was not good enough for Jay Epstein, owner of Health-E-Community Enterprises of Virginia. When he heard about the U.

Great Green Home | Sonny Boy Lane by Insulsteel Building Enclosures

When a rare tornado touched down on Johns Island on the coast of South Carolina, all of the homes in its path sustained considerable damage except for one–a two-story, 3,756-ft² custom home built by Insulsteel of South Carolina, LLC, to the criteria of the U.S. Department of Energy’s Zero Energy Ready Home program.

Great Green Home | United Veterans Beacon House by United Way of Long Island

United Way built this 1,890-square-foot home in Deer Park, Long Island, New York, to the performance criteria of the DOE Zero Energy Ready Home (ZERH) program. The United Way home’s average projected utility bills will be less than $60 a month thanks to a solar photovoltaic system and a high-performance building envelope.

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