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

Urban Development Uses Geothermal Heating and Cooling for Green Living

Located on just more than three acres, Washington Village is a net-zero community in the heart of North Boulder, Colorado. One of the homes uses a very tightly sealed building envelope and a ground source heat pump to deliver net-zero performance. This case study looks at the systems used to make this such a high performance home.

Type: Case Study

Ply Gem Windows are a Featured Element of The Proud Green Home at Serenbe

This white paper explores how Ply Gem Windows are making The Proud Green Home at Serenbe a beautiful net-zero home.

Type: White Paper

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Great Green Home | Casa Aguila by Alliance Green Builders

They say every man’s home is his castle. This single-story stucco-and-glass house atop a hill above California’s San Pasqual Valley may not look very castle-like, but the home was built with a host of features that make it a veritable fortress against wildfires.

$2 billion sustainable development opens in Texas

Whisper Valley homes offer latest tech, energy-saving features

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

To fulfill a “healthy housing for all” vision, United Way began constructing homes to meet the guidelines of the U.S. Department of Energy Zero Energy Ready Home program in 2014, and has certified five homes so far, including this one.

Top high-performance builders share strategies

Focusing on 'details,' developing sales staff key to success

Great Green Home | The Depot Neighborhood by Habitat for Humanity

The Habitat for Humanity, Grand Traverse Region has an inspiring vision for its Depot Neighborhood begun in Traverse City, Michigan - to build each of the community’s single-family homes to be truly affordable homes that harvest and produce all the energy they need over the course of a year.

Solving the sales puzzle

Experts offer strategies for selling high-performance structures

Art of selling high performance hinges on investment balance

Energy modeling among strategies for builders to help customers, based on their budgets, determine best expenditures

AHR Expo announces 2018 innovation award winners

Honors recognize some of most inventive products, systems and technologies

High Performance Homes Earns 3rd Housing Innovation Award

Originating from a production home, the French Country architectural design was customized according to the homeowner’s desires.

Survey: What Buyers Want in a Small Home

As you’d expect, buyers of larger homes tend to insist on more features in their homes.

Great Green Home | The Emery by Addison Homes

“Minimizing environmental impact while maximizing home owner value” is one way Addison Homes sums up its construction philosophy.

Great Green Home | Glendale by Kalamazoo Valley Habitat for Humanity

With its cheerful red siding, white trim, broad front porch, and simple one-story design, the high-performance home constructed by Kalamazoo Valley Habitat for Humanity in suburban Kalamazoo, Michigan, has a quaint, “prairie schoolhouse” look to it, but it’s what’s inside that matters most.

Great Green Home | Emerald Star by Dwell Development

Dwell Development of Seattle has built the “Emerald City’s” first Emerald Star home. The home is also Dwell’s third home to be certified to the DOE Zero Energy Ready Home program.

DOE Announces Winners of Housing Innovation Awards

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

Great Green Home | Lake Knowles by E2 Homes

Zero energy homes come in all shapes and sizes. The U.S. Department of Energy Zero Energy Ready certified home on Lake Knowles in Winter Park, Florida, is a great example of how ultra-modern can also be ultra-efficient.

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