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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




A Guide to Choosing a Tankless Water Heater for a Home or Commercial Building

Tankless water heaters are an affordable, high performance alternative to other options such as traditional tank water heaters or boilers. This guide will help you understand the world of tankless water heaters and the advantages that they provide to homes and buildings.

Type: Guide

Sponsor: Noritz




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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FEATURES


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.

Great Green Home | Row Homes at RidgeGate by Thrive Home Builders

Row Homes at RidgeGate by Thrive Home Builders, a high-performance multifamily unit in Denver, Colorado, was built to the performance criteria of the U.S. Department of Energy Zero Energy Ready Home (ZERH) program.

Great Green Home | The Dells at Cathedral Point by Mandalay Homes

This high-performance home is a 2,207-square-foot home in Prescott, Arizona, built to the performance criteria of the U.S. Department of Energy Zero Energy Ready Home (ZERH) program.

Great Green Home | High-Performance Bungalow by Imery & Co.

This High-Performance Bungalow, by Imery & Co., is a 2,194-square-foot home in Roswell, Georgia, built to the performance criteria of the U.S. DOE Zero Energy Ready Home (ZERH) program.

What's the Price of the Most Famous House in the World?

The home has never been sold and is not on the market.

PGH of Louisville takes public spotlight

High-performance home to be used teach real estate agents, builders and others about the value of green and sustainable construction

Lubberland's Edge: Net-Zero Home Focuses on Indoor Air Quality

When Norbert and Robin were designing their retirement dream home in southeastern New Hampshire, they were inspired by the concept of dynamic energy efficiency. Four energy-efficient systems were used to ensure comfort throughout the year while promoting indoor air quality.

What does green comfort mean to you?

Early in our quest to build an eco-friendly home we said this new house, and the property surrounding it, would be a balance. We want to build in such a way that the structure and the people living in it have as little environmental impact as possible.

High-performance multifamily construction helping drive EEBA agenda

Annual conference and expo to highlight strategies, education sessions and networking for those focused on energy efficient and sustainable building

AIA officials: Sustainability, high-performance design practices 'absolutely here to stay'

Organization's annual expo makes green building a key focus among worldwide attendees

The journey begins!

Welcome to a new blog here on Proud Green Home! I’m Dave Sweet, and I invite you to read along, contribute, and learn along with my wife and me as we design and build an eco-friendly home that achieves a balance between low environmental impact and genuine comfort and ease of living.

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