High Performance Homes, No More Cost

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


ROSE Cottage Relies on Bosch Efficient Heating & Cooling

ROSE Cottage Relies on Bosch Efficient Heating & Cooling

The ROSE Cottage Project is a 3,370 sq ft single-family home in the capital city of Concord, New Hampshire, designed as one of the first zero net energy homes in northern New England. This multigenerational, aging-in-place house demonstrates how a...

Type: Case Study




ROSE Cottage Relies on Bosch for Energy-Efficient Heating, Cooling and Hot Water

ROSE Cottage Relies on Bosch for Energy-Efficient Heating, Cooling and Hot Water

Nestled among the leaf-covered hills of southern New Hampshire, The ROSE cottage is one of the first net-zero homes in New England. But it's more than a green home. It was designed to be a multi-generational refuge for the owners...

Type: Case Study




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Great Green Home | Port Hadlock by Clifton View Homes

Great Green Home | Port Hadlock by Clifton View Homes

Builder Ted Clifton, who constructs custom zero energy homes on Whidbey Island in western Washington state, has two homes recognized with U.S. Department of Energy Housing Innovation Awards.

Georgia Power, PulteGroup partner for first Smart Neighborhood in Atlanta

Georgia Power, PulteGroup partner for first Smart Neighborhood in Atlanta

Community of townhomes expected to open later this year

Great Green Home | Lakeside Luxury by Charles Thomas Homes

Great Green Home | Lakeside Luxury by Charles Thomas Homes

During the recession, while other builders were cutting corners to cut costs, Charles Thomas Homes decided on a different approach; energy-efficient homes that might cost a little more but would provide a lot more in terms of performance.

Great Green Home | Courtyard Rows by Thrive Home Builders

Great Green Home | Courtyard Rows by Thrive Home Builders

With the Courtyard Rows townhomes at RidgeGate, Thrive is also the first builder in Colorado to offer net zero energy construction in a townhome community.

Great Green Home | Afton Model by Amaris Homes

Great Green Home | Afton Model by Amaris Homes

Few builders are bold enough to offer even a one-year guarantee on their homes. Raymond Pruban of Amaris Homes offered a 10-year guarantee on his model home in Afton, Minnesota, promising that it would be a net zero energy performer, producing as much energy as its occupants used each year, for 10 years.

Obtaining a high-performance 'edge'

Obtaining a high-performance 'edge'

EEBA summit provides chance for builders to learn, share ideas




Expert: Selling high-performance homes not impossible

Expert: Selling high-performance homes not impossible

'Whatever you build, they will buy'




Indoor airPLUS looks to be resource for high-performance builders

Indoor airPLUS looks to be resource for high-performance builders

EPA uses EEBA to create synergy with those in green building industry




EEBA proves high-performance building learning experience

EEBA proves high-performance building learning experience

Builders use event to share ideas, learn new strategies




Great Green Home | Casa Aguila by Alliance Green Builders

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

$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

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

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

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

Solving the sales puzzle

Experts offer strategies for selling high-performance structures

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