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

River Lodge Relies on Geothermal Heating and Cooling to Achieve LEED Certification

The custom home known as River Lodge is a refuge for its busy owners. They wanted their new home to reflect their passion for the environment. That’s why it’s respectful of the pristine wooded setting. And that’s also why it...

Type: Case Study


Systems-Built Homes: Many Options and Benefits

For decades, home building systems have provided home owners a wide variety of benefits and features over traditional stick-built homes. Manufacturers utilizing building systems specialize in many different styles of homes and materials. This white paper gives an overview of systems-built homes and the many options and benefits that they offer.

Type: White Paper

Sponsor: Lindal Cedar Homes

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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.

Great Green Home | The Julia Plan by Habitat for Humanity of Catawba Valley

Habitat for Humanity of Catawba Valley takes great pride in building high performance homes that are not only affordable to purchase, but also affordable to operate and maintain.

EEBA summit to help builders, manufacturers connect

Organizers: Eliminating annual expo in favor of one-on-one meetings enables participants to learn from each other about high-performance development.

Unique presentations to bring high energy to high-performance summit

PechaKucha looks to spur ideas through 'electric' approach

Great Green Home | Invision Zero Home by Addison Homes

Addison Homes of Greer, South Carolina, built the “Invision Zero South Carolina” home to prove to its market that a conventionally styled zero energy home that produces as much electricity as it consumes is not only possible, it’s practical.

Great Green Home | Pebble Creek by DP Construction

Builder Dow Perry’s goal was to build a home that costs the same and looks the same as nearby homes in Prattville, Alabama, but far outperforms them. By all accounts, the high-performance custom spec home he built at the Pebble Creek development was successful.

EEBA takes summit to new level

Annual event revamped with stronger focus on high-performance building

Great Green Home | Cortez Custom by Mantell-Hecathorn Builders

Mantell-Hecathorn, a long-time ENERGY STAR builder, committed to building all of its homes to the requirements of the DOE Zero Energy Ready Home program in 2014 and has since certified five homes through the program, including this custom home in Cortez, Colorado.

Great Green Home | Revive North Star Plan by Philgreen Construction

Philgreen Construction is one of a team of partners including designers, utility engineers, and energy modelers assembled by owners, REVIVE Properties, LLC, with the goal of making REVIVE Fort Collins “the greenest development in Colorado.”

Great Green Home | 5th Street Deep Rehab by Carl Franklin Homes & Green Extreme Homes

After suffering an injury in Afghanistan, veteran Leo Perez was unable to work fulltime and had few hopes of owning a home. But with the help of the non-profit community development corporation Green Extreme Homes, for-profit builder Carl Franklin Homes, and multiple volunteer groups, the Perez family now owns a completely refurbished vintage home.

Great Green Home | 2016 New American Home by Element Design Build

Every year, visitors to the International Builders Show get to tour a cutting edge home. Last year featured the first one to be certified through the DOE Zero Energy Ready Home program and the first DOE Zero Energy Ready certified home constructed by Element Design Build.

Great Green Home | Eastford Farm Bungalow by Paul Torcellini

What does a building scientist want in a house when he decides to build his own? “Of course it’s going to be a zero-energy house,” said Paul Torcellini, a principal engineer in the commercial buildings research department at the National...

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