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




DC Current Applications Emerging in an AC Environment as Renewable Energies Grow

Most of us don’t realize that the majority of our energy-efficient equipment we use daily in our homes and businesses runs on direct current. But, the power coming in to our buildings is alternating current. This conversion results in lost energy. A solution to prevent this amount of lost energy is achieved by integrating dedicated DC systems.

Type: White Paper

Sponsor: STEP Warmfloor




Creating a Building Envelope That Beats Code

In order to build a high performance home, builders need to embrace new technologies and techniques. The results can be greatly improved over traditional approaches. This white paper takes a look at some of the top things homebuilders should consider in choosing a wall system for the best building envelope.

Type: White Paper

Sponsor: Fox Blocks


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Report: States and Cities Can Find Common Ground in Expanding Housing Opportunities

Rising housing costs are creating hardships for millions of U.S. households and taking a toll on economic growth.

Sandstone Tint Named 2018 Color Of The Year

In functional spaces, like a family room, Sandstone Tint serves as an unassuming backdrop for décor that features bright pops of color.

Cincinnati LEED Home Reflects Power of Tax Incentives to Spur Green Building

Because of the tax abatements, nearly every new home in Cincinnati is LEED Certified.

New Urbanism Designer Joining EEBA Summit Panel

One panel discussion will feature professionals from the greater Atlanta market, one of the hotbeds for sustainable development and home building.

Home Values Higher than Ever in Almost Half of Nation's Largest Markets

Strong labor markets and steady income growth have pushed up home values in the nation's hottest markets.

Modern Homes Take Center Stage in Vancouver

The Modern Architecture + Design Society brings its Modern Home Tour back to Vancouver for the 5th year in a row.

Study: What is a Water View in Miami Worth?

Property owners in South Florida are looking to immerse themselves in everything Miami has to offer.

Minimize A Home's Carbon Footprint with Recycled Wood Doors

In 2007, 1.3 million tons of wood were reclaimed and repurposed for other uses.

Honolulu Wellness Certified Residence Features Living Wall

The first Hawaii “Well” home by Delos focuses on purity of air, water and lighting systems.

Green Organizations Push Canada to Adopt Ultra Energy Efficient Building Codes

The Pan-Canadian Framework set the stage for bold action in the building sector, with a number of key commitments that will offer some of the lowest cost, most rapidly achievable GHG reductions.

Infographic | Steps to Build Your Own Log Cabin

The challenge of building your very own log cabin is exciting, but most importantly, it is very achievable.

Coffered Ceiling: An Acoustic Solution For Any Space

Coffered ceilings are a far more attractive solution to other acoustic sound blockers.

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.

Wellness and Asthma Prevention in the Home

In a staggering statistic, nearly 26 million Americans suffer from asthma, including more than 7 million children.

Nationwide Tap Water Report Details Pollutants in Virtually All U.S. Public Water Systems

The disturbing truth is that, all too often, a glass of tap water also comes with a dose of industrial and agricultural contaminants.

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