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The Impact of Changes to the 2015 International Energy Conservation Code

Spray polyurethane foam insulations, like DuraTite™ and BioBased Insulation® by Rhino Linings, have been a natural choice to improve envelope performance for builders for years because they seal and insulate in one step.

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Sponsor: Rhino Linings




Using Geothermal Systems to Provide Economic, Physical Comfort

Geothermal heating and cooling systems have long been rooted in efficiency, relying on the constant temperature of the Earths soil. This white paper explores the benefits - including efficiency and comfort - of geothermal systems.

Type: White Paper

Sponsor: ClimateMaster




Measuring a Home's Efficiency: Case Studies Show Sealing the Building Envelope is Key to Success

The Home Energy Rating System (HERS) Index rating has become for homes what the MPG rating has been for the auto industry in the past few decades. The HERS Index measures a home’s energy efficiency – including heating, cooling and...

Type: White Paper

Sponsor: Rhino Linings


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Create and Conserve: The Next Step in Homes that Are Smart About Energy

Eco-friendly building concepts and technologies that ten years ago were novel, untested and prohibitively expensive, have been refined and made more affordable.

Home Innovation Issues First NGBS Green Certification Based on 2015 NGBS

As development of the 2018 version of the National Green Building Standard (NGBS) recently commenced, Home Innovation today issued its first NGBS Green certification of a home to the 2015 version of the standard. The Atlanta-area single-family home of designer...

Where Does Your Town Rate in the 3rd Annual Ranking of America's Sweatiest Cities?

For those dreading the long, hot summer days, there are easy and affordable options to help keep your cool this season.

EEBA takes summit to new level

Annual event revamped with stronger focus on high-performance building

Proud Green Home of Louisville Dazzles Local Media

In two months of spring and summer the home produced as much energy as it used.

Remodeling Secret: Homes with Blue Bathrooms Sell for More than Expected

A fresh coat of paint in the right color may help sell a home for more money.

Why High End Homes Need To Think Ventilation First

Ventilation is part of a strategy to maintain a high quality indoor living environment. Your high end home should be adding to your quality of life, not increasing your chances of poor health. There are three elements to a good indoor air quality strategy: ventilate, eliminate and filtrate.

HVAC Q&A: Mini Splits on the Move

Once the domain of add-on HVAC for remodeling or additions, ductless mini splits are now moving into the mainstream.

Fiberglass Batt Installation Tips

When you combine advanced framing techniques with fiberglass batt insulation, you can get better thermal performance that saves you money. Here are some tips to getting the most out of your insulation.

Harvard HouseZero Project Requires No HVAC or Daytime Electric Light

The renovation of the stick-built house will demonstrate how to transform this challenging building stock into a prototype of ultra-efficiency.

7 Strategies to Keep In Mind When Building a Green Home

Many homeowners are looking for ways to live more sustainably. Green homes provide a solution to many of environmental challenges by saving energy, reducing water consumption, and protecting human health. When properly constructed they can save money, enhance comfort, and promote health by avoiding exposure to toxins and contaminants.


7 strategies to consider for building green

Ventilation key for designing better buildings

How to Sustainably Remodel Your Home

By choosing to remodel, you have already made a green choice.

Green Home Energy Rater Reviews Proud Green Home of Louisville

If you want to be at the top of the green building programs, you have to do the best of everything.

Sustainable Design: Proud Green Home of Louisville

The Proud Green Home of Louisville is a sustainable, high performance home that will earn certification from multiple green building organizations.

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Better indoor air quality is one of the key benefits of green homes. Learn about the many factors that affect home air quality and what builders and homeowners can do to improve the air we breathe.

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