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


Decentralized Wastewater Treatment Leading the Way to a Sustainable Future

Decentralized Wastewater Treatment Leading the Way to a Sustainable Future

Today’s leading decentralized wastewater systems have closed that gap between the capabilities and performance of conventional wastewater treatment systems. Decentralized wastewater systems are pre-designed for collection, treatment, and dispersal/reuse of wastewater at or near the point of waste generation.

Type: White Paper

Sponsor: Bio-Microbics


Creating a Building Envelope That Beats Code

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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2018 Kitchen Updates Address Decluttering Obsessions

2018 Kitchen Updates Address Decluttering Obsessions

Countertops, in particular, are having a real moment today as homeowners focus on decluttering surfaces for a sleek and tidy kitchen post-renovation.

LG Launches Appliance Division for Builders

LG Launches Appliance Division for Builders

The division will provide appliances for every type of home, including different styles, functions, budget, and life-stage.

Infographic | 35 Inspiring Tiny Houses And The Families Living There

Infographic | 35 Inspiring Tiny Houses And The Families Living There

Those who live in small homes -- usually 400 square feet or smaller  -- make the tradeoff of size with other priorities in their life.

Bar Carts, All-White Kitchens and Succulents Expected to Go Out of Style in 2018

Bar Carts, All-White Kitchens and Succulents Expected to Go Out of Style in 2018

Expect to see more color in kitchens next year, especially for homeowners planning to sell.

No Room for a Door? Slide it into the Wall

No Room for a Door? Slide it into the Wall

When you can't afford to lose the space that a swinging door takes up, install a door-in-the-wall.




5 Steps to Plan Your Home Remodeling Job

5 Steps to Plan Your Home Remodeling Job

Whether it’s a total home renovation or a simple room addition there is one thing that all remodels have in common, no matter their complexity—without planning they can quickly become stressful.

Developers and Builders Going All In on Geothermal Heating and Cooling

Developers and Builders Going All In on Geothermal Heating and Cooling

A growing number of homebuilders and developers are using geothermal HVAC to differentiate their homes and neighborhoods in the tight new home market.

Historic Literary Home Gets Geothermal Upgrade

Historic Literary Home Gets Geothermal Upgrade

Historic buildings are ideally suited for geothermal heating and cooling where noise and aesthetics are a major concern.

How to Fix A Flooded Home

How to Fix A Flooded Home

Many storm damaged homes can be made livable again.

New Colonial Home Wins Brick Architecture Award

New Colonial Home Wins Brick Architecture Award

Although appearing somewhat monumental when first encountered, the residence is actually of a quite intimate scale.

Minimize A Home's Carbon Footprint with Recycled Wood Doors

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

Honolulu Wellness Certified Residence Features Living Wall

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

Behr Paint Reveals 2018 Color of the Year: 'In The Moment'

Behr Paint Reveals 2018 Color of the Year: 'In The Moment'

People desire a personal and meaningful connection to their homes and surroundings.

Ultra Low Energy Retrofits Meet Aggressive Targets

Ultra Low Energy Retrofits Meet Aggressive Targets

Over the past decade, a small number of ULE building retrofit projects have been documented in more than 20 states.

Mini Splits Add HVAC to Historic Homes

Mini Splits Add HVAC to Historic Homes

Historic homes were often built before central heating and air conditioning was widely available, and many older homes have no ductwork at all.

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