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


Nanotechnology: The Future of Proven, Efficient Home Heating and Comfort

Nanotechnology: The Future of Proven, Efficient Home Heating and Comfort

Nanotechnology research has been rapidly intensifying in several fields such as biomedical, optical and electronics. Now it is being used to create an efficient heating source inside of homes and buildings. The white paper explains what nanotechnology is and how it is transforming the way we heat our living spaces.

Type: White Paper

Sponsor: STEP Warmfloor


Battle the Elements with Resilient Homes Built with Insulated Concrete Forms

Battle the Elements with Resilient Homes Built with Insulated Concrete Forms

Insurance companies, state regulators and government agencies are providing significant insurance discounts for homes built to new, more resilient standards like the FORTIFIED Home standard. This white paper covers one popular approach to building a storm-resilient home — using insulated concrete forms (ICFs) for the wall assembly and foundation.

Type: White Paper

Sponsor: Fox Blocks


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Latest green tech ready for every room in your home (infographic)

Latest green tech ready for every room in your home (infographic)

Forget the flying cars, take off in the home of tomorrow today!

Make your own power with the Top 5 weird energy sources

Make your own power with the Top 5 weird energy sources

Tech advances bring us closer to personal power plants.

7 green home trends for 2011

7 green home trends for 2011

After a tough 2010 in which green home building was one of the few bright spots in the economy, the editors of ProudGreenHome.com are eager for 2011. The items are not necessarily predictions of what may come to pass, but...

3 ways to generate electricity at home

3 ways to generate electricity at home

Generate green electricity and cut your utility bills with three residential power-generation technologies.

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While Cogeneration Heat and Power (CHP) is fairly common in commercial and industrial buildings, it is just starting to take off for homes, where it is often known as Micro CHP. Learn more about residential Micro CHP systems and their benefits.

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