The team at Hibbs Homes is rolling out a new option for home owners looking to build a better home.
As the cost of energy remains a significant cost for home and multifamily building owners, the lure of net zero energy homes continues to grow.
There are still some myths out there that are keeping people from pursuing a net zero home.
Regardless of the weather outside, this 21st Century approach to home building reduces energy consumption by 80 to 90 percent.
Developed by the International Living Future Institute, the Living Building Challenge certification requires actual, rather than modeled or anticipated, performance.
Although energy costs associated with Passive House significantly lower, other benefits harder to quantify.
High in the Hogback Mountains of Colorado, a 1,200-square foot dwelling is said to be the first Passive House in Colorado.
Beneath the rural exterior beats the heart of a high performance leader.
I knew I was in for a treat when I signed up for a weekend in Western Massachusetts.
To truly build smarter homes, high indoor air quality is essential.
Homes built with ICF walls require about 44 percent less energy to heat and 32 percent less energy to cool than a comparable wood-frame house.
At the 2016 EEBA Conference and Expo, building science experts discussed the benefit of the incorporating green building techniques and outcomes into the IECC code, and the benefit of additional voluntary green building programs.
A new survey found that uncomfortable homes caused not only physical discomfort, but emotional discomfort as well.
Elizabeth’s Passive House will be assembled on an 8.7 acre lot adjacent to the 23 acre lot where her parent’s Post and Beam Passive Solar Home sits.
Innovation comes from those willing to do things just a little differently, and green home building is no exception.
Last month I attended the conference of the North American Passive House Network in New York City. Here are the three products that most caught my eye at the NAPHN passive house conference.
ZIP System sheathing helps this home beat Passive House standards.
In the factory, panelized walls, floors and other assemblies are fabricated in detail in a controlled environment.
Multifamily developers who want more information about the design, financing, and execution of PHIUS+ certified projects have a new place to go.
Insulating the foundation is one of the first steps to creating a quiet, comfortable, efficient home.