Last year, the 50-year-old buildings that now make up Weinberg Commons were neglected, run-down, and empty.
The latest Proud Green Home will rise in Louisville as part of the sustainable Norton Commons community.
An architect with six Passive Houses under his belt is seeing homeowners come to value high performance homes at little to no extra costs.
Because it will be a very energy-efficient home, there will be little natural airflow, like in many older homes that leak air around doors and windows and other openings.
The Proud Green Home of Louisville will use insulated concrete forms for a healthy, efficient structure.
With more homes being built to Passive House and other standards, builders have new options for high performance windows available in custom options.
There's a new option for Passive House and Energy Star windows on the market.
If a picture is worth a thousand words, then there's the equivalent of an encyclopedia represented among the Top 10 Photo Galleries of 2015.
A Passive House project with 14 properties was designed to increase the number of homes with affordable rent and low living costs in Hatfield Heath, Hertsfordshire.
Ductless mini split units are offering greater levels of energy efficiency and control, and are finding their way into super high performance homes.
High performance windows are entering the main stream market as builders look for help to meet tougher energy codes.
This home, named the "Cech House", is expected to be the first pre-certified Passive House Institute U.S. residence in Michigan.
Orchards at Orenco, the largest certified multi-family Passive House building in North America, received two of the highest honors in the 2015 Passive House Institute U S Building Project Competition
An exhibit in Portland will reveal the latest building science behind some of the highest performing Passive Homes in the country.
Passive House building in North America has become more prominent with announcements of multifamily and single family home projects that will meet the rigorous standards for energy consumption.
As net zero energy homes become more mainstream, homeowners are looking for ways to generate electricity at home.
As homes are becoming more tightly built, proper ventilation is increasingly critical for optimal indoor air quality.
As building codes require greater levels of efficiency, the building products industry is responding with innovations that will help make homes greener.
A high performance home that incorporates three of the top green building certifications generates more energy than it uses.
For anyone considering a green home project, take time out to consider the fast-growing world of prefab and systems built homes. With her new book Prefabulous World: Energy-Efficient and Sustainable Homes around the Globe, author Sheri Koones opens the door on this global phenomenon.