Retrofitted low-income housing meets Passive House standards

Retrofitted low-income housing meets Passive House standards

Last year, the 50-year-old buildings that now make up Weinberg Commons were neglected, run-down, and empty.

Proud Green Home of Louisville ground breaking starts deep green project

Proud Green Home of Louisville ground breaking starts deep green project

The latest Proud Green Home will rise in Louisville as part of the sustainable Norton Commons community.

 Green home market maturing as homeowners see value of high performance

Green home market maturing as homeowners see value of high performance

An architect with six Passive Houses under his belt is seeing homeowners come to value high performance homes at little to no extra costs.

Proud Green Home of Louisville uses an ERV for comfort and healthy living

Proud Green Home of Louisville uses an ERV for comfort and healthy living

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.

Installer-friendly ICFs cut building time and create a tight home (video)

Installer-friendly ICFs cut building time and create a tight home (video)

The Proud Green Home of Louisville will use insulated concrete forms for a healthy, efficient structure.

IBS video: High performance windows are key to Passive House performance

IBS video: High performance windows are key to Passive House performance

With more homes being built to Passive House and other standards, builders have new options for high performance windows available in custom options.

IBS video: New Passive House window available in custom options

IBS video: New Passive House window available in custom options

There's a new option for Passive House and Energy Star windows on the market.

 Countdown: Top 10 Photo Galleries of 2015

Countdown: Top 10 Photo Galleries of 2015

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.

Passive House project relies on heat recovery ventilation system

Passive House project relies on heat recovery ventilation system

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.

Mini splits delivering new levels of efficiency and control

Mini splits delivering new levels of efficiency and control

Ductless mini split units are offering greater levels of energy efficiency and control, and are finding their way into super high performance homes.

Triple pane windows deliver high performance results for residential and commercial buildings

Triple pane windows deliver high performance results for residential and commercial buildings

High performance windows are entering the main stream market as builders look for help to meet tougher energy codes.

System-built home is aiming for Passive House certification

System-built home is aiming for Passive House certification

This home, named the "Cech House", is expected to be the first pre-certified Passive House Institute U.S. residence in Michigan.

Affordable housing project wins Passive House Institute Awards

Affordable housing project wins Passive House Institute Awards

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

Take a peek behind the walls of high performance Passive House designs

Take a peek behind the walls of high performance Passive House designs

An exhibit in Portland will reveal the latest building science behind some of the highest performing Passive Homes in the country.

Passive House standards gaining in single family and multifamily projects

Passive House standards gaining in single family and multifamily projects

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.

 Zero Energy Ready Homes can generate electricity at home to slash utility bills

Zero Energy Ready Homes can generate electricity at home to slash utility bills

As net zero energy homes become more mainstream, homeowners are looking for ways to generate electricity at home.

ERVs deliver comfort and energy savings in high performance homes

ERVs deliver comfort and energy savings in high performance homes

As homes are becoming more tightly built, proper ventilation is increasingly critical for optimal indoor air quality.

Green building Q&A: plastics industry delivers energy efficiency innovations

Green building Q&A: plastics industry delivers energy efficiency innovations

As building codes require greater levels of efficiency, the building products industry is responding with innovations that will help make homes greener.

Modern design shapes award-winning high performance home

Modern design shapes award-winning high performance home

A high performance home that incorporates three of the top green building certifications generates more energy than it uses.

Prefab house book gives global perspective on green building phenomenon

Prefab house book gives global perspective on green building phenomenon

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.

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