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





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


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Infographic | Steps to Build Your Own Log Cabin

The challenge of building your very own log cabin is exciting, but most importantly, it is very achievable.

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.

EEBA summit to help builders, manufacturers connect

Organizers: Eliminating annual expo in favor of one-on-one meetings enables participants to learn from each other about high-performance development.

OA Showcase Home Creates Resilient Design with ZIP System® R-Sheathing

Custom builder Michael Anschel likes a challenge, and there is perhaps no greater challenge to a builder than taking a 1920s-era home and giving it new life while still respecting its original architecture.

Thermochromic Smart Windows Improve Circadian Rhythms

With no need for programming, wiring or additional installation, the patented nanotechnology transitions in real-time.


Arizona Production Builder Adopts Envelope Air Sealing Technology

Aerobarrier technology recently completed final field trials where it was used to seal the envelopes of hundreds of homes.

Florida Builder Uses New Concrete Stud Wall System

A panelized exterior wall system contributes to a high performing thermal envelope and can help meet net-zero energy goals.

Tiny Homes: Secrets to Layout & Interior Design

One of the trickiest parts when it comes to making tiny house livable is solving the puzzle of layout and interior design.

Blower Door Testing 101

Building envelopes that perform poorly reduce energy efficiency, increase ROI times, and increase carbon footprints and utility bills. A blower door test can help to establish the airtightness of small to medium buildings, measure the flow of air between different areas in a building and test the ductwork.

Home Innovation Issues First NGBS Green Certification Based on 2015 NGBS

As development of the 2018 version of the National Green Building Standard (NGBS) recently commenced, Home Innovation today issued its first NGBS Green certification of a home to the 2015 version of the standard. The Atlanta-area single-family home of designer...

EEBA takes summit to new level

Annual event revamped with stronger focus on high-performance building

Top 4 Air Sealing Hotspots for Building Envelopes

Your time is money, so knowing where to focus your air-sealing efforts will help you to achieve the desired results in a blower door test.

Insulated Wall Panel Eliminates Common Wall Assembly Components

Technology offers a cost-effective alternative to site-built framing.


Proud Green Home of Louisville Dazzles Local Media

In two months of spring and summer the home produced as much energy as it used.

ICFs Chosen for Luxury Beach House

The architects were given a brief to create a large residence with discrete bedroom and living circulation.

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