Demand, research drive ERV, HRV development

Demand, research drive ERV, HRV development

Improving efficiency, occupant comfort key as building envelopes tighten

Moving to High Performance Home Building is Worth the Learning Curve

Moving to High Performance Home Building is Worth the Learning Curve

As home energy codes drive performance, builders will have to find ways to build homes that meet those codes.

Atlanta Builder Learns A Better Way to Build

Atlanta Builder Learns A Better Way to Build

Once builders learn there's a way to build a better building, there's no turning back.

Wall Assembly Study Will Guide Builders on Moisture Management

Wall Assembly Study Will Guide Builders on Moisture Management

Home builders are understandably reluctant to adopt the latest technology without knowing how it may perform over the long term.

Interest in ICFs Growing as Builders Look for High Performance Options

Interest in ICFs Growing as Builders Look for High Performance Options

As energy codes and consumer interest drive growth in high-performance home buildings, insulated concrete forms provide an attractive alternative to wood-frame construction.

ICFs Turning Up in Award Winning Homes

ICFs Turning Up in Award Winning Homes

For builders looking for ways to create high-performance homes efficiently, insulated concrete forms may be the answer. As the name implies, ICFs are EPS foam forms filled with concrete to form walls and foundations for home residential and commercial buildings....

High-performance products make builders' lives easier

High-performance products make builders' lives easier

Huber uses collaboration to increase relevancy in industry

Air and Water Management Solves High Performance Home Challenges

Air and Water Management Solves High Performance Home Challenges

​​​​​​​Build tight and ventilate right is the mantra of high performance home building, but actually pulling that off can be challenging for builders.

New Fan Technology Battles Ventilation Problems Plaguing Home Builders

New Fan Technology Battles Ventilation Problems Plaguing Home Builders

While a home may be built with adequate ventilation strategies according to current building codes, performance may vary in the actual installation.

Builder Steps Up for Zero Energy Ready Subdivision

Builder Steps Up for Zero Energy Ready Subdivision

The homes are pre-wired for solar so buyers can opt to go fully net-zero energy.

Building Codes Driving Builders to Seek High Performance Options

Building Codes Driving Builders to Seek High Performance Options

While many municipalities are still using the 2009 Energy Codes, the 2018 editions are under preparation for use in the residential building industry.

New Wall Assembly Uses Traditional Methods to Meet New Codes

New Wall Assembly Uses Traditional Methods to Meet New Codes

There are many paths to creating an energy-efficient all assembly, and a new approach that relies on traditional techniques is gaining ground. The Extended Plate and Beam Wall offers a way to incorporate continuous insulation on the exterior of the home using standard wood framing.

Mini Split Heat Pumps Adapting to High Performance Home Market

Mini Split Heat Pumps Adapting to High Performance Home Market

Mini split ductless heat pumps are making waves in the high performance home market.

Thermochromic Smart Windows Improve Circadian Rhythms

Thermochromic Smart Windows Improve Circadian Rhythms

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

Insulated Wall Panel Eliminates Common Wall Assembly Components

Insulated Wall Panel Eliminates Common Wall Assembly Components

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

Housewrap battles heat loss in Southwest climate zones

Housewrap battles heat loss in Southwest climate zones

At the EEBA Local Toolbox builder conference in Phoenix, the unique requirements of building in the Southwest climate zones were literally a hot topic on a day that topped 108 degrees. One of the solutions for a tight thermal envelope...

Sustainable exterior options wrap the Proud Green Home of Louisville

Sustainable exterior options wrap the Proud Green Home of Louisville

At Su Verde (Italian for ‘About Green’), sustainably made exterior products are part of the home's green story, and will help it earn multiple high performance home certifications.

High performance sheathing solves air sealing challenges

High performance sheathing solves air sealing challenges

ZIP System sheathing helps this home beat Passive House standards.

ERV ensures indoor air quality in high performance home

ERV ensures indoor air quality in high performance home

High performance design incorporates fresh air flow for comfort, indoor air quality, and efficiency.

Proud Green Home of Louisville lays foundation for high performance living

Proud Green Home of Louisville lays foundation for high performance living

Insulating the foundation is one of the first steps to creating a quiet, comfortable, efficient home.

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