Improving efficiency, occupant comfort key as building envelopes tighten
As home energy codes drive performance, builders will have to find ways to build homes that meet those codes.
Once builders learn there's a way to build a better building, there's no turning back.
Home builders are understandably reluctant to adopt the latest technology without knowing how it may perform over the long term.
As energy codes and consumer interest drive growth in high-performance home buildings, insulated concrete forms provide an attractive alternative to wood-frame construction.
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....
Huber uses collaboration to increase relevancy in industry
Build tight and ventilate right is the mantra of high performance home building, but actually pulling that off can be challenging for builders.
While a home may be built with adequate ventilation strategies according to current building codes, performance may vary in the actual installation.
The homes are pre-wired for solar so buyers can opt to go fully net-zero energy.
While many municipalities are still using the 2009 Energy Codes, the 2018 editions are under preparation for use in the residential building industry.
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 ductless heat pumps are making waves in the high performance home market.
With no need for programming, wiring or additional installation, the patented nanotechnology transitions in real-time.
Technology offers a cost-effective alternative to site-built framing.
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...
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.
ZIP System sheathing helps this home beat Passive House standards.
High performance design incorporates fresh air flow for comfort, indoor air quality, and efficiency.
Insulating the foundation is one of the first steps to creating a quiet, comfortable, efficient home.