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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




On-Demand Water Heaters: Greater Efficiency and Many Applications

On-demand tankless water heaters are becoming more efficient, and as a result, more accepted in homes. They require no storage tank, heating water directly only when hot water is needed.

Type: White Paper

Sponsor: EcoSmart Green Energy Products




Residential Walls and Foundations: Improving the Thermal Envelope

This guide compares Insulated Concrete Forms (ICFs) with other forms used in above grade (walls) and below grade applications (foundations). Key factors in selecting the best system for your home are identified.

Type: Guide

Sponsor: Fox Blocks


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FEATURES


Check Out High Tech Plumbing Fixtures in Designer Showrooms

To help consumers and building professionals choose the right kitchen and bathroom product for homes, two plumbing fixture companies have opened new showrooms.

Beautify Your Home With 2017 Kitchen & Bathroom Trends

Turn your home into an Instagram-worthy living space without breaking the bank.

4 Plumbing Tips That Will Help You Conserve More Water at Home

Many people are able to save hundreds of gallons of water every year with a few plumbing upgrades and lifestyle changes.

Arizona Builder Launches 2 LEED Certified Developments

Maracay officials say this makes the company the only large-scale homebuilder in metro Phoenix building homes to achieve LEED certification.

Water Conservation is the Next Big Challenge for Home Builders

As energy efficiency continues to improve, water conservation is becoming the next frontier in residential building.


Designer Q&A: Going Green in NYC Luxury Apartments

With residential building in New York City undergoing a bit of a boom, some developers are seeing the value of offering green and sustainably designed housing.

4 Tips to Prevent a Thanksgiving Energy Bill Spike

The holiday contributes to an annual increase in energy use due to a usual drop in temperatures, lights staying on longer, and appliances operating more frequently.

Solar Community Makes Net Zero the New Normal

By meeting Built Green’s rigorous green standards, Lakeview exceeds the already high Washington State energy code by more than 50%.

Low Flow Toilets and Fixtures Cut Water Use Without Changing Habits

Like high-efficiency lights, high-efficiency plumbing fixtures can help reduce water use, regardless of the bad habits of the people living in the home.

Americans Are Ready to Update to an Intelligent Toilet

Americans want what intelligent toilets and cleansing seats have to offer, but they remain uncommon in the United States.

Greenbuild 2016 Product Preview

The Greenbuild International Conference and Expo is the Super Bowl of the high performance building world, and everyone brings their A game.

High Performance Homes 'LEED' to Savings for Owners

Of the 647,800 single-family homes build in the United States in 2014, less than 1 percent met LEED standards.

Smart controls manage hot water energy use for multifamily units

Regardless of whether a building has a tank or tankless water heater, the water in the lines between the water heater and the fixture loses heat


High-Tech, High-End Bath Design has a New Home in NYC

This new display brings to life visually the technological ingenuity of TOTO’s feature products.

Master Bathrooms are Going High Tech

Homeowners are investing in luxurious features in their upgraded master bathrooms to create spaces worth lingering in.

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 WaterSense

WaterSense, a partnership program by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, seeks to protect the future of our nation's water supply by offering people a simple way to use less water with water-efficient products, new homes, and services. Upgrading to more efficient WaterSense labeled products can help us to save billions of gallons of water in the country every year.

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