EEBA proves high-performance building learning experience

| by Steve Arel

When Scott Sanders started BrightLeaf Homes in Brookfield, Ill., he did so to help people.

Co-workers. Clients. Customers. Trade partners.

“We just happen to be building homes and doing that along the way,” Sanders said. “It’s just in our DNA.”

Part of what has fueled BrightLeaf’s success is the focus it puts into building for its customers what the company calls a “forever home.” That means a structure that promotes good health, provides comfort, fosters sustainability and, of course, creates happiness.

Sanders continued to pick up new ideas and strategies for building high-performance single- and multifamily homes during the recent Energy & Environmental Building Alliance (EEBA) High Performance Home Summit in Atlanta. As a winner of a 2017 Department of Energy Innovation Award for custom homes, it also was an opportunity for him to share some of what he’s already learned.

In the video below, Sanders discusses the impact of EEBA, BrightLeaf’s success and how he could use what he learned at the summit to help improve the high-performance building industry.

 

 
 

Topics: Building Green, Going Green, GREAT GREEN HOMES, Sustainable Communities, Trade Show

Companies: EEBA


Search for your lost shaker of salt in Margaritaville's green retirement communities

Search for your lost shaker of salt in Margaritaville's green retirement communities

Each home in the Latitude project was designed to provide a low-maintenance, energy-efficient lifestyle.

Green Home Taps the Earth for Geothermal Heating and Cooling

Green Home Taps the Earth for Geothermal Heating and Cooling

One of the key energy-efficiency strategies for the Proud Green Home of Louisville is the use of geothermal heating and cooling.

Sponsored by: Enertech Global, LLC

Massachusetts Home Switches to Solar Power to Lower Heat Bills

Massachusetts Home Switches to Solar Power to Lower Heat Bills

The owner needed solar panels that could stand up to New England winters.

Haier advances take IAQ to higher level

Haier advances take IAQ to higher level

Self-cleaning technology, automation remove contaminants, extend life of HVAC units

Smart thermostat makes comfort personal

Smart thermostat makes comfort personal

Lux's Kono technology automatically adjusts for optimal comfort, savings

Green Home Made Healthier with Whole Home Water Filtration System

Green Home Made Healthier with Whole Home Water Filtration System

The Proud Green Home of Louisville uses whole-home water filtration to provide fresh water to every fixture and appliance.

Sponsored by: Environmental Water Systems

Sensei teaches the art of easy serviceability

Sensei teaches the art of easy serviceability

All unit components designed to be removed in less than 10 minutes

GLAS provides look at future of efficient thermostats

GLAS provides look at future of efficient thermostats

Aesthetics only part of appeal of Johnson Controls' newest product

Climate Control systems offer efficiencies for residential, commercial applications

Climate Control systems offer efficiencies for residential, commercial applications

Solution design focuses on positive up-front, back-end financial impact

Wind-Free solution brings added comfort, efficiency to HVAC market

Wind-Free solution brings added comfort, efficiency to HVAC market

Samsung anticipates technology to be game-changer

Demand, research drive ERV, HRV development

Demand, research drive ERV, HRV development

Improving efficiency, occupant comfort key as building envelopes tighten

Most Energy Efficient Air Conditioner in the US Goes on the Market

Most Energy Efficient Air Conditioner in the US Goes on the Market

The system provides 100 percent heating capacity down to -5 degrees Fahrenheit, for customers in the colder climates of North America.

Modular Tiny Home Plan Designed for Style and Comfort

Modular Tiny Home Plan Designed for Style and Comfort

Though the floor plan is compact, homeowners of the Saltbox won't have to sacrifice having friends over or entertaining.


Related Content


Latest Content

Get the latest news & insights


NEWS

RESOURCES

TRENDING

FEATURES

Hospitals prescribing ‘heal thyself’ approach to sustainability

RESEARCH CENTERS