Green Home Made Healthier with Whole Home Water Filtration System
Builder Sy Safi of UberGreen Spaces & Homes chose the CWL Spectrum whole-house water filtration system from Environmental Water Systems to provide clean water for the home. The system removes chlorine as well as trace amounts of pharmaceuticals and carcinogens that can be found in city water.
Known as Su Verde, or "About Green" in Italian, the high performance home in the Norton Commons development in Louisville is seeking certifications from multiple organizations, including DOE Zero Energy Ready Home, LEED, Passive House, National Green Building Standard, Living Building Challenge Petal Certification and the LBC Net Zero Certification.
The home reflects the builder's and architect's passion for creating a uniquely beautiful and highly livable home that is also very resource efficient. They view water as a finite resource that requires vigilant stewardship and a creative approach to helping others understand their responsibilities toward that resource.
Companies: Environmental Water Systems
While more buyers are making home performance a part of their decision process, a home has to offer more than that.
Strict attention to detail helps the Proud Green Home of Louisville deliver a high level of indoor air quality and efficiency to the high performance home.
Sponsored by: Aeroseal
Thrive Home Builders, an award-winning residential builder, began offering solar power on its homes to stand out in the competitive Denver market.
The 2017 Energy & Environmental Building Alliance (EEBA) High Performance Home Summit in Atlanta drew builders and other professionals to share their knowledge.
Low cost of living is just as important as the purchase cost.
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
At the 2017 Energy & Environmental Building Alliance High-Performance Home Summit in Atlanta, building professionals gathered to share information on the latest trends and technology.
Build tight and ventilate right is the mantra of high performance home building, but actually pulling that off can be challenging for builders.
This year's event used a new format of summits to give builders, manufacturers, raters, code officials and other professionals the opportunity to share tips and challenges with their peers.
While a home may be built with adequate ventilation strategies according to current building codes, performance may vary in the actual installation.