High-performance products make builders' lives easier
With its innovative ZIP System, Huber Engineered Woods has made its mark on the residential and commercial high-performance construction industries.
The sheathing and tape have revolutionized building enclosures by streamlining structural weatherization with an integrated water- and air-resistive barrier.
Mike Oates, product manager for ZIP System at Huber Engineered Woods, took part in the recent Energy & Environmental Building Alliance (EEBA) High Performance Home Summit in Atlanta, to work with and collaborate with builders throughout the industry.
“What can we do to make a builder’s life easier tomorrow, but then where is the industry going five, 10-plus years from now?” Oates said. “We need to make sure we’re still relevant, but hopefully leading the manufacturer offerings in that space.”
While more buyers are making home performance a part of their decision process, a home has to offer more than that.
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.
The Proud Green Home of Louisville uses whole-home water filtration to provide fresh water to every fixture and appliance.
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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....
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.
The homes are pre-wired for solar so buyers can opt to go fully net-zero energy.