Moving to High Performance Home Building is Worth the Learning Curve
As home energy codes drive performance, builders will have to find ways to build homes that meet those codes.
That includes working with trade partners to help them see the benefits of building better homes. And the builders who start the journey will have an advantage over those who wait, according to Keire DeGrandchamp, head of construction operations for Gettysburg, Penn.-based High Performance Homes.
At the 2017 Energy & Environmental Building Alliance (EEBA) High Performance Home Summit in Atlanta, DeGrandchamp spoke about his company's transition to high-performance building, including building homes to the Zero Energy Ready Home program and National Green Building Standard.
The owner needed solar panels that could stand up to New England winters.
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
Self-cleaning technology, automation remove contaminants, extend life of HVAC units
Lux's Kono technology automatically adjusts for optimal comfort, savings
All unit components designed to be removed in less than 10 minutes
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
Aesthetics only part of appeal of Johnson Controls' newest product
Solution design focuses on positive up-front, back-end financial impact
Samsung anticipates technology to be game-changer
Technology gives HVAC units 'mind of its own'
Improving efficiency, occupant comfort key as building envelopes tighten
The system provides 100 percent heating capacity down to -5 degrees Fahrenheit, for customers in the colder climates of North America.
Though the floor plan is compact, homeowners of the Saltbox won't have to sacrifice having friends over or entertaining.
Diverse housing stock will play an important role in the neighborhood revitalization strategy.