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 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.
The BeltLine will connect 45 neighborhoods with trails and parks and has a focus on affordable housing as part of the redevelopment project.
The value of the EEBA High Performance Home Summit for builders is in the gathering of like-minded pros to share the latest knowledge.
When you can't afford to lose the space that a swinging door takes up, install a door-in-the-wall.
Once the company found there was a better way to build homes, they simply made that standard practice.
Once builders learn there's a way to build a better building, there's no turning back.
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.