New Fan Technology Battles Ventilation Problems Plaguing Home Builders
As building envelopes become tighter, ventilation takes on new importance in high performance homes.
While a home may be built with adequate ventilation strategies according to current building codes, performance may vary in the actual installation.
Building professionals that participated in the home ventilation summit at the 2017 Energy & Environmental Building Alliance High Performance Home Summit discussed this and other ventilation issues facing builders.
Jim Shelton, vice president, Eco Products for Panasonic Eco Solutions North America, talked to ProudGreenHome.com about this challenge facing the industry, and some of the technology that's becoming available to ensure that homes have ventilation that actually delivers the airflow that it's designed to put out for the home.
While more buyers are making home performance a part of their decision process, a home has to offer more than that.
The 2017 Energy & Environmental Building Alliance (EEBA) High Performance Home Summit in Atlanta drew builders and other professionals to share their knowledge.
Thrive Home Builders, an award-winning residential builder, began offering solar power on its homes to stand out in the competitive Denver market.
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.
The homes are pre-wired for solar so buyers can opt to go fully net-zero energy.