Obtaining a high-performance 'edge'
Every builder constructing single- and multifamily homes wants an advantage. Or an edge, if you will.
Just ask Gord Cooke, of Canada’s Black River Design Architects. A trainer and educator about high-performance building, he considers such conferences as opportunities for builders to evaluate their approaches and trade ideas on how to make their high-performance projects better.
“That edge is hearing the latest and greatest and then being able to talk to each other, ‘So, have you tried it? What experiences did you have?’ ” Cooke said. “That tremendous edge … it allows you to be profitable the first time out.”
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
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.
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
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.