Solar Community Makes Net Zero the New Normal

Solar Community Makes Net Zero the New Normal

By meeting Built Green’s rigorous green standards, Lakeview exceeds the already high Washington State energy code by more than 50%.

KB Home ProjeKt Looks at the Future of Green Building

KB Home ProjeKt Looks at the Future of Green Building

The home is an example of how innovative technologies can help residential units meet rigorous green building standards.

AHR innovation awards announced

AHR innovation awards announced

The annual competition honors the most inventive and original products, systems and technologies showcased at each year’s AHR Expo.

Built Green Emerald Home Wins DOE Housing Innovation Award (Video)

Built Green Emerald Home Wins DOE Housing Innovation Award (Video)

The home, recognized in the Custom (Spec) category, is also the first home to be certified to the Emerald Star level in the Built Green Program.

Whole home ventilation strategies for high performing homes (video)

Whole home ventilation strategies for high performing homes (video)

As homebuilders learn to construct tight envelopes, ventilation becomes a bigger part of building a comfortable, high performing home.

First home certified under Canada's Net Zero Energy program

First home certified under Canada's Net Zero Energy program

Reid's Heritage Homes was the first builder in Canada to have a Net Zero Energy (NZE) home qualified under the program.

Balanced ventilation system brings fresh air to new and existing homes

Balanced ventilation system brings fresh air to new and existing homes

High humidity levels can encourage mold growth, and indoor pollutant levels are commonly two to five times higher than outdoors, compromising health.

Retrofitted low-income housing meets Passive House standards

Retrofitted low-income housing meets Passive House standards

Last year, the 50-year-old buildings that now make up Weinberg Commons were neglected, run-down, and empty.

ERVs solve green building air quality challenges

ERVs solve green building air quality challenges

As building codes including fresh air ventilation requirements, builders have more choices to meet those mandates.

ERVs tackle heat and humidity challenges

ERVs tackle heat and humidity challenges

Energy recovery and heat recovery ventilators are taking their place in the high performance building tool kit.

Mass market builder Pulte developing zero net energy home prototype

Mass market builder Pulte developing zero net energy home prototype

Pulte says it is the largest builder to participate in a pilot aimed at building new homes to achieve maximum energy efficiency and utility grid load reduction.

Proud Green Home of Louisville ground breaking starts deep green project

Proud Green Home of Louisville ground breaking starts deep green project

The latest Proud Green Home will rise in Louisville as part of the sustainable Norton Commons community.

Proud Green Home of Louisville uses an ERV for comfort and healthy living

Proud Green Home of Louisville uses an ERV for comfort and healthy living

Because it will be a very energy-efficient home, there will be little natural airflow, like in many older homes that leak air around doors and windows and other openings.

Selecting ERV and HRV systems gets easier for builders

Selecting ERV and HRV systems gets easier for builders

Choosing the right ERV or HRV for a building project doesn't have to be complicated.

ERVs moving into the mass-market residential building sector

ERVs moving into the mass-market residential building sector

Not long ago, whole home balanced ventilation was for high performance custom homes seeking some kind of green certification.

120 year old brownstone becomes New York's 1st Passive House project

120 year old brownstone becomes New York's 1st Passive House project

Many historic neighborhoods across the United States are being renovated and revived. When done effectively, both charm and history can be captured, while making the homes more energy efficient.

ERVs solve air tightness challenges in high performance homes

ERVs solve air tightness challenges in high performance homes

Whole home ventilation isn't restricted to new home construction.

New Hampshire home contains dynamic energy efficiency features under one roof

New Hampshire home contains dynamic energy efficiency features under one roof

When Norbert and Robin were envisioning a retirement home, they aspired to live in a high-performance home, powered by renewable energy. This would help protect them from unpredictable energy costs in the future.

Super efficient homes vs. code built homes

Super efficient homes vs. code built homes

When building a new home, design and material selection greatly impact the operating costs for decades. Is it financially savvy to construct a super efficient home over a code-built home because of the reduction in operating costs?

A peek at the future of HVAC, refrigeration (video)

A peek at the future of HVAC, refrigeration (video)

Consumer care of indoor air quality and indoor health will drive the development of HVAC and refrigeration products that are more efficient and sustainable.

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