By meeting Built Green’s rigorous green standards, Lakeview exceeds the already high Washington State energy code by more than 50%.
The home is an example of how innovative technologies can help residential units meet rigorous green building standards.
The annual competition honors the most inventive and original products, systems and technologies showcased at each year’s AHR Expo.
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.
As homebuilders learn to construct tight envelopes, ventilation becomes a bigger part of building a comfortable, high performing home.
Reid's Heritage Homes was the first builder in Canada to have a Net Zero Energy (NZE) home qualified under the program.
High humidity levels can encourage mold growth, and indoor pollutant levels are commonly two to five times higher than outdoors, compromising health.
Last year, the 50-year-old buildings that now make up Weinberg Commons were neglected, run-down, and empty.
As building codes including fresh air ventilation requirements, builders have more choices to meet those mandates.
Energy recovery and heat recovery ventilators are taking their place in the high performance building tool kit.
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.
The latest Proud Green Home will rise in Louisville as part of the sustainable Norton Commons community.
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.
Choosing the right ERV or HRV for a building project doesn't have to be complicated.
Not long ago, whole home balanced ventilation was for high performance custom homes seeking some kind of green certification.
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.
Whole home ventilation isn't restricted to new home construction.
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.
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?
Consumer care of indoor air quality and indoor health will drive the development of HVAC and refrigeration products that are more efficient and sustainable.