High Performance Homes, No More Cost

High Performance Homes, No More Cost

Energy-efficient and healthy don’t have to mean expensive. Our editors have compiled these top real-world strategies to live the way you want to at a price you can afford.

Type: Guide

Sponsor: EEBA


TEETH Project Provides Real-World, Real-Time Data on Insulation, Air Sealing Efficiency

TEETH Project Provides Real-World, Real-Time Data on Insulation, Air Sealing Efficiency

Dow Building Solutions and Cobblestone Homes wanted a way to show homebuilders and homeowners alike how using proper insulation and air sealing techniques can significantly impact a structure’s durability, provide for a consistent high level of comfort and shrink monthly energy expenses.

Type: Case Study

Sponsor: Dow Building Solutions


Structured Plumbing Used in Proud Green Home's Energy Efficient Home Project

Structured Plumbing Used in Proud Green Home's Energy Efficient Home Project

A highly energy efficient home recently built in St. Louis under the direction and partnership of ProudGreenHome.com, Hibbs Homes, Verdatek Solutions, Curtiss W. Bryne Architect and the High Performance Buildings Research Center includes the latest home efficiencies for energy savings and a healthy living environment.

Type: White Paper

Sponsor: ACT D'MAND Systems


Systems-Built Homes: Many Options and Benefits

Systems-Built Homes: Many Options and Benefits

For decades, home building systems have provided home owners a wide variety of benefits and features over traditional stick-built homes. Manufacturers utilizing building systems specialize in many different styles of homes and materials. This white paper gives an overview of systems-built homes and the many options and benefits that they offer.

Type: White Paper

Sponsor: Lindal Cedar Homes


Precision Engineering, Breathtaking Beauty and Environmentally Conscious Homes

Precision Engineering, Breathtaking Beauty and Environmentally Conscious Homes

Famed architect Frank Lloyd Wright said, “No house should ever be on any hill or on anything. It should be of the hill, belonging to it, so hill and house could live together each the happier for the other.” This...

Type: White Paper

Sponsor: Lindal Cedar Homes


Greenspur's OneNest Project Profile

Greenspur's OneNest Project Profile

OneNest Project is a labor of love, bringing together a thoughtful team that plans to build the homes of the future without losing the style and romance of traditional architecture. The project combines the latest material science and design to...

Type: Case Study

Sponsor: LG HVAC


Maul Home Residential Geothermal Case Study

Maul Home Residential Geothermal Case Study

Three years in the making: Oregon über-green superhome breaks all the traditional rules of high efficiency homebuilding. Any way you look at it, it’s over the top, energy-wise. The certified LEED Platinum house combines a ground source heat pump for...

Type: Case Study

Sponsor: ClimateMaster


Urban Development Uses Geothermal Heating and Cooling for Green Living

Urban Development Uses Geothermal Heating and Cooling for Green Living

Located on just more than three acres, Washington Village is a net-zero community in the heart of North Boulder, Colorado. One of the homes uses a very tightly sealed building envelope and a ground source heat pump to deliver net-zero performance. This case study looks at the systems used to make this such a high performance home.

Type: Case Study




Heating and Cooling Your Home with Green Technologies: A Guide to Creating an Energy Efficient Home

Heating and Cooling Your Home with Green Technologies: A Guide to Creating an Energy Efficient Home

The EPA says more than 40 percent of the energy use in a home goes to heating and hot water. We can reduce this energy use by up to 50 percent through more efficient heating. This guide reviews some of the key products and technologies that directly address the major energy uses in the home.

Type: Guide




A Cool Metal Roof Helps Homeowners Realize Their Green Home Dream

A Cool Metal Roof Helps Homeowners Realize Their Green Home Dream

Homeowners Ronda and Nigel Farrar knew they wanted to build a high-performance green home that would showcase the best in building science. Their vision was a home that would respect its surroundings near Escondido, California, and serve as a model for green design. They achieved this dream of a Net-Zero energy design using a metal roof.

Type: Case Study




River Lodge Relies on Geothermal Heating and Cooling to Achieve LEED Certification

River Lodge Relies on Geothermal Heating and Cooling to Achieve LEED Certification

The custom home known as River Lodge is a refuge for its busy owners. They wanted their new home to reflect their passion for the environment. That’s why it’s respectful of the pristine wooded setting. And that’s also why it...

Type: Case Study




Seeing Green Part 3: Buying a Better Home

Seeing Green Part 3: Buying a Better Home

Builders and developers might be the experts in home construction, but it’s consumers who shape the market. In other words, it will be consumers, ultimately, who cause a permanent shift in deep green building. This white paper, the final in a 3-part series, explores why buyers are becoming the driving force behind high-performance homes.

Type: White Paper





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