New Georgia center as good to environment as refugees it will serve

New Georgia center as good to environment as refugees it will serve

Leaders of Friends of Refugees, a Georgia-based non-profit, knew they needed a building. To make the project more attractive to donors by lowering operating costs, executive director Brian Bollinger studied up on high-performance. Here's what he learned, and the facility that will result.

NYC's first Passive House apartment building open for rent

NYC's first Passive House apartment building open for rent

Because they are built to such a high level of airtightness, the apartments use heat from daily activities such as laundry to help warm the home.

Go behind the scenes of the first Passive House in Texas

Go behind the scenes of the first Passive House in Texas

Electricity use averaged $1 per day, even with the air conditioning set at 71 degrees.

Video | Passive House Documentary ‘Superhouse’ Now on Amazon Prime

Video | Passive House Documentary ‘Superhouse’ Now on Amazon Prime

The documentary from Together Magic Films explores the Passive House movement, a new development in home building technology, and how it can help address problems of climate change and the future of our planet.

Mixed-Income 100-Unit Development Built With Passive House Standards and Resilient Features

Mixed-Income 100-Unit Development Built With Passive House Standards and Resilient Features

The project was also constructed with the resiliency features to provide added safety for residents during and after major storms.

Zero Energy Certification Awarded to the Lincoln Net Positive Farmhouse

Zero Energy Certification Awarded to the Lincoln Net Positive Farmhouse

With more than two years of measured occupancy to date, the home unquestionably provides exceptional energy performance, consuming 70 percent less energy than a code-built house.

Home Buyers Seeking Better Homes, Rather Than Looking for Green Labels

Home Buyers Seeking Better Homes, Rather Than Looking for Green Labels

Home buyers may not identify as wanting green homes, but they know what they want.

Mini Split Heat Pumps Adapting to High Performance Home Market

Mini Split Heat Pumps Adapting to High Performance Home Market

Mini split ductless heat pumps are making waves in the high performance home market.

High Performance Home Builders Turning to the Latest Geothermal Technology

High Performance Home Builders Turning to the Latest Geothermal Technology

EEBA Summit Features the Latest in Building Science for Better Homes.

Cornell Tech Passive House Uses Duct Sealing for Energy-Efficient HVAC System

Cornell Tech Passive House Uses Duct Sealing for Energy-Efficient HVAC System

Unlike traditional duct sealing, aeroseal works from the inside of the ducts to seal leaks.

Are Passive Houses the Future of High Performance Homes?

Are Passive Houses the Future of High Performance Homes?

Common myths are that passive homes are too stuffy and that the walls are too thick.

New Urbanism Designer Joining EEBA Summit Panel

New Urbanism Designer Joining EEBA Summit Panel

One panel discussion will feature professionals from the greater Atlanta market, one of the hotbeds for sustainable development and home building.

Demand for HERS Ratings Grows Through 2017

Demand for HERS Ratings Grows Through 2017

Not only is there an increase in the number of HERS rated homes, but the energy performance of those homes built is increasing.

Ultra Low Energy Retrofits Meet Aggressive Targets

Ultra Low Energy Retrofits Meet Aggressive Targets

Over the past decade, a small number of ULE building retrofit projects have been documented in more than 20 states.

Wellness and Asthma Prevention in the Home

Wellness and Asthma Prevention in the Home

In a staggering statistic, nearly 26 million Americans suffer from asthma, including more than 7 million children.

Solar Powers Delivers Hot Water North of the Arctic Circle

Solar Powers Delivers Hot Water North of the Arctic Circle

For the first time, village leaders keep the hydroponic trailer at 74 degrees in sub-zero temperatures.

Watch out Passive House and Net Zero, Active House is on the Scene (Video)

Watch out Passive House and Net Zero, Active House is on the Scene (Video)

The goal is to create healthier and more comfortable living spaces without negatively impacting the environment or the climate.

Affordable Passive House Model Uses Prefab Insulated Walls

Affordable Passive House Model Uses Prefab Insulated Walls

Providing housing quickly, cost-effectively and sustainably is a global challenge.

1st Certified Passive House PLUS to Start Construction in Vancouver

1st Certified Passive House PLUS to Start Construction in Vancouver

The two story residence uses up to 90 percent less energy for heating and cooling than a code-built home.

St. Louis Builder Offers Net Zero Homes

St. Louis Builder Offers Net Zero Homes

The team at Hibbs Homes is rolling out a new option for home owners looking to build a better home.

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