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.
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.
Electricity use averaged $1 per day, even with the air conditioning set at 71 degrees.
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.
The project was also constructed with the resiliency features to provide added safety for residents during and after major storms.
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 may not identify as wanting green homes, but they know what they want.
Mini split ductless heat pumps are making waves in the high performance home market.
EEBA Summit Features the Latest in Building Science for Better Homes.
Unlike traditional duct sealing, aeroseal works from the inside of the ducts to seal leaks.
Common myths are that passive homes are too stuffy and that the walls are too thick.
One panel discussion will feature professionals from the greater Atlanta market, one of the hotbeds for sustainable development and home building.
Not only is there an increase in the number of HERS rated homes, but the energy performance of those homes built is increasing.
Over the past decade, a small number of ULE building retrofit projects have been documented in more than 20 states.
In a staggering statistic, nearly 26 million Americans suffer from asthma, including more than 7 million children.
For the first time, village leaders keep the hydroponic trailer at 74 degrees in sub-zero temperatures.
The goal is to create healthier and more comfortable living spaces without negatively impacting the environment or the climate.
Providing housing quickly, cost-effectively and sustainably is a global challenge.
The two story residence uses up to 90 percent less energy for heating and cooling than a code-built home.
The team at Hibbs Homes is rolling out a new option for home owners looking to build a better home.