Founder and chairman Bob Fincher used part of his summer vacation to tour Midwest companies that are championing the integration of green technologies and tactics into our homes and other buildings. Here's what he found.
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This is one of the first projects completed under Utah’s latest energy conservation codes that require a layer of exterior insulation.
The design of this home exceeds California Title 24 energy efficiency standards by 52.5 percent.
High-performance homes are using high-tech solutions wall systems that are like a mountain climber's parka that keeps the energy inside even in the harshest conditions.
The home and insulation installer were recognized with a 2018 Industry Excellence Award, winning first prize in the Residential Wall category.
The precast concrete structure was installed in just two working days, allowing the house to be under roof in less than two weeks.
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 overwhelming majority of windows and doors manufactured have an NFRC label.
The 3D-printed home serves as a proof-of-concept for sustainable homebuilding that will allow for safer, more affordable homes for more families, faster than ever.
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.
They have succeeded in creating a home that will still be standing 200 years from now and will still be regenerative to the surrounding ecosystem.
There is an erroneous belief among many building professionals that leaks within ductwork located inside the home, have little effect on overall energy use.