Stricter Residential Building Codes Drive Green Construction Acceptance

Stricter Residential Building Codes Drive Green Construction Acceptance

At the 2016 EEBA Conference and Expo, building science experts discussed the benefit of the incorporating green building techniques and outcomes into the IECC code, and the benefit of additional voluntary green building programs.

Green Home Made Healthier with Whole Home Water Filtration System

The Proud Green Home of Louisville uses whole-home water filtration to provide fresh water to every fixture and appliance.

Sponsored by: Environmental Water Systems

What's Next? Residential Construction Leaders Predict Green Building Trends

What's Next? Residential Construction Leaders Predict Green Building Trends

Some builders see high performance building as a differentiator in the market; others adopt a wait-and-see attitude.

Duct Sealing Boosts Energy Efficiency and Comfort for Su Verde

Duct Sealing Boosts Energy Efficiency and Comfort for Su Verde

Duct leakage in residential homes costs consumers $25 billion each year.

Smart controls manage hot water energy use for multifamily units

Smart controls manage hot water energy use for multifamily units

Regardless of whether a building has a tank or tankless water heater, the water in the lines between the water heater and the fixture loses heat

Green Home Taps the Earth for Geothermal Heating and Cooling

One of the key energy-efficiency strategies for the Proud Green Home of Louisville is the use of geothermal heating and cooling.

Sponsored by: Enertech Global, LLC

Drywall Options Deliver Better Living in in Proud Green Home of Louisville

Drywall Options Deliver Better Living in in Proud Green Home of Louisville

Drywall products from CertainTeed are part of the package that will deliver a high performance home to its new owners.

Smart home appliances keep your life on track

Smart home appliances keep your life on track

The future is now when it comes to smart appliances.

Electric Radiant Floor Heating Warms the Proud Green Home of Louisville

Electric Radiant Floor Heating Warms the Proud Green Home of Louisville

There are many paths to sustainability, and the Proud Green Home of Louisville is traveling many of them.

Whole home ventilation strategies for high performing homes (video)

Whole home ventilation strategies for high performing homes (video)

As homebuilders learn to construct tight envelopes, ventilation becomes a bigger part of building a comfortable, high performing home.

High tech pipes improve water use efficiency

High tech pipes improve water use efficiency

For builders who want to get the most out of a plumbing system, the choice of piping material has a long-term impact on the project.

Housewrap battles heat loss in Southwest climate zones

Housewrap battles heat loss in Southwest climate zones

At the EEBA Local Toolbox builder conference in Phoenix, the unique requirements of building in the Southwest climate zones were literally a hot topic on a day that topped 108 degrees. One of the solutions for a tight thermal envelope...

EEBA: Homebuilders Dive into Water/Energy Relationships

EEBA: Homebuilders Dive into Water/Energy Relationships

The relationship between water usage and energy usage has been understood for about the past 10 years, but homebuilders are still struggling with techniques to reduce water use.

Sustainable exterior options wrap the Proud Green Home of Louisville

Sustainable exterior options wrap the Proud Green Home of Louisville

At Su Verde (Italian for ‘About Green’), sustainably made exterior products are part of the home's green story, and will help it earn multiple high performance home certifications.

High performance sheathing solves air sealing challenges

High performance sheathing solves air sealing challenges

ZIP System sheathing helps this home beat Passive House standards.

EEBA Excellence in Building Preview

EEBA Excellence in Building Preview

At the EEBA Local Toolbox Session in Phoenx, Arizona, Susan Buchan, executive director, gave an overview of the Excellence in Building Conference.

Award-winning builder sells the value of high performance homes

Award-winning builder sells the value of high performance homes

Many green homebuilders face the challenge of convincing buyers of the value of high performance.

ERV ensures indoor air quality in high performance home

ERV ensures indoor air quality in high performance home

High performance design incorporates fresh air flow for comfort, indoor air quality, and efficiency.

A high performance thermal envelope starts at the foundation

A high performance thermal envelope starts at the foundation

To ensure the Proud Green Home of Louisville performs according to plan, it's being wrapped in insulation. The foundation incorporates foam forms, and most of the walls are insulated concrete forms as well. Builder Sy Safi of UberGreen Spaces &...

Proud Green Home of Louisville lays foundation for high performance living

Proud Green Home of Louisville lays foundation for high performance living

Insulating the foundation is one of the first steps to creating a quiet, comfortable, efficient home.

Stylish shower heads save water every day

Stylish shower heads save water every day

Save water with every shower with a new water saving design from Delta Faucet.

Low flow faucets combine style and water saving technology

Low flow faucets combine style and water saving technology

Choosing a water-efficient faucet is one small, easy way to reduce water usage.

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