Award Winning Home Builder Still Learning New Ways to Excel
Even award-winning builders still have a lot to learn about creating high-performance homes.
Gettysburg, Penn.-based High Performance Homes has won a Housing Innovation Award for three consecutive years, but Keire DeGrandchamp, head of construction operations, returned to the Energy & Environmental Building Alliance (EEBA) annual conference to learn new tips and techniques to build the best home that he can.
This year's High Performance Home Summit in Atlanta drew builders, architects, raters, code officials and other professionals from across the country to share their experiences in a variety of summit and roundtable sessions.
The value for builders is in the gathering of like-minded pros that are seeking to build the best product they can for their buyers, and do it in a way that still makes sense from the business and market perspective.
For 2017, High Performance Homes won an award for Innovation in Custom Homes (For Buyer) for its "Danielle" model home in Gettysburg.
Each home in the Latitude project was designed to provide a low-maintenance, energy-efficient lifestyle.
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
The owner needed solar panels that could stand up to New England winters.
Self-cleaning technology, automation remove contaminants, extend life of HVAC units
Lux's Kono technology automatically adjusts for optimal comfort, savings
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
All unit components designed to be removed in less than 10 minutes
Aesthetics only part of appeal of Johnson Controls' newest product
Solution design focuses on positive up-front, back-end financial impact
Samsung anticipates technology to be game-changer
Technology gives HVAC units 'mind of its own'
Improving efficiency, occupant comfort key as building envelopes tighten
The system provides 100 percent heating capacity down to -5 degrees Fahrenheit, for customers in the colder climates of North America.
Though the floor plan is compact, homeowners of the Saltbox won't have to sacrifice having friends over or entertaining.