More stories about High-Performance Building

  • Four Keys to Designing a Net-Zero Home

    Construction blogger Matt Risinger talks about high performance homes and provides his top areas of focus when designing a net-zero home.

  • Research Home Promotes Prefab Future

    A research prefab in Stuttgart can be built in a day, generate twice as much power as it needs, and is being studied for future developments.

  • A Tremendous Treehouse

    Cool treehouse design is futuristic and low-impact.

  • Phrase of the Future: Zero Net Energy

    Buildings are getting greener and smarter, with some that consume only as much energy as they produce.

  • Who's Buying Into Net-Zero Home Building?

    Wall Street Journal staffer Kris Hudson canvasses industry pros--including Meritage Home's C.R. Herro, Blue Heron partner Tyler Jones, KB Homes Dan Bridleman, and Lennar's David Kaiserman--only to find varying degrees of buy-in towards the net-zero concept.

  • 7 Sustainable Design Trends From The Living Building Challenge

    Seven performance categories of the Living Building Challenge have made their mark in green building and set future trends for bringing net-zero building to the next level.

  • Do You Understand Home Performance?

    In this video segment from the 2014 Remodeling Show | Deck Expo | JLC Live (R|D|J), Jeremy O'Brien breaks down building science principles that provide homeowners knowledge to decipher what goes on in the home, and allow professionals to guide customers in achieving the comfort they seek.

  • Outcome-Based Compliance Path Approved for the IgCC

    The option lets design teams quantify a completed building's energy consumption when using the 2015 version of the International Green Construction Code to comply with local building energy code

  • Australian Company Introduces Green Bonds to Fund Sustainable Building Projects

    This week, one of Australia's largest property groups became the first company in the nation to introduce a green bond program that will fund sustainable building projects.

  • USGBC Teams Up With Honeywell to Monitor Building Performance

    The US Green Building Council and Honeywell announced a new partnership last week that enhance building operations by monitoring performance beyond LEED Certification.