Better Than Code

Retrofit Research Project Focuses on Inefficient Existing Buildings

As a first-of-its-kind research project, HouseZero demonstrates how to transform a challenging building stock into a prototype for ultra-efficiency. As reported ...
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Achieving Above-Code Standards with Propane

Free course offers instruction on better-than-code performance using propane. Using propane, a builder can lower a home’s HERS index by ...
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Communities Go Better Than Code

Stretch codes pull toward green communities. As reported by Carl Weinschenk of Energy Manager Today, many communities in the United States ...
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Passive Powerhouse

The largest PHIUS certified project in New England is also affordable. The 54,000-square-foot Village Centre Apartments in Brewer, Maine—developed and ...
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KB Home’s Approach to Zero Energy Ready Building

Want to build better than standard building codes? Follow some of the most forward-thinking nationals. KB Home, a top 10 ...
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Homeowner Viewpoint: How Do You Like Your Zero Energy Home?

Zero Energy Homes sound great to those of us concerned about the planet but what’s it like to live in ...
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