More stories about High-Performance Building

  • Modular Home Overcomes Factory-Built Design Limitations

    This ultra-insulated modern home pushes the design limits of prefab construction.

  • Construction Systems That Fix Themselves, For Better or Worse

    Self-repairing materials can lead to lighter, longer-lasting building components. But does less always mean more?

  • Energy Star 3.0 Marks First Year

    Green builders of all sizes can learn from early adopters of the year-old standard.

  • A Virtuous Cycle

    Market Transformation chair Cliff Majersik says the drive to broader markets will be fueled by increased code compliance and the transformation of appraisal and finance processes.

  • The Balance of Systems

    Codes and Standards chair Sam Rashkin describes how new codes and evolving rating systems are addressing the "house-as-a-system" approach to performance.

  • Pushing Performance

    Systems thinking will take building science into the areas of air purification, rightsized HVAC components, and home energy management systems, says Building Systems Research chair Michael Dickens.

  • Integration and Resilience

    Products and Performance chairs Alex Wilson and Peter Yost envision high-performance products that respond to more stringent requirements and the need for resilient design.

  • EHDA Merit Award: Hacienda Ja Ja

    The compact footprint of this LEED-Platinum Texas home preserves existing live oak trees and promotes passive design.

  • EHDA Grand Award: Primera Terra

    The condo community achieved LEED-Platinum thanks in part to its walkable urban location.

  • Earth First

    A pioneering house fares well during sustainability's ascent.