Air Sealing: Guide for Contractors to Share with Homeowners Report

This guide will help homeowners identify ways to make their homes more comfortable, more energy efficient, and healthier to live in and will provide contractors and remodelers with the necessary supporting documentation to explain the value of these air sealing measures to their customers.

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Building Design + Performance | Open Building: A Critical Component in Sustainable, High-Performance Housing

Tedd Benson of Bensonwood Homes and Stephen Kendall, Ph.D., of Infill Systems US, explore the concept of open building and how its wide-spread adoption could change how we design homes going forward, creating more flexibility and durability.

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Building the Foundation

Robert Sahadi of the Institute for Market Transformation, Laura Reedy Stukel of Not YET Green Consulting, and Sandra K. Adomatis of Adomatis Appraisal Service will describe some of the new measures being taken to include energy efficiency in mortgages and appraisals.

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Rapidly Changing Codes

What You Need to Know About Green Building, presented by Jay Hall, Ph.D., Jay Hall & Associates. Energy codes have been changing dramatically over the last several years, and green programs have been scrambling to keep up. Anything built to code today will become obsolete more quickly than a building built to a beyond-code spec. Green building is now the incubator for coming code changes.

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Vision 2020 Manufacturers’ Council

For the third conference call in our Vision 2020 series, we turn the tables and have key sustainability representatives from each of the program’s sponsor companies report to the Vision 2020 section chairs on each manufacturer’s sustainable goals and measures of tracking progress. In this call, we host a round table discussion among the representatives about the challenges, opportunities, key issues, and processes of green product manufacturing.

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Tracking Progress

In the second of three Vision 2020 conference calls for the year, the Vision 2020 section chairs report back to one another on new developments and on-going progress in their respective areas.

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Meet the 2013 Vision 2020 Chairs

Kicking off the 2013 conference call series for Vision 2020, ECOHOME gathered the new class of section chairs for an introductory call. Meet each chair and hear about the top issues they’re working on in their respective areas.

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2013 Construction & Design Industry Perceptions & Usage Survey

Exclusive Hanley Wood research reveals device usage, product information sources and social media behavior of today’s building and construction professional.

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Department of Energy Report: Retrofit Techniques & Technologies: Air Sealing

This guide will help homeowners identify ways to make their homes more comfortable, more energy efficient, and healthier to live in. It also will provide contractors and remodelers with the necessary supporting documentation to explain the value of these air sealing measures to their customers.

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Activating the Millennial New-Home Buyer

A residential builder’s guide to the who, why, and how of development, design, construction, and marketing to young adults of today and tomorrow.

Special thanks to...
The Project Partners:
Builder | PardeeHomes | TriPointe Group | Andersonbaron | Bassenian/Lagoni | Bobby Berk Home

Title Sponsor:
Western

Founding Sponsors:
Andersen | Carrier | Eldorado Stone |
Jeld Wen | Timberlake | Weyerhaeuser | Whirlpool

Sponsors:
Broan-NuTone | Daltile | Dupont Building Innovations
GoTour by Avid Ratings | Gerber Plumbing Fixtures/Danze | IAPMO
Kichler Lighting | Liftmaster/Chamberlain | Pavestone Co. | Rinnai
Savant | Schlage | Schneider Electric/Square D | Sherwin-Williams
Solar City | Uponor/Wirspo |Wayne Dalton

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