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Awards

DOE Awards Recognize Several NAHB Members for Home Performance Innovation

National Association of Home Builders members are among the winners in this year's U.S. Department of Energy Housing Innovation Awards  

Products

Explore the Products Used to Create the Desert Comfort Idea Home

The custom home in Arizona’s Sonoran Desert set some ambitious net zero home-performance goals. These building products help to meet them

Net Zero

Risks to Consider in the Race to Net Zero

High-performance home building is becoming more commonplace across the U.S., but net zero construction also poses new risks to the built environment

Energy Efficiency

Home Performance Counts in the Home Building and Buying Process

Newly relaunched website is at the nexus of construction, homebuying, and retail to educate builders, real estate agents, and consumers on high-performance homes

High-Performance Homes

Desert Comfort: Next-Gen HVAC and Indoor Air Quality

A more efficient conditioned air distribution system optimizes zoned heating, cooling, and fresh-air ventilation equipment for ideal indoor comfort

High-Performance Homes

Desert Comfort: Innovative Measures Against the Elements

The net-zero energy Desert Comfort Experience Home combines multiple solutions to protect the house from its extreme climate conditions

Energy Efficiency

Energy-Efficiency Road Map: Whole-Building Envelope Sealing

This aerosol-based solution for home air sealing can help new and existing homes and buildings achieve stringent thresholds for airtightness

High-Performance Homes

The Desert Comfort Experience Home: Going Vertical With Insulated Concrete Forms

The use of an integrally insulated concrete-based system of ICFs for the home’s above-grade perimeter walls ensures a tight, thermally resistant shell

Net Zero

Net Zero: The Desert Comfort Experience Home Navigates a Perfect Storm

This net-zero energy home in the Arizona desert weathered its share of delays before construction started, highlighting building industry inefficiencies—all exacerbated by the pandemic

Sales + Marketing

Inside the Mind of the High-Performance Homebuyer

New data sheds light on what homebuyers really care about when it comes to sustainability, helping builders improve their products

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