High-Performance Building

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Mastering the Basics: Three Key Management Steps to Build On

RICHARD STEVEN: Mastering these management basics will set your company on a path... More

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Merit Award, Green Remodeling Over $250,000: Original Blend

Modern technology comes to bear on an 1888 home that needed an energy-efficient upgrade and more space. More

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Air Me Out: A Building Performance Pro and Mechanical Ventilation to the Rescue

What to do with a remodel that's too tight but still leaky and has continuing indoor air quality issues ó sometimes building better makes things worse. It pays to have a pro weigh in. More

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Barn Raising: Where LEED Platinum and History Meet

This remodeler's LEED Platinum, zero net energy office is also on the National Register of Historic Places ó a first. More

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Baby Steps on the Path to High-Performance Homes
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Spray-Foam Insulation: Open-Cell vs. Closed-Cell

The pros and cons of each type of insulation. More

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Do as I Say ó Not as I Did: Home Performance Then and Now

ED VOYTOVICH: Times have changed and we now know so much more about building performance. It's time to actively use that knowledge. More

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Inventive Incentives: REMODELING Takes a Look at the Alternatives to Home Star

Some remodelers are making the most of government incentives to improve the performance of existing U.S. housing stock ó and to boost their bottom line. More

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Energy Stars: These Remodelers Made the Most of Various Grants and Programs for Energy-Efficient Upgrades

Home Star may be gone, but all is not lost. There are still abundant options for remodelers who want to capitalize on home performance work. More

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Adding Muscle: This Project May Look Small and Unassuming, but It Packs a High-Performance Punch

A 1950s-era Massachusetts home uses 60% less energy after a deep energy retrofit. More

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