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In a high-performance home, it's what's behind the walls that matters. Green Builder Media is your headquarters for high-performance tips and tools. You'll find expert research on insulation, window glazing, housewrap, plumbing, HVAC and other essential systems in any home.

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New Ebook: A Guide to Moisture Control in Exterior Wall Applications
This guide shows you why that is and how you can harness spray foam’s high-performance potential on your next project, including how spray foam can: Serve as a backup system to help cladding systems shed water Control temperature extremes and UV exposure to extend building life. Reduce opportunities for installation mistakes with its easy application system and...
Nov 29, 2016 11:00 AM ET
Ground Freezing: An Environmentally Friendly and Time-Saving Shoring Option
SoilFreeze is the only U.S. construction company specializing exclusively in ground freezing services for construction and related industries. The company provides structural shoring, groundwater cutoff, and soil contamination remediation through an innovative ground freezing technique that is more environmentally friendly, lower cost, and saves time compared...
Nov 10, 2016 11:00 AM ET
Building Science Innovations for Net Zero Energy Homes, Part 1
In the first part of this webinar series, Easley will identify the critical products and approaches to achieving net zero energy homes. He will offer real world examples to demonstrate cost effective methods to overcome the barriers of achieving high performance structures and discuss the most problematic...
Nov 1, 2016 11:00 AM ET
On the Path to Net Zero
HIGH-PERFORMANCE HOUSING is no longer limited to just a few homes here and there. Enter the high-performance housing development market, in which entire communities are built as efficiently as possible. These master-planned communities are engineered for efficiency and high-performance from the ground up. This shift from the solo to the communal is driven by a variety of...
Oct 14, 2016 11:00 AM ET
Andersen Partners with Yellowstone National Park to Push Past Net Zero
Of all the benefits millions of visitors experience at our National Parks, the living lesson of our symbiotic relationship with the planet is perhaps the most significant. Yellowstone National Park, as part of its vision to become the world’s greenest national park, is now tackling a new challenge to educate, engage and lead by example: seeking ...
Sep 29, 2016 11:00 AM ET