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New Website for Holistic, Systems-Centric Home Building

New building platform can help builders achieve energy code compliance, reduce callbacks and liability, and improve HERS® Index.
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September 4, 2015 /3BL Media/ - Green Builder® Media recently launched a new online resource created to help builders design more sustainable, high-performance homes. The content for this first edition was provided by BASF.

HERS Rating a Passive House

An Innovation Design Request filed with RESNET is helping this Iowa DOE Zero Energy Ready Home and passive house project acquire a more accurate HERS Index.
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A NEW BUILDING IS TAKING shape at Full Revolution Farm, a “micro eco-farm” located just outside of Des Moines, Iowa. This project, which will include bed-and-breakfast accommodations, is being built to the standards of Passive House International, ENERGY STAR 3.1 and DOE Zero Energy Ready Home (ZERH), which includes the standards of the EPA’s WaterSense and Indoor AirPLUS programs.

Building Science Exhibit to Launch at AIA Portland

Green Builder Home of the Year award winner, Hammer and Hand, to open an exhibit with AIA Portland on building performance techniques.
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Builder Hammer & Hand is teaming up with AIA Portland to open “Evolution of Enclosure: the Anatomy of Building Performance,” an exhibit that will explore the building science that guides high performance assemblies. 

Hammer and Hand, a winner of two 2014 Green Builder Home of the Year awards for Karuna Wall Assembly and Pumpkin Ridge Passive House, specializes in design-driven construction in both Portland and Seattle but has no designers on staff, so collaboration with architecture firms is essential to the builder.

Green Builder Media Co-Founder and President Ron Jones to Deliver Closing Luncheon Keynote at EEBA Conference

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July 23, 2015 /3BL Media/ - Ron Jones, Co-Founder and President of Green Builder Media, will deliver the closing luncheon keynote at the EEBA conference on October 8 at 12:15 PM.  Internationally renowned pioneer of the green building movement, Jones has been an award-winning green builder and leading advocate for a more sustainable built environment for over three decades.

Analyzing the Residential Energy Efficiency Sections of the 2015 IECC

The IECC - 2009, 2012 and 2015: A Cross-Code Comparison.
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THE INTERNATIONAL CODE COUNCIL (ICC) continues to develop the International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) on a three-year cycle which has culminated in the latest version, the 2015 IECC. However, not every state is inclined to follow the same cycle when it comes to adoption of the IECC. Reasons for non-adoption vary, from perceived cost implications to lack of enforcement resources to complexity of changes.

Turn Building Science into Building Genius

Website Launches Video Series on Building Science Best Practices
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What’s the smartest way to build a home? Check out this new website and find out. Sponsored by Owens Corning the site offers: 

Playing God: Building with Robots, 3D Printers and Augmented Reality

The future of technology and building science.
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No fewer than three major U.S. magazines last year, including The Economist and Wired, featured robots on their covers. The age of machine-assisted labor is here. But robotics is just one of many advancing technologies that are likely to change our lives dramatically. Converging technologies, including virtual reality, 3D printing, augmented reality, robotics and nanotechnology will combine to alter the way we construct buildings and products, and how we define work.

Green Builder Media Announces Ground-Breaking of Extreme Climate, Off-the-Grid Sustainability Institute and Demonstration Project

Colorado site offers building science and product testing at high altitude.
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October 2, 2014 /3BL Media/ - Green Builder Media proudly introduces the company’s first entirely self-sufficient, off-the-grid project in our VISION House Series. The VISION House at Mariposa Meadows and the ReVISION House at Rancho La Garita, perched high in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado, unite extraordinary design, extreme performance, innovative products and intelligent technology.

Eco-Topia Is Coming

Green Builder Media’s Celestia Project smashes dystopian narratives about the future; promises instead an age of environmental balance and abundance.
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April 17, 2014 /3BL Media/ - A time capsule has been found in New York’s Central Park. But this is no ordinary artifact. It comes from the future—the year 2100. As researchers begin sifting through its contents, they find documents, videos and technology that shake the world from its dystopian trance. A hopeful future is both possible and probable, the record says, as long as we allow current trends regarding food, shelter and resilience to take shape.

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