Put simply, the term speaks to how well your house works. This could mean different things, depending on where you live. Ideally, a performance home should check all of these boxes:
Comfort is hard to define. It seems we only think about comfort when we're uncomfortable.
See how a comfy high-performance home compares with a standard-built new home.
Wendy Massen raves, "There were no cold rooms. No hot rooms. Just comfort all over the house."
Air quality is important to our overall health.
Find out how to improve air quality in your home.
The Horne family's new home is more comfortable, quieter, and more energy efficient.
We assume that all houses are strong-especially new ones.
Find out how homes can be made even stronger.
Greg Wilkins and his family decided to create a hurricane-resistant home.
Explore how a high-performance home can save you money compared to a standard-built home.
The Beluzzi family are able to enjoy complete control over temperature and humidity in their new home.
The decisions we make about how we live today will affect how future generations live tomorrow.
Compare environmental attributes of a high-performance home versus a standard-built home.
Shawna Hayes' home search got much easer after she decided to look for an ENERGY STAR® new home certification as a prerequisite.
Energy efficiency is about more than the right appliances. Your house has to work with them.
Use our guide to find out how much energy a high-performance home saves compared to a standard-built home.
Lorna and David Phillips can think more about improving their golf games than about lowering utility bills thanks to their performance home.