High Performance Homes

A house with a storm in the distance. Text overlay says "Designing A Stormproof Home."

Spring and Summer bring nasty storms, especially in the south. Some of a building designer’s responsibilities are to design a safe home. That includes storm-proof homes. Storms can cause the roof to collapse, windows to break, … Read More

Photo of Bernie Kern drawing at a desk.

A home can waste 1000’s of $$ in energy over its lifetime if the attic isn’t insulated properly. Click here to get free design details for attic insulation:

The AIBD High Performance Homes Team is creating a series of blogs that guide you in building high-performing homes. This one is about caulking and sealing.

for IBS High Performance Building Zone In 2017 and 2018 AIBD’s High Performance Homes Team was contacted by the National Home Builders Association to prepare working drawings and design for a Tiny House Lab, displaying energy … Read More

Advanced framing is an energy efficient technique in residential design to make the best of material usage in framing walls, roofs, and floor systems. Sometimes advanced framing is also called value framing or stack framing. The … Read More

What is a high performance home and how do I get one? These questions are often asked and you are in luck, because it is easier than one would think to accomplish. Some High Performance Homes … Read More