Posts From August, 2019

The House That She Built

Utah Women Prove that Homebuilding is Women's Work

We built this home to educate everybody in the construction industry that there is a place for women to work making a good living, teaching a new generation that there are no longer traditional roles in the workplace, and to help eliminate the shortage of labor in our industry which is an ongoing problem. We feel like women can be a part of that solution. --  Jennie Tanner, President of the Utah Professional Women in Building.


When you're a little girl, parents don't often think about saying, “Hey, why don't you get a job in construction? Have you thought about being a plumber or an electrician?” Even school counselors don't discuss these options with girls. And so, three years ago, I joined the Utah-based charter of the National Association of Homebuilders and came up with an idea to build the first all-women-built home in the nation.

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2019 Housing Innovation Awards

The winners of The Department of Energy Housing Innovation Awards were recently announced with Grand Winners set to be announced at this year’s High Performance Home Summit.
2019 Housing Innovation Awards
EEBA’s High Performance Home Summit is a little over a month away. The Grand Winners of The Department of Energy’s Housing Innovation Awards will be announced the first day of the conference on Tuesday, October 1. Many of the entrants are winners from previous years, but this year’s group of entries also features a handful of new participants. The winners in each of the following categories represents outstanding innovation around the country: Innovation in Affordable Homes Habitat for Humanity of Catawba Valley: Hickory, NC United Way of Long Island: East Patchogue, NY Innovation in Custom Homes (for buyer) Amaris Homes: Eden Prairie, MN Bellingham Bay Builders: Seattle, WA Clifton View Homes: Anacortes, WA Deltec Homes: Mills River, NC Ferrier Custom Homes: Mineral Wells, TX Greenhill Contracting: Newburgh, NY Health E Community Enterprises of Virginia: Hampton, VA High Performance Homes: Easton, MD Imery Group:... read more

Meet the New EEBA Board Members

Help us welcome the newest EEBA Board members and learn a little more about who they are.
Meet the New EEBA Board Members
For over 35 years EEBA has been a trusted resource for building science information and education in the construction industry. As a board-led organization, we rely on the expertise and commitment of these highly knowledgeable individuals. We are proud to introduce our newest board members - Tim O'Brien, Dennis Webb, and Adam Weinstein. Tim O’Brien, Tim O’Brien Homes Prior to joining the EEBA Board, the lead building science team member at Tim O’Brien Homes had been asked to get more involved in their mission to learn, share, and contribute to the best practices in building a high-performance, value-based, home. When that person advanced to another position within the company, it made sense for Tim to continue along that path. When he’s not helping to improve homes he is spending time on the lake with his family. Get to know Tim: If you were banned from the construction industry, what industry would you work in and why? “I would join an... read more