For over 35 years, EEBA has provided the most trusted resources for building science information and education in the construction industry.  EEBA delivers turn-key educational resources and events designed to transform residential construction practices through high performance design, marketing, materials, and technologies.  Through our educational events, annual Summit and various publications and resources, EEBA reaches thousands of key decision makers and other important industry players each year.

In 1982, a group of building professionals from around the world gathered in Pine Island, Minnesota with an audacious goal, to develop criteria for the construction of homes that were more energy efficient. These forward-thinking pioneers created EEBA and committed to be good stewards of the resources used in their homes.

Over the years the organization grew as the impact the home building industry had on the environments was recognized. An unmatched understanding of building science was embraced. EEBA climate-specific criteria was developed, providing a blueprint, based on regional climatic conditions, for improved building performance. This quickly became the industry’s leading document detailing the systems approach to high performance home construction. 

Through expanded online and in-person educational venues, strong national alliances with DOE, EPA and the national labs, a broad-based network of partners and an incredible community of members willing to share and collaborate, EEBA has continued to meet the rapidly increasing educational and business needs of the high-performance building industry.

Today our community of tens of thousands of members represents the innovators and early adopters involved in high-performance design, marketing, appraising, rating, building and installing the products and technologies that help deliver a high-performance home. We remain committed to the vision of our founders and today our steadfast in helping everyone get to a future where all homes are healthy, resilient, zero energy and zero carbon.

Our Philosophy

EEBA contributes to advancing leading edge building science knowledge and sustainable business practices in the residential construction community through education, sharing and collaboration. Codes, rating systems and homeowner expectations are changing rapidly. Healthy, resilient, zero energy and zero carbon homes are now required in some places and are now expected by consumers causing interest in sustainable design and construction to grow exponentially. The EEBA community helps everyone that wants to build a better home by providing the education, support, and resources on leading edge building science knowledge and sustainable business practices.

EEBA Vision Statement

To create a community that comes together to learn, share, and collaborate to a future where all homes are healthy, resilient, zero energy and zero carbon.

EEBA Mission Statement

To advance the leading edge of building science knowledge and sustainable business practices in the residential construction community through education, sharing and collaboration.

EEBA PURPOSE

To help everyone that wants to build a better home by providing education, support, and resources.

OUR VALUES

Inclusivity and collaboration with others, united in our effort to make all homes better.

OUR STRATEGY

To provide education, support, and resources to our community, meeting them wherever they are today and guiding them to higher performance homes and businesses tomorrow.

OUR MANTRA

The EEBA community is designed to help high performance building professionals succeed. Working with the EEBA community will connect you to the innovators in high performance home building.

OUR OBJECTIVE 

Guide the residential new construction industry forward to a more sustainable future.

OUR TAGLINE

Better Homes, Better Future