As building codes call for tighter homes, continuous ventilation helps keeps occupants comfortable and saves energy.
When adding to your property, you may run into issues like building restrictions or design flaws. A well designed water system can help save money during construction and use energy efficiently.
Geothermal is the new alternative to energy efficient heating and cooling. Fortunately, there are ways to take control of your heating and cooling bills and lessen your impact on the environment at the same time.
Enertech Global, LLC
The zHome was the first net zero energy townhome complex in the United States, and two years of real data shows the homes actually produce as much energy as they use
For many years, it was thought a simple layer of spray-on or roll-on membrane was enough to make a masonry block foundation waterproof. We've learned over the years that that's simply not the case.
This white paper takes a look at the next generation of sheathing and roof products that are creating a visual sea of green in neighborhoods across the country.
Huber Engineered Woods
Residential property value can be a fairly dry subject, but a little wet paint can put more green in your pockets.
Recirculation pumps can slash wasted water and energy, and also deliver hot water right when home occupants want it.
Dow Building Solutions and Cobblestone Homes constructed the Revitalize Home as a means for builders, contractors, remodelers and homeowners alike to better understand the opportunities for retrofitting homes for energy efficiency.
Experienced builders will remember the days when we didn't worry so much about mold and rot caused by water. That's because the homes had so much air leakage that the water could dry up before it caused damage.
Sure, a range hood is an important part of your home's ventilation system. It keeps kitchen odors, moisture and smoke under control to let you enjoy cooking without regrets. But a range hood may also be the centerpiece of your kitchen.
Confession of a girl geek at heart - I grew up watching the Jetsons and loved it. Guess what? That “home of the future,” the home of the Jetsons, is here now.
Selling sustainable homes, buildings a matter of properly articulating the value of green building, Greenbuild presenters say.
Once you get mold in your home, it can cause cosmetic damage, stains to furniture and drywall and reduce the quality of indoor air. Worse still, it can cause rot in wood and this may compromise the structure of the home. As with all things, prevention is the best cure, so here are some ways to stop moisture from collecting in the first place.
Greenbuild will feature a variety of residential offerings at the 2015 event.
Washlets reinvent the humble toilet seat as a warm water personal cleansing system.
Controlling moisture can make your home more energy-efficient, less costly to heat and cool, more comfortable, and prevent mold growth, according to the U.S. Department of Energy.
Unsealed cracks and crevices in a home can be detrimental to its efficiency and durability, adding to unnecessary energy expenses. That’s why plugging gaps and holes throughout the home is so important.
Mold in a home can make its inhabitants uncomfortable and increases the risk of respiratory illness. Aside from its health effects, mold can severely damage structures if allowed to multiply unabated. The key to controlling mold starts with prevention
Do you have fog or condensation in your bathroom windows and mirrors, even when the fan is running? It may be sign that the air in the room is cold, or you don't have enough airflow in the bathroom.
Builders know the devil is in the details, and window and siding sealant can help get those details right.
Replacing your windows is an investment so it’s important to know all you can about it.
A dated 1970s era ranch home underwent a deep remodeling job and went on to win a top green building award and helped educate a community on green building.
Sales of smart home devices will exceed 20 million units by the end of 2014 and increase to 36 million units by 2017.
I've heard many people say, if you have a basement it's not a matter of if it will flood, but only when.
In today’s eco-conscious world, every “healthy” or “low-impact” credential is a marketing tool for homeowners and property managers.
Almost daily, people ask me about solar and how it interacts with residential and commercial real estate.
Seven homes in Houston opened their doors for a Modern Home Tour to share inspiration and education about high performance homes.
Controlling rainwater is the single most important factor in the design and construction of durable wall assemblies. Unfortunately, all exterior claddings will allow some level of water to pass through. That means, at some point, siding, brick, stucco, and stone installation will get water behind them.
A factory-built home will demonstrate the latest in high performance home technology and building science at the 2015 Greenbuild Expo.
While building codes represent the lowest-level of requirements, builders and buyers alike should push for homes that go beyond the standard, experts say.
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The new Nate Berkus-inspired line of LG Studio appliances includes a counter-depth refrigerator, gas and electric slide-in ranges and an over-the-range microwave.
The value of homes built to new energy codes should be reflected in the appraisals for lending, and appraisers can use new information from the Appraisal Institute to reflect better buildings.
During Greenbuild 2015, The BOLD Awards recognized Building Optimizers Leaders and Disruptors who are driving change and innovation in prestigious green building projects across the country.
Over half of home builders expect to be doing 60 percent or more of their new homes green by 2020, according to the new Dodge Data & Analytics’ new SmartMarket Report.
The demand for green homes is growing and today's consumers want homes and communities that are environmentally sustainable and resource efficient, according to The National Association of Realtors.
Following a tradition of honoring pioneers in the circular economy, the Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute awarded four organizations that have crafted regenerative and Cradle to Cradle-inspired product design.
Homes with host-owned solar photovoltaic energy systems are sold at a premium compared to homes without PV systems, according to a new study.
The new Roofing Ventilation Calculator mobile application gives building professionals a fast and accurate way to determine the amount of ventilation products needed.
New procedures for manufacturers to achieve recognition for the environmental, health and safety management of hazardous ingredients within the supply chain are on the way.
There’s nothing like a house in the woods, until it’s discovered by bears.
Although wood frame construction has been the standard for years, it's always had one glaring flaw.
Home winterization can help keep your home warmer, while using less energy and costing less money.
Massachusetts joins Minnesota and Colorado as states providing clean energy alternatives with community solar gardens.
Apartment managers and residents can take some simple steps to stop wasting energy and lower their utility costs. While October is actually Energy Awareness Month, any time is the right time to promote the importance of finding more efficient ways...
Demilec debuted Heatlok XT, which contains more than 20 percent renewable and recycled content.
With a video doorbell, homeowners can see and speak with whoever is at the door via the app, then quickly lock or unlock their door from their smartphones.
In houses across America, poorly sealed and under-insulated attics are taking money out of homeowners’ pockets through high utility bills.
Florida, the state which ranks 3rd for rooftop solar potential ranks 13th in the nation for the actual amount of solar energy installed.
The DER program is designed to grow the company's renewable footprint in the state from less than 2 megawatts today to at least 110 megawatts and potentially 170 megawatts by 2021.
The installation of a GHP system in a house generates savings in the order of 40 percent to 60 percent of annual heating and cooling needs.
In Canada, Green Terra Home has designed modular, factory-built home to exceed the Canadian Standards Association Group A2777 building standard.
Multifamily developers are seeking energy-efficiency windows that also deliver comfort and noise reduction for both new construction and renovation.
Energy vampires can be lurking around one’s home in unexpected places: televisions, computers, and microwaves.
C by GE smart LED bulbs take lighting beyond basic illumination with new features designed for sleep circadian rhythms.
t is up to the homeowner to keep the plumbing system healthy, but at the same time, it is a daunting task to undertake.
A new model by Stanley Martin Homes recorded a HERS index of 29, the lowest ever for the company.
In the pursuit of healthy water, people use 43 million plastic replacement filters in home water filtration pitchers every year.
The Taft School residence in Watertown, Conn., was the first in the state to achieve the USGBC LEED BD+C for Homes Platinum certification using the new and more stringent version 4 rating criteria.
Many homeowners don't realize that a foggy bathroom mirror is a sign of a bigger issue.
The eighth most expensive hailstorm in Colorado’s history resulted in an estimated $213.3 million in Denver metropolitan area property damage.
Considering adding solar to your home? Wondering what it’s really like?
With American households spending around $230 billion each year on energy, the real estate market is beginning to recognize the true value of high-performance homes.
A weather-tight home is the goal, as a combination of roofing, housewrap and accessory products are installed on the exterior of the winner's home.
More than 80 percent of residential customers have electrical panels near where they park an EV.
Solar combined with energy storage systems (solar+storage) can help protect vulnerable populations during power outages in multifamily affordable housing.
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Energy efficiency measures continue to flourish in states across the country, with several states taking major steps that improved their scores.