As the technology grows from single-unit solutions to units that can support multiple rooms, mini splits are becoming more of a whole-home option.
As geothermal heating and cooling become more mainstream, multifamily owners are valuing the benefits of renewable energy.
This white paper takes a look at the deception of taste and identifies steps you can take to help ensure your home's drinking water is safe.
Environmental Water Systems
With the rise of mini split heat pumps in the U.S. market, manufacturers are in a race to offer the most efficient models.
You're probably among the people who are aware that indoor air quality (IAQ) is an issue in many homes. But according to a national survey, many lack a practical understanding of the more overt indicators of unhealthy air.
Without properly addressing mold and mildew they can grow fast, acting as an allergen that can cause health problems in existing and newly constructed homes.This white paper identifies areas of the home that are prone to mold and mildew buildup and what homeowners can do to prevent it.
Panasonic High Performance Ventilation Solutions
What was once a “cause” for impassioned environmentalists, water conservation is now deemed a common sense requirement for anyone with a brain. Individual efforts of homeowners and businesses, while seemingly small, quickly accumulate saving millions of gallons of precious water.
Heating and cooling choices can make or break the energy efficiency, and affordability of a home.
Mold and mildew are among the most unpleasant problems that you might have to deal with at home.
The best way to design a crawlspace that accentuates your building envelope and does not allow unwanted moisture into the home is to treat them as if they were miniature basement spaces.
Buyers beware: builders that simply make claims of great energy efficiency with no proof of testing or third party certification are Greenwashing!
To expand consumer awareness regarding the science, practice and benefits of geothermal-based heating and cooling in North America, Bosch Thermotechnology has launched a wide ranging public awareness and educational campaign.
Sponsored by the National Weather Service, Hurricane Preparedness Week is a seven-day campaign that raises awareness of the potential damage hurricanes can cause.
Given that a number of states, including California and Oregon, are already experiencing the effects of climate change, the need for an efficient water management plan becomes all the more pressing.
For most homes, the kitchen is the center of activity. But it can also be the main source of indoor air pollutants, according to the Home Ventilating Institute.
Heat pump water heaters are among the few tank options that meet new water heater energy efficiency regulations.
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Home builders often talk about the increasing desire among Millennials for energy-efficient homes. Those home builders are hearing it for a reason.
The race to bring residential storage for solar energy heats up as one storage system makers has installed its first system in a home.
Managing solar heat gain and sunlight can be a headache for homes in places that experience many sunny days.
From the end of 2004 through the end of 2014, the deployment of solar energy in the United States grew at an unprecedented rate.
A key measure of home remodeling activity shows twelve quarters of gains since the remodeling industry bottomed out in 2011.
Take a few minutes to collect data about hot water waste in your home, and you could be drinking Starbucks for free while helping shape hot water use research.
As more homeowners look for ways to blend indoor and outdoor living with folding glass wall systems, manufacturers have come up with answers that don't sacrifice energy efficiency.
The Material Health Certificate Registry is a new online tool for identifying and communicating the work of manufacturers toward chemically optimized products.
The Responsive Home will be built for today's younger buyers, influenced by a survey of millennials where 83 percent stated that they are seeking more space and 71 percent want to personalize their home, in a familiar yet reimagined American dream.
Composite insulated sheathing stops water and airflow in new or retrofitted homes and apartments.
Could a green home help a pro athlete dunk more or catch more touchdown passes? One Chicago builder – a former pro athlete himself – will build high performance homes with a money back guarantee.
As the interest in home certifications grows, builders and consumers wonder how they all fit together.
Preservation is not a new science, but LED lighting technology is making it easier for historic landmarks around the globe to preserve their legacy for the 21st century and beyond.
Contemporary, zen-like retreats have strengthened their hold on North American bathroom design, according to the 2015 Kitchen & Bath Design Trends report.
A community of 20 zero net energy houses will be built as part of an energy use evaluation project in California.
At the 2015 PCBC, the largest homebuilding trade show representing the west coast region 18 products were named to the Parade of Products Awards.
Annual installed capacity of BIPV is projected to exceed 11 GW by 2020, driven by the increasing focus on renewable energy sources and the green building movement in the construction sector.
Sun exposure can lead to fading on exterior cladding, such as siding and wood products. Until now, building professionals didn't have many options beyond a new coat of paint.
Many Americans face significant community design-related barriers to living a healthy life, according to a new report.
As homebuilders respond to demand for solar power system, Tesla's Powerwall system helps solve the renewable energy storage crisis.
A home under construction in Papamoa, New Zealand, has become the first in the country to achieve the highest possible rating of 10 Homestar.
A five-compartment refrigerator from KitchenAid helps reduce energy use and preserves food better.
With the legislative provision for manufacturers to produce larger tank water heaters for utility programs, more products are coming to market.
The Viridescent House, the first net-positive Passive House in Maine, opened as part of a $10-$15 million investment TideSmart Global is making in its sustainable campus.
As folding glass walls and tilt-turn windows become more popular with homeowners, there are new options in true wood to fit any style of home.
To bring its home battery storage system to the market, Tesla Motors has partnered with companies on integration and marketing for consumers.
Preparation is the key to making your home remodeling project a major win instead of a fail.
A new cladding panel installation system does more than hold panels – it also helps improve building performance.
Home Innovation Research Labs has certified 50,000 homes under the NGBS Green Certification Program.
Bosch Thermotechnology has launched a campaign to create awareness of geothermal heating and cooling as an unlimited, renewable form of energy to boost greater adoption in the marketplace.
One Oklahoma utility is using smart thermostats to manage electrical demand to avoid building new fossil fuel power plants.
Usually the vision of their owners, LEED certified homes are hitting the real estate market across the country.
Under new legislation, electric cooperatives will still be able to use large-capacity electric resistance water heaters to manage electric demand through smart grids.
A multifamily rental property in New Jersey will receive an interest rate reduction on its Fannie Mae loan due to LEED certification. Fannie Mae said the the first loan to close with its Multifamily Green Building Certification Pricing Break will...
The combination of homeowners' desire for improvements in their homes and a more stable economy is turning into solid business conditions for home remodelers.
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Leave the lights on and you could still save money – if you have the new $5 LED bulb.