Louisville MLS adds 8 green fields to drive green home listings

It will be easier for homebuyers and realtors in Louisville, Kentucky, to find homes with green features and certifications

New home energy scores work like the MPG concept for vehicles

Consumers often are swayed toward one vehicle or another by the miles-per-gallon rating. The state of Connecticut is using the MPG concept to help promote energy efficient homes going on the market.

Practical fixes for noisy ducts

In homes and offices, rattling ducts can really add to the noise pollution and seriously affect those who live and work there. While you may not be able to stop the HVAC from rattling, you can prevent that sound from being transmitted into your living and working areas.

Active building products help manage indoor air quality

New active building materials can help make homes safer and more comfortable by directly affecting the environment.

California builders adapt to water conservation regulations

Homebuilders in California are adapting to strict water conservation regulations to ensure homeowners and local water districts don't violate the rules.

Ductless HVAC system offers flexible fit options

Mini split ductless heating and cooling systems are taking a bigger share of the market as homeowners look for flexibility and efficiency.

Is my plumber telling me to break the law?

I read about new energy efficient water heaters on the market, but my plumber has an older model that will just fit right in where my old one was. Will I get in trouble if I use an older model?

Take a look at how wind turbines work

With wind power contributing more the nation's renewable energy sources, it's cool to see what's behind those massive wind turbine blades.

A checklist for keeping your home cool in the summer

With summer and hotter temperatures upon us, a home’s attic is often a prime source for rising energy expenses during June, July and August as your HVAC system works to try to keep your home cool.

Super stingy toilets cut water use with each flush

Wherever water is at a premium, high efficiency toilets can help reduce water use.

Make sure your green roof is low maintenance

Throughout North America, there are many beautiful, living roofs dotting our urban landscape that also require care.

Refresh your home for resale

Real estate professionals will tell you freshening up a home for resale is a good idea. They’ll give you good advice on de-cluttering, removing personal photos and generally making it easier for prospective buyers to imagine themselves being happy in their new home.

Why touch your kitchen faucet when you don’t have to?

You can stop wasting water and improve hygiene with hands-free technology for kitchen faucets.

Swimming pools, golf courses and car washes, oh my!

You can hardly miss the news of the expanding effects of the drought in California and other areas in the Southwest. All businesses and homeowners in the region are affected.

Secrets behind the walls of 3 high performance green homes

It's easy being green; after all, there are many ways to design and build a high performance green home.

EcoDrain High-Performance Shower Heat Exchanger

The EcoDrain™ is a small, easy-to-install device with no moving parts. The key to saving you money is the heat-exchange channels. These flattened, sealed channels were developed to maximize the surface area of the heat transfer space and to create optimum flow turbulence in the outgoing waste water and incoming fresh water.

Tankless Water Heater Eliminates Risk of Rust and Failure

EcoSmart's tankless water heaters offer some major advantages over traditional tank water heaters. Tankless water heaters save energy and money, require less space, and eliminate the risk of costly flooding and damage. Check out the video to see how these water heaters work.

Options for affordable ERV whole-home ventilation alternatives

As requirements for building envelopes increase, ventilation becomes vital for comfort and durability for a home.

Is my plumber telling me the truth?

One question we've been getting a lot lately is about the changes in water heaters due to the National Appliance Energy Conservation Act (NAECA) requirements.

Vinyl frame sliding doors deliver efficiency and style

What used to be a niche market has become mainstream as more manufacturers develop sliding doors to help homeowners blend indoors and outdoor living.

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