Micro homes give Nashville's homeless a head start

A half-dozen hand built tiny houses are the first step in the vision to build a village of micro homes to house Nashville's homeless population.

Geothermal Day is getting closer!

National Geothermal Day is coming on October 20, 2015! Are you ready? The goal for the day is to raise awareness about geothermal heating and cooling, the other kind of renewable energy.

Green home building focus turning to water conservation

As kitchen and bath trends develop, plumbing fixtures and equipment evolve to deliver style with while saving water.

ACT D’MAND® Structured Plumbing® applied to Habitat for Humanity homes

For over 15 years, Habitat for Humanity Homes in Southern California has been installing the ACT D’MAND KONTROL® Systems for the efficient water conservation and energy saving measures it provides.

How to Select the Right Model of Tankless Water Heater

Selection the right tankless water heater that fits your needs is easy: determine your inlet water temperature, determine your gallons-per-minute (GPM), and determine the electrical requirements.

How to find a green apartment to rent

Regardless of where you live, you may want to find a green apartment that you can rent if you're a really eco-conscious consumer.

Professional plumbers NAECA update

Under the new federally mandated water heater efficiency regulations, many residential and some light-duty commercial water heaters have changed.

For Lindal Cedar Homes, sustainable building begins with respect for the environment

Respect for the environment, energy efficiency and sustainability are part of Lindal Cedar Homes' DNA

Whole house ventilation – what does it mean?

As mechanical ventilation becomes a larger part of the high performance home building strategies, you'll hear a lot of talk about whole-house fan, whole-house comfort systems and so on. What does it all mean?

Entry doors are often at a loss for energy efficiency

Even with your entry door shut its materials and expansive seams can be leading reasons for your energy bills to much higher than needed. Fortunately, entry doors have come a long way over the past decade.

Production builder uses green demonstration homes for R&D

KB Homes, one of the largest homebuilders in the United States, uses its high performance demonstration homes to refine the building practices and technologies that find their way into production homes.

White House reveals clean energy commitments

President Obama unveiled a set of impressive private and public sector commitments aimed at accelerating the nation’s transition to a cleaner and more productive energy economy.

The Door County BarnHouse: Galvalume and Corn-crib Siding

Alchemy Architect’s most recently completed project was a renovation in Door County, WI. It was converted from “builder” to “architecture”, the Door County Barnhouse underwent a transformation taking a cue from the local farmhouse aesthetic.

Modern home tours show off architectural inspiration and cool houses

Los Angeles residents can explore that cool house down the block.

Comparing air ionizers and a natural approach to indoor air quality

Indoor air quality is an important health consideration for homeowners. With several options claiming to provide clean and healthy air choosing the right approach can be confusing.

USGBC names LEED for Homes Award winners

The LEED for Homes Awards recognize projects, developers and homebuilders that have demonstrated outstanding leadership and innovation in residential green building.

Incorporating Eco-Friendly Materials Into Your Decor

Those of us with a flair for furnishing and an eye towards the environment often find the two clashing.

Southwest’s limited water resources impacted by river contamination

Just when you think the negative impact of the severe drought in our nation’s southwest region can’t get any worse, it does.

MID-MOD MESS – Energy (In)Efficiency in Mid-Century Modern

Mid 20th-century modern homes have some of the coolest design out there but they are a train wreck in terms of energy efficiency.

Ready to live green? The greenest home in Seattle is on the market

The first speculative Emerald Star certified home in Seattle goes net zero energy with solar panels and innovative building science.

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