Consider Scientific Building Standards for your next home

There are many options available for those who want to build to Scientific Building Standards.

5 places to invest in energy savings in your home

While it's true that some homes that meet green building certifications might cost up to 10% to 15% more in upfront costs, it's critical take into account the total cost of owning and living in the home.

Tubular daylighting lets the sun shine in

Windows aren't the only solution for bringing natural light into every area in your home.

Energy Star appliances offer style and energy savings

Energy efficient appliances can help cut costs and deliver high performance in the home.

Meet the biggest (ceiling) fan of your green home

Circulating conditioned air in a home with a ceiling fan spreads comfort and saves energy.

Passive House standards gaining in single family and multifamily projects

Passive House building in North America has become more prominent with announcements of multifamily and single family home projects that will meet the rigorous standards for energy consumption.

Energy Star rated dishwashers clean quietly

Research shows that noise is the top factor for consumers when choosing a dishwasher.

Ductless heat pump systems offer design and installation flexibility

Ductless HVAC systems offer flexibility in design and installation for homeowners and building professionals, while delivering energy efficiency.

Prepare for National Geothermal Day

Geothermal heating and cooling is the most efficient, earth-friendly and economical comfort technology in the world. Now there's a day to celebrate it.

Zero Energy Ready Homes can generate electricity at home to slash utility bills

As net zero energy homes become more mainstream, homeowners are looking for ways to generate electricity at home.

Engineered shake & shingle siding delivers the look of cedar without the upkeep

Everyone loves the natural beauty, warmth, and charm of real cedar siding on homes, but they don’t love the constant upkeep.

Green premium: insurance discounts for green build

Not only are green buildings healthier, productivity lifters, and worth more money, the insurance industry confirms that they’re better insurance risks.

Students get an inside look at high performance home building

The next generation of building professionals toured a new high performance home to learn about technology and design.

Connected home systems give homeowners greater climate control

As the Internet of Things crosses into homes, homeowners can have greater control over their home climates from the palm of their hand.

5 strategies to improve indoor air quality

Given that the air in our homes and buildings is up to 5 times as polluted as outdoor air, and people spend about 90 percent of their times indoors, it makes sense to look at ways to make indoor air healthier.

Water, energy, and the potential to save billions

The entire process of getting hot water through a house from a centralized water heater and the associated plumbing consumes a substantial amount of water and energy.

Variable speed units boost HVAC efficiency

Variable speed units are one of the ways heating and cooling system manufacturers are winning the energy efficiency race.

5 ways to make the air in your home healthier

Most people spend about 90 percent of their time indoors exposed to potential sources of pollution than can lead to discomfort and illness.

4 benefits of green home remodeling

Green remodeling is a hot topic in the housing market. Green homes tend to sell well, and many sellers are considering the value of using green practices and technologies to make improvements to their current homes.

Green landscape design tips for beginners

A beautifully landscaped yard can up the value of your property and gives you a reason to spend time outdoors surrounded by nature; great for mind, body and soul.

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