First to the Future Home features LED lighting

A high performance demonstration home "First to the Future Home" features more than 200 LED lighting fixtures.

New spray foam cuts re-occupancy time to 4 hours

When installing spray foam, regulations typically require people to stay out of the home for 24 hours. Now new guidelines from Icynene allow for 4-hour re-occupancy for homeowners and trades in the United States for two of its spray foam products.

New Zero Energy Ready development rising in Arizona

The 27 homes in the North Phoenix Vision Hill community will be Zero Energy ready and offer a number of green features.

Get your roof ready for hurricane season

Given the early start to Hurricane Season 2015 with the arrival of Tropical Storm Ana in mid-May, experts advise homeowners to prepare their homes for potentially volatile weather this summer.

CertainTeed issues Life Cycle Assessment for vinyl outdoor products

Tracking the full life cycle of building products ensures that homeowners and professionals understand the environmental impact of their choices.

Connecticut adopts first statewide home energy score

Connecticut recently launched a statewide residential energy labeling program that will make energy efficiency labels common across the state.

Residential energy storage system installed in California

The race to bring residential storage for solar energy heats up as one storage system makers has installed its first system in a home.

Windows designed for Western states allow more sunlight

Managing solar heat gain and sunlight can be a headache for homes in places that experience many sunny days.

US solar power boomed over the past 10 years

From the end of 2004 through the end of 2014, the deployment of solar energy in the United States grew at an unprecedented rate.

Residential remodeling nearing full recovery after downturn

A key measure of home remodeling activity shows twelve quarters of gains since the remodeling industry bottomed out in 2011.

Find out how much hot water you waste every day

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.

Slim, energy-efficient folding glass doors break down walls to outdoor living

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.

Materials Health Certificates help eliminate chemicals of concern from building life cycle

The Material Health Certificate Registry is a new online tool for identifying and communicating the work of manufacturers toward chemically optimized products.

Responsive Home project targets millennial homebuyers

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.

Insulated sheathing helps seal building envelope

Composite insulated sheathing stops water and airflow in new or retrofitted homes and apartments.

High performance homebuilder developing homes for pro athletes

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.

DOE explains how green home certifications stack up

As the interest in home certifications grows, builders and consumers wonder how they all fit together.

LED lighting helps preserve Frank Lloyd Wright's Taliesin West

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 spa bathrooms leading 2015 bathroom trends

Contemporary, zen-like retreats have strengthened their hold on North American bathroom design, according to the 2015 Kitchen & Bath Design Trends report.

Zero net energy homes test will guide California to Big Bold Goal

A community of 20 zero net energy houses will be built as part of an energy use evaluation project in California.

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