Survey: LED lighting future still has room to glow

The lighting landscape continues to shift toward LED lighting as prices fall and more options come to the marketplace.

Find green building rebate and incentive programs in new database

To help homeowners and businesses across the United States find incentives for installing technologies that conserve energy and cut carbon pollution, the Department of Energy has updated its database of incentives.

Enter to win the $100,000 CertainTeed home makeover contest

Now accepting video entries, the hugely popular annual Living Spaces Home Makeover Contest encourages homeowners to creatively showcase their wish lists for a dream house exterior redesign.

Connecticut net zero ICF home wins another award

The Shore Road Project, built by Murphy Brothers Contracting, in Greenwich, Connecticut, recently was recognized as one of the most innovative projects in the country at the ICF Builder Awards.

Affordable housing project adds solar heat and power

A 40-unit affordable housing project was recently upgraded with solar water heating and solar photovoltaic systems.

Residential solar leases expanding to Utah

Vivint Solar is now offering residential solar leases to homeowners in the State of Utah, its home state.

Oak Ridge Lab working on energy saving refrigerator

Researchers at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory are designing a refrigerator that could cut energy use by up to 40 percent compared with current models.

First Energy Star dryers hit the market

For the first time, Energy Star certified clothes dryers are now available nationwide through major retailers.

Energy efficient apartments saving millions for Virginia residents

Residents of energy efficient apartments save an average of $54 a month, or $648 annually, on their electricity bills, according a Housing Virginia study.

Value of home solar power systems reflected in home sales prices

A typical solar photovoltaic energy system adds about $15,000 to the value of a home, according to a new study from the Lawrence Berkley Laboratory.

Homebuilders open to using new brands and products

To offer new features to homeowners, 63 percent of homebuilders say they are willing to try new brand and products they haven't used in the past.

Survey: what do consumers really want in home appliances?

With the explosion of smart appliances, a recent survey found that consumers are looking for technology that's purposeful – not impractical.

California ramps up solar thermal program

California has increased incentives for solar thermal heating for multifamily, commercial, and pool heating systems.

Save money and energy with new Energy Star tool

The Energy Star Home Advisor tool will recommended, customized and prioritized home-improvement projects to save energy and money.

LG Electronics recognized as one of the world's most sustainable corporations

LG Electronics has been named one the world’s most sustainable corporations by two leading research organizations, earning the top honor in its industry sector in both the 2015 Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations in the World Index from Corporate Knights...

Large residential geothermal development underway

Norton Commons plans to construct the largest 100-percent geothermal residential community in the United States.

New homes in Puget Sound eligible for WaterSense incentives

New homes in the Puget Sound region of Washington State are eligible for rebates to meet the WaterSense New Homes Incentive Program.

Reclaimed timber finds new life in a lake home

Custom timber frames structures using antique, FSC certified timbers were reclaimed from the industrial and agrarian structures America was built on and to put new use in a custom home.

Survey: upgrades to boost home prices by 10%

With housing prices at recent highs, it’s a great time to sell; and still-low interest rates also makes it a good time to buy a home.

New DOE specs for Energy Star windows

Residential windows are advancing along with the rest of the building envelope, and in keeping with the industry’s ongoing innovation the ENERGY STAR Windows program has updated its Eligibility Criteria.

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