Top 10 household items impacted by humidity levels

From antique furniture and photo albums to pianos and even wine, low humidity levels can wreak havoc on many of our prized possessions.

Solar community system could replace traditional power companies

As the price of solar panels continues to fall, communities are developing their own renewable energy strategies.

Does your home have these top household airborne chemicals?

Airborne chemicals from a range of household products—soaps, detergents, perfumes, cleaning supplies, and even building materials like paint and varnishes—can linger in the home.

3 ways bare windows cost homeowners

Bare windows can cost homeowners in unexpected ways, with problems that can lead to damage to belongings and bank balances.

Builders, buyers and lenders get new guidance for valuing green homes

The value of homes built to new energy codes should be reflected in the appraisals for lending, and appraisers can use new information from the Appraisal Institute to reflect better buildings.

Green building industry innovators recognized for sustainability initiatives

During Greenbuild 2015, The BOLD Awards recognized Building Optimizers Leaders and Disruptors who are driving change and innovation in prestigious green building projects across the country.

NAHB study: strong market outlook for green homes

Over half of home builders expect to be doing 60 percent or more of their new homes green by 2020, according to the new Dodge Data & Analytics’ new SmartMarket Report.

Realtors: green home features increase value and marketability

The demand for green homes is growing and today's consumers want homes and communities that are environmentally sustainable and resource efficient, according to The National Association of Realtors.

Cradle to Cradle honors innovative sustainable products (video)

Following a tradition of honoring pioneers in the circular economy, the Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute awarded four organizations that have crafted regenerative and Cradle to Cradle-inspired product design.

Study: solar energy systems boost home values

Homes with host-owned solar photovoltaic energy systems are sold at a premium compared to homes without PV systems, according to a new study.

New tool calculates roofing ventilation requirements

The new Roofing Ventilation Calculator mobile application gives building professionals a fast and accurate way to determine the amount of ventilation products needed.

New guidance available for LEED Materials & Resources Credit 4

New procedures for manufacturers to achieve recognition for the environmental, health and safety management of hazardous ingredients within the supply chain are on the way.

Hurricanes, Forest Fires & Bears, Oh My! Nanawall launches bear-proof folding glass wall

There’s nothing like a house in the woods, until it’s discovered by bears.

Tackle thermal bridging loss with continuous insulation

Although wood frame construction has been the standard for years, it's always had one glaring flaw.

Get ready for the cold: home winterization tips for your home

Home winterization can help keep your home warmer, while using less energy and costing less money.

Community solar gardens solve home solar adoption challenges

Massachusetts joins Minnesota and Colorado as states providing clean energy alternatives with community solar gardens.

Apartments waste 33% of the energy they use (infographic)

Apartment managers and residents can take some simple steps to stop wasting energy and lower their utility costs. While October is actually Energy Awareness Month, any time is the right time to promote the importance of finding more efficient ways...

New spray foam insulation adds recycled content for LEED points

Demilec debuted Heatlok XT, which contains more than 20 percent renewable and recycled content.

Take control of home security with smart lock and video doorbell

With a video doorbell, homeowners can see and speak with whoever is at the door via the app, then quickly lock or unlock their door from their smartphones.

One small trip to your attic could lead to big energy savings

In houses across America, poorly sealed and under-insulated attics are taking money out of homeowners’ pockets through high utility bills.

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