Florida LEED Platinum Home features impact resistant windows and doors

Moreland on Trapp, a beautiful, architectural dream of a home located in Miami, Fla., recently earned LEED Platinum for Homes status, due in part to the use of high-performance windows and doors throughout the structure.

Modular home manufacturer earns environmental certification

Homebuyers looking for an affordable green modular home should look for ISO 140001 certification – and there's only one U.S. manufacturer that has it.

Green building project uses humidity date loggers to train students

Students in a residential energy technology program are using temperature/humidity loggers to scientifically track green building practices.

10 good reasons to buy a new home

Homebuyers everywhere are usually faced with the problem of where to buy, when to buy and should they buy a new home or and older one.

Family is thrilled with exterior makeover final reveal

Check in on the winners of the CertainTeed 2013 Living Spaces Facebook Home Makeover Video Contest, who won a $75,000 exterior transformation of their home.

Green homes still troubling for real estate appraisers

One of the roadblocks to valuing high performance homes is to reflect the lower utility costs and durability of a home in the appraisal.

Create a dramatic transition from indoors to outdoors

Sacrificing home aesthetics for storm safety is a thing of the past.

Pilot program takes energy efficient homes to the next level

An innovative home performance pilot program is increasing insight into the most cost-effective ways to maximize energy savings in residential new construction.

Take these steps to build a net-zero home

Whether it’s upgrading to a smart thermostat, planting vegetation in the right area or installing solar panels, the company points out, there are always ways to conserve energy.

New US Passive House Standard debuts

Originally developed in Germany, the Passive House building standard has been gaining ground in North America, but many building professionals felt it did not offer enough flexibility for the diverse climate zones.

5 tips for choosing the right solar panel installer

Making the important decision to include solar power as a home source of energy is a valuable investment.

Do you make these mistakes that drive home-energy bills through the roof?

Small problems can add up to big energy bills if you don't take care of them right away.

Western states eligible for zero down solar power system

A new solar power financing system that offers solar power as a service is coming first to California and then expanding to other states served by Sunnova.

Are you sure your family is breathing clean air in your home?

While indoor air pollutants are ranked among the top five environmental risks to public health, parents are not always aware of the steps they can take to make the air inside their homes cleaner for the families.

New online tool to learn more about comfort, health and safety of homes

The Building Performance Institute, Inc. (BPI) has introduced an online resource for homeowners who care about the comfort, health and safety of their homes.

New HVAC units must meet tough performance standards

If you're in the market for a new system for an existing home or a new home, here are a few things you should know.

PHIUS to launch North American passive building standard

To adapt the European Passive House standard to North American markets, PHIUS (Passive House Institute US) will launch the new PHIUS+ 2015 passive building standard.

Does renewable energy really save money?

The argument that an increase in renewable energy in the United States means more expensive electricity has pervaded the debate on renewables versus fossil fuels for decades.

Composite SIPs provide air sealing and continuous insulation

Composite structural insulated panels uses a polymer skin bonded to rigid polyurethane foam for an airtight, continuously insulated wall system.

Minor home improvements pay off in higher home values

For the greatest potential return on investment, homeowners should choose upgrades instead of major remodeling projects, according to the Appraisal Institute.

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