Top 11 ways to add value to your home

With the real estate marketing heating up, it may be a good time to invest in making your home more desirable.

Mixed-use apartment complex aims for LEED Platinum

A new LEED Platinum-designed apartment building will create some of the most sustainable, livable, and innovative mixed-use buildings in the Pacific Northwest.

New duct sealing technology cuts HVAC energy loss

A new aerosol technology can cut air loss from leaky ducts, improving HVAC efficiency and improving comfort in homes and buildings.

New stone veneers add sustainable exterior cladding options

Manufactured exterior veneer products can replace stone and brick with sustainable, low maintenance options.

GBCI to promote WELL building standard in Canada

The WELL Building Standard is a performance-based system for measuring, certifying and monitoring features that impact human health and wellbeing, through air, water, nourishment, light, fitness, comfort and mind.

5 things you didn't know about insulated concrete form construction

As building codes demand homes with tighter building envelopes and continuous insulation, home builders and consumers are looking for building strategies that deliver that performance without paying a premium.

Wastewater Mega-Conference tackles water treatment issues

As more communities come to value decentralized wastewater treatment, the Wastewater Mega-Conference brings together industry leaders to share information.

Appraisers moving forward with green home valuation strategies

Property appraisers in the United States are gearing up to better evaluate properties with high performance and green aspects with the first of three Valuation Advisories.

USGBC ranks Top 10 countries for LEED green building

Canada, China and India are the top three countries for LEED building outside the U.S., according to the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC).

Ply Gem exterior products featured on new renovation series HOME FREE

Each week on the FOX series HOME FREE, hard-nosed contractor Mike Holmes will lead nine couples in renovating a run-down home

Washington DC MLS to add high performance home information

A new study revealed that real estate listings which highlight eco-friendly, high performance home (HPH) features perform above average in the Washington, D.C. market.

Add value to your home during Curb Appeal Month

Investments in a variety of exterior home improvement projects on a midrange priced home can have solid return-on-invest for homeowners.

Stop mold growth after a flood in your home

With the recent flooding heavy rains, many property owners face the strong possibility of mold growth caused by the floodwaters and ensuing heat afterward.

Where do you rank? Most homeowners say they're above average in energy efficiency

While most homeowners pass the energy conservation test, they need to brush up on Energy Savings 101 if they want to stay cool and keep bills low this season.

Minnesota solar program offers hedge against utility cost increases

A planned Community Solar Garden will work as a long-term hedge against rising electricity costs of 3-6 percent each year, depending the utility provider.

Detroit family wins $100k home makeover

The lucky family will receive a complete renovation including siding, decking, railing, roofing, insulation and more.

Canadian Passive House Institute launches new program to meet demand

Canadian Passive House Institute West (CanPHI West) will start a new education program designed to meet the growing interest in the international Passive House building standard and increase the number of trained building industry professionals in Canada.

Lindal Cedar Homes celebrates 70 years of sustainable systems built homes

On July 2015 Lindal Cedar Homes celebrated its 70 anniversary, and its role in developing custom-built cedar homes that allow for many ways to go green.

Take control of mini split heat pumps with smart phone and web controls

Homeowners can make their mini split heat pumps more efficiently with connected controls from PowerWise.

What's in a name? Zero Energy Ready Homes and the strategy behind the name

As the U.S. Department of Energy rolls out its Zero Energy Ready Home program, building professionals and homebuyers are getting used to the new name.

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