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A top 10 list of neighborhoods with the most green homesIf you're in the market for a green home, Redfin released a list of 10 neighborhoods across the U.S. with the largest number of green homes, and a list of the top green neighborhoods within 20 major metropolitan markets. To compile the list, data …
Strategies for improving indoor air quality for asthma sufferersPoor indoor air quality can be lethal for those who suffer from asthma. Such tragedy can be averted with some basic tips for prevention and treatment. Each year, there are more than 3,300 deaths due to asthma. Asthma was also indicated as a "…
U.S. homeowners to tap $100 million in home energy loan financingHomeowners across the United States will benefit from an innovative public-private partnership designed to make it easier to find lower-cost loans for home energy efficiency improvements. The Warehouse for Energy Efficiency Loans (WHEEL) opens the …
Systems-built homes rising from idle house boat factories (video)Energy efficient systems built homes are rising from the collapse of the houseboat industry in southeastern Kentucky. The Houseboat to Energy Efficient Residences (HBEER) program taps the experience of houseboat building industry in Southeastern …
Wasted home energy the top way Americans lose moneyAmericans waste nearly half a trillion dollars a year on wasted energy in their homes, even though there are simple steps to take to keep more of your money. On USAToday.com, Motley Fool outlined the top 20 ways Americans waste money, from ATM fees …
Q&A: Green building success depends on building professionalsIt's up to building professionals to demonstrate to their clients the benefits of green building, including a long-term return on investment and a more comfortable, durable home. A professional sales approach that helps homeowners get excited about …
A plan to build 100 green homes in a rundown area of Minneapolis has slowed as city officials confront the realities of a depressed real estate market. A story in the Minneapolis Star Tribune outlines the difficulties facing the city, which has …
Solar power comes standard in new DeNova Homes communityA new housing community in Lathrop, Calif., offers solar power as a standard feature, one of the latest to give homeowners an easy way to manage their utility costs and use sustainable energy. DeNova Homes recently announced the future opening of …
Solar installer offering a free home energy audit before making green home improvementsA solar installer in New Orleans is making an energy audit mandatory before a homeowner installs solar panels or makes other home energy improvements. Sunlight Contractors LLC is making a comprehensive home energy audit mandatory before the …
KB Home's new eco-home saves water and energyThe new green home from KB Home is designed to achieve both net-zero status and also use zero fresh water for irrigation based on use by a family of four or more. KB Home unveiled the first ZeroHouse 2.0 in Los Angeles County, in the Dawn Creek …
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