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Zero-VOC natural milk paint still churning 40 years after rediscovery of ancient paint formulaAn historic all-natural, zero-VOC paint formula was brought back to life when a furniture maker was looking for an authentic finish for Colonial furniture reproductions. In 1974, furniture maker Charles Thibeau from Groton, Mass., rediscovered the …
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 …
First Passive House in Indiana earns certificationIt's been a long, record-setting winter: thick ice, piles of snow and sky-high energy bills. Now imagine little to no bills all winter, or any other time of the year. How about no furnace at all? That's reality for people who live in Passive Houses. …
New Honda smart home blends net zero living and solar powered EV (video)The Honda Smart Home US showcases technologies that enable zero net energy living and transportation powered by the sun. The home, located on the West Village campus of the University of California, Davis, is capable of producing more energy on-site …
Insulated concrete form construction offers affordable green buildingIf you'd like to live in a green energy-efficient home but think it's too expensive, think again. Today homebuilders can use surprisingly affordable building technology that offers significant benefits in energy efficiency, safety and home comfort …
New prefab home offers customization and faster build time (video)The new Element prefab home model from Blu Homes Inc. is designed to be built in half the time of a custom home but offers thousands of combinations for personalization. Blu® Homes, Inc. launched an elegant new home model, the spacious 2014 …
Proper framing leads to energy efficiencies for a green homeContractors know that "Energy Savings Start with the Framing" and a home's energy efficiency is significantly dependent upon proper framing. Over the past several decades Norbord, a leader in OSB sub-floor, wall and roof sheathing has communicated …
In addition to the sustainability advantages of a factory built home, Clayton Homes has added green features to its line of manufactured homes. As the nation's largest home builder, Clayton Homes integrates current energy saving features into the …
Q&A: deep green home remodel earns EarthCraft PlatinumA mid-century brick ranch in Atlanta underwent a sustainable renovation and earned the coveted EarthCraft Platinum renovation certification. Built in 1963, the three bedroom and three bathroom house with a split floor plan and a finished basement …
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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