Don't miss these 2016 home design trends (Photos)


From smart home technology to changes that open floor plan living brings, the 2016 home is adapting to on-the-go families and Millennials.


Energy recovery ventilators keep high performance homes comfortable

As building codes call for tighter homes, continuous ventilation helps keeps occupants comfortable and saves energy.

First net zero townhome complex meets its energy use goals

The zHome was the first net zero energy townhome complex in the United States, and two years of real data shows the homes actually produce as much energy as they use

Recirculation pumps deliver hot water on demand

Recirculation pumps can slash wasted water and energy, and also deliver hot water right when home occupants want it.

Home of the future, today

Confession of a girl geek at heart - I grew up watching the Jetsons and loved it. Guess what? That “home of the future,” the home of the Jetsons, is here now.

Making consumers see green

Selling sustainable homes, buildings a matter of properly articulating the value of green building, Greenbuild presenters say.

Residential green home building will have higher prominence at Greenbuild 2015

Greenbuild will feature a variety of residential offerings at the 2015 event.

High performance sealant tackles the tough building envelope details

Builders know the devil is in the details, and window and siding sealant can help get those details right.

1970s rancher undergoes high performance makeover

A dated 1970s era ranch home underwent a deep remodeling job and went on to win a top green building award and helped educate a community on green building.

Photos: Inside scoop on modern home living

Seven homes in Houston opened their doors for a Modern Home Tour to share inspiration and education about high performance homes.

High performance home will be erected onsite for Greenbuild Expo

A factory-built home will demonstrate the latest in high performance home technology and building science at the 2015 Greenbuild Expo.

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Steel-frame prefab homes built to exceed manufacturing standards

In Canada, Green Terra Home has designed modular, factory-built home to exceed the Canadian Standards Association Group A2777 building standard.

Triple pane window provides affordable solution for multifamily performance

Multifamily developers are seeking energy-efficiency windows that also deliver comfort and noise reduction for both new construction and renovation.

Production builder adds solar system for low HERS ratings

A new model by Stanley Martin Homes recorded a HERS index of 29, the lowest ever for the company.

Classic-style faculty residence earns LEED Platinum, other green certifications

The Taft School residence in Watertown, Conn., was the first in the state to achieve the USGBC LEED BD+C for Homes Platinum certification using the new and more stringent version 4 rating criteria.

Study: homebuyers more willing to pay for high performance green homes

With American households spending around $230 billion each year on energy, the real estate market is beginning to recognize the true value of high-performance homes.

Some states move ahead in energy efficiency measures

Energy efficiency measures continue to flourish in states across the country, with several states taking major steps that improved their scores.

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