An innovative home performance pilot program is increasing insight into the most cost-effective ways to maximize energy savings in residential new construction.
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.
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.
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.
An extensive remodeling job on a 1920s home in an Atlanta suburb could be Georgia's first Passive House project.
The challenge is set in place to promote the utilization of the HERS Index and energy efficient home building in the US and Canada.
Residents of energy efficient apartments save an average of $54 a month, or $648 annually, on their electricity bills, according a Housing Virginia study.
To offer new features to homeowners, 63 percent of homebuilders say they are willing to try new brand and products they haven't used in the past.
New homes in the Puget Sound region of Washington State are eligible for rebates to meet the WaterSense New Homes Incentive Program.
Residential windows are advancing along with the rest of the building envelope, and in keeping with the industry’s ongoing innovation the ENERGY STAR Windows program has updated its Eligibility Criteria.
Appraisers have a new tool to evaluate the values of commercial buildings' energy efficient features.
A new mixed-use planned community in Austin, Texas, aims to have 7,500 homes built to net-zero standards.
Fannie Mae will reward multifamily properties with a green building certification, such as LEED, with a lower interest rate.
LG reveals their strategies behind the award-winning high performance home.
Illinois tops the list of states with the most building space per state resident certified under LEED, the world's most widely used and recognized green building rating system.