Energy Department names winners of Housing Innovation Awards (photos)


The U.S. Department of Energy presented the 2015 Housing Innovation Awards to 24 industry leaders and 27 winning DOE Zero Energy Ready Homes.


Brick and stone deliver durability and indoor air quality for Proud Green Home of St Louis

For the family moving into the Proud Green Home of St. Louis, indoor air quality was a high priority.

High performance home insights

I was recently interviewed by MoonworksHome as part of their Expert Interview program.

5-Star Built Green certified live/work space opens in Seattle (photos)

The Live/Work is the ultimate in green lifestyle - work where you live.

Affordable housing project wins Passive House Institute Awards

Orchards at Orenco, the largest certified multi-family Passive House building in North America, received two of the highest honors in the 2015 Passive House Institute U S Building Project Competition

USGBC report: green building outpacing overall construction growth

The green building sector is outpacing overall construction growth in the U.S. and will account for more than 2.3 million American jobs this year,

Bosch to assist low-income communities with energy-saving strategies

As part of the EPA's Clean Power Plan, Bosch Thermotechnology will continue its outreach to school districts in low income and extreme climate areas.

USGBC names LEED for Homes Award winners

The LEED for Homes Awards recognize projects, developers and homebuilders that have demonstrated outstanding leadership and innovation in residential green building.

Ready to live green? The greenest home in Seattle is on the market

The first speculative Emerald Star certified home in Seattle goes net zero energy with solar panels and innovative building science.

Net zero questions answered

There are lots of questions surrounding green home certification programs, but there's one answer that may be better than all the others.

Weatherization and energy efficiency add up to good investments

Some recent studies have questioned whether federal weatherization programs were good investments, delivering more value than the cost.

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New high performance row homes feature reduced electromagnetic exposure

A Seattle row home development features not only many high performance aspects but also reduced electromagnetic field exposure.

Grant will fund Passive House certified affordable housing development

Buildings that meet the PHIUS+ standard use 60 to 80 percent less energy for heating and cooling compared to comparable conventional buildings.

Whirlpool named to corporate sustainability index

Whirlpool Corporation has been recognized for its commitment to sustainability and natural resource efficiency with inclusion on the 2015 Dow Jones Sustainability North America Index.

Codes driving Zero Energy Building market growth

ZEBs bring together existing energy efficient technologies to form a high-performance building.

NAHB study reveals what “green” means to home buyers

Builders and other industry professionals now have an opportunity to find out what green means to home buyers.

USDA grants to support wood multistory building projects

Innovative new technologies and building systems have enabled longer wood spans, taller walls, and higher buildings, and continue to expand the possibilities for wood use in construction.

Greenbuild and NAHB announce new strategic partnership

The largest green building exhibition and the largest association of homebuilders have partnered to educate and inspire homebuilders on sustainable building.

USGBC names new CEO

The U.S. Green Building Council's COO was named to head the green building organization.

SIPs pass tests for sound transmission and fire resistance

Structural insulated panels are known for providing a tight building envelope, and now one company's products also meet tough sound and fire resistance standards.

$30 million rebate program funds HVAC upgrades

Homeowners in Massachusetts can take advantage of a rebate program to upgrade to more efficient heating and cooling systems.

Latest Energy Star Home version streamlines certification

Certifying a home to meet Energy Star requirements, the first step in earning the Zero Energy Ready Home label, is easier with the latest updates.

Phase 2 of LEED apartment complex breaks ground in Boston

With 129 new apartments completed, construction begins on 40 additional apartments as part of the phase-two redevelopment effort at the Boston Housing Authority's Old Colony public housing development.

First multi-story building certified to Passive House Plus with renewable energy

A new apartment building in Innsbruck, Austria was the first of its kind to be certified as a Passive House Plus building.

Whirlpool, Kohler focus on water use at the ReNEWW House

The next phase for the ReNEWW House is to add net-zero water use in addition to net-zero energy use.

New NGBS incentives available across the nation

Homes built to the National Green Building Standard from Home Innovation Research Labs are eligible for a variety of incentives for green building certifications.

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Learn about the many certifications and accreditations that are available in the green home market, including USGBC LEED, Energy Star, Partnership for Advancing Housing Technology (PATH), Cradle to Cradle (C2C), Greenguard, Green Seal and more.