The WER index will offer a rating system for water efficiency similar to the HERS Index for energy efficiency for homes.
One of the hurdles in adoption of green building practices is informing consumers about the long-term benefits of energy-efficient homes.
As more energy efficient homes are built, HVAC contractors need guidance in specifying the right system for the home.
The fifth annual CT Zero Energy Challenge featured 11 new homes from across the state exemplifying high-efficiency design that best utilized innovative building techniques and new technology intended to lower energy use to near- or net-zero.
Surveys indicate that efficiency is among the most-wanted features of home buyers and that builders are responding to this demand.
Students in a residential energy technology program are using temperature/humidity loggers to scientifically track green building practices.
Homebuyers everywhere are usually faced with the problem of where to buy, when to buy and should they buy a new home or and older one.
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.
Small problems can add up to big energy bills if you don't take care of them right away.
The Building Performance Institute, Inc. (BPI) has introduced an online resource for homeowners who care about the comfort, health and safety of their homes.
If you're in the market for a new system for an existing home or a new home, here are a few things you should know.
The argument that an increase in renewable energy in the United States means more expensive electricity has pervaded the debate on renewables versus fossil fuels for decades.
An extensive remodeling job on a 1920s home in an Atlanta suburb could be Georgia's first Passive House project.