Since rising temperatures bring rising energy bills, ways to save on utility bills become top of mind – and a home energy audit is a great way to reduce costs and realize energy savings.
For anyone considering a green home project, take time out to consider the fast-growing world of prefab and systems built homes. With her new book Prefabulous World: Energy-Efficient and Sustainable Homes around the Globe, author Sheri Koones opens the door on this global phenomenon.
Building on the success of the ABC Green Home 1.0, the 2.0 version of the green building demonstration home will be built and donated to a disabled veteran through Habitat for Humanity.
The Green Good Housekeeping seal was awarded to LG’s LFX31925 Super-Capacity French-Door Refrigerator, which was has been lauded by Good Housekeeping for its impressive water and energy efficiency.
It can be difficult to convince home buyers of the value of investing in energy-efficient and healthy homes that may come at a premium price compared to homes of similar size in the same market. But some forward-thinking homebuilders are doing it any way.
The U.S. Department of Energy recognized the Proud Green Home at Serenbe as the first DOE Zero Energy Ready Home in the state of Georgia.
A 148-home central Florida development may be the sign that net-zero living has gone mainstream.
Innovations in renewable energy technology make it easier than ever to generate electricity at home.
Take control of high heating costs by using high-performance, energy-efficient windows in your home.
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Laundry is a fact of life—the average American family washes nearly 300 loads of laundry per year. But high energy costs and excessive water use don’t have to be part of the laundry equation.
Homebuyers near the Sacramento River in California's Delta can choose from three living-space designs in new net-zero home developments. Trilogy by Shea has unveiled eight new floor plans, as well as an entirely new model gallery for attendees to experience...
One way to keep your home at a comfortable temperature without your heating and cooling bills going sky high can be found underground.
In April 2015, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) will put into effect a new energy efficiency standard for residential water heaters that will require all water heaters to be more efficient.
Two refrigerator models from Fishers & Paykey Appliances, earned Energy Star certifications under new tougher requirements.
Whirlpool received recent certification from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Energy Star program on the Whirlpool brand Duet model WED87HED steam dryer.
Clothes dryers have been the lone hold out among major appliances that weren’t available with the Energy Star label. Dryers are the most energy-intensive residential appliance not yet covered by the Energy Star program, using 6 percent of residential electricity in the U.S.
But now the U.S.
A 110-year-old home is on its way to becoming a net-zero home thanks to a deep green remodel that’s still in progress. When Matt Grocoff and his wife, Kelly, bought a 110 year old Folk-Victorian home in Ann Arbor’s Old...
Cooling and heating systems without ductwork have been commonplace in homes throughout Europe and Asia for years. Their efficient design and advanced motors ensure they don't waste energy like traditional central air systems. Aimed at homeowners who spend $1,100 or...
Qualified U.S. homeowners can take advantage of tax incentives for adding energy efficient features to their homes in 2014. The good folks at RESNet offer a good overview of the federal tax incentives available for the 2014 tax season.
New door-in-door technology lets you grab a cold drink or a snack from the refrigerator without opening the entire refrigerator. LG Electronics has extended its original, award-winning Door-in-Door technology to the side-by-side category with the debut of its newest ENERGY...
As peak real estate season draws near, many renters and homeowners are considering how their decisions impact the planet when they search for a new place to live. Fortunately, Homes.com offers earth-friendly attributes in its listings to help those looking...
Homeowners 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 residential energy efficiency finance market...
If you’re considering the purchase of new or replacement windows for your home, then you need to know about several important organizations, their certification programs and why they’re important to your window selection. There are hundreds of local, regional and...
According to a new report released today by ACEEE, energy efficiency is the cheapest method of providing Americans with electricity. Energy efficiency programs aimed at reducing energy waste cost utilities only about three cents per kilowatt hour, while generating the...
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Americans waste nearly half a trillion dollars a year on wasted energy in their homes, even though there are simple steps to take to keep more of your money. On USAToday.com, Motley Fool outlined the top 20 ways Americans waste...