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.
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.
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.
For the greatest potential return on investment, homeowners should choose upgrades instead of major remodeling projects, according to the Appraisal Institute.
An extensive remodeling job on a 1920s home in an Atlanta suburb could be Georgia's first Passive House project.
A new program is bringing energy efficiency monitoring to the underserved affordable housing sector.
A behind-the-scenes account of designing and building an award-winning green home.
The lighting landscape continues to shift toward LED lighting as prices fall and more options come to the marketplace.
Researchers at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory are designing a refrigerator that could cut energy use by up to 40 percent compared with current models.
For the first time, Energy Star certified clothes dryers are now available nationwide through major retailers.
The Energy Star Home Advisor tool will recommended, customized and prioritized home-improvement projects to save energy and money.
LG Electronics has been named one the world’s most sustainable corporations by two leading research organizations, earning the top honor in its industry sector in both the 2015 Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations in the World Index from Corporate Knights...