Homeowner’s and Builder’s Guide to Energy Efficient Water Heating

Selecting the right water heater for a home can have an ongoing impact on energy bills, as well as home comfort. This guide reviews some recent changes affecting the industry and how homeowners, builders, and contractors can select the best water heater for a home.

Type: Guide

Sponsor: Bradford White Water Heaters


Manufacturer of Exterior Building Products Introduces Energy-Efficient Fiberglass Door

ProVia, manufacturer of exterior building products, has developed the most energy-efficient door in the U.S. market – the new Embarq™ Fiberglass Entry System. This achievement as the most energy-efficient door in the U.S. is not a self-proclaimed status. The performance...

Type: White Paper

Sponsor: ProVia


Secrets to Creating Your High Performance Home

More and more homebuyers are looking for homes that perform well, in addition to providing a comfortable, engaging place to live. And homebuilders are rising to meet the demand. Green builders are incorporating energy, water and resource efficiency, improved indoor air quality and sustainable and locally sourced products into their projects.

Type: Guide

Sponsor: Bosch Thermotechnology Corp.


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Energy saving sliding glass door designed for large spaces

Available in large sizes and a variety of configurations, the door for commercial and residential applications features easy operation and simple modular installation.

Retrofitted low-income housing meets Passive House standards

Last year, the 50-year-old buildings that now make up Weinberg Commons were neglected, run-down, and empty.

Familiar components connect to deliver economical whole home ventilation

Builders looking for solutions to meet whole-home ventilation requirements can tap into a proven system that does the job at an economical cost.

Greenbuilder Q&A: Most homebuilders still lagging in building science

Designing a high performance home is as much a work of art as it is a science.

Delta Products Corporation named 2016 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year (video)

In recognition of its energy-efficient ventilation fans, Delta Products Corporation was recognized with a 2016 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year - Product Brand Owner Award by the EPA.

Mass market builder Pulte developing zero net energy home prototype

Pulte says it is the largest builder to participate in a pilot aimed at building new homes to achieve maximum energy efficiency and utility grid load reduction.

Award-winning net zero energy home heats and cools with geothermal system

When Carl Benker and his wife, Elizabeth Wegner, designed their first home, the couple never intended to win contests or awards.

Proud Green Home of Louisville ground breaking starts deep green project

The latest Proud Green Home will rise in Louisville as part of the sustainable Norton Commons community.

Green home market maturing as homeowners see value of high performance

An architect with six Passive Houses under his belt is seeing homeowners come to value high performance homes at little to no extra costs.

Grab bag o’ .gov goodness for green home tax incentives

If you’re building or renovating green, or are even thinking about it, there are some big tax incentives for you.

Mini splits handle low temperatures with efficiency

One of the marks against heat pumps in the past was the loss of efficiency at lower temperatures.

High performance green home will rise in Louisville's geothermal community

The Proud Green Home of Louisville will be sited in one of the largest geothermal residential communities in the United States.

Duct sealing technology tackles energy loss

Leaking ducts can cost homes and buildings thousands in lost energy, and create air quality problems.

Water heater design ensures energy efficiency

Water heaters continue to gain efficiencies through innovative engineering that grabs energy that used to be wasted.

Mini splits tackle tough HVAC problems

Ductless mini splits are playing a larger role in the HVAC market through their efficiency and flexibility.

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Look for the Energy Star certification on a wide variety of energy-efficient products for green homes. Stay up to date on the latest news from Energy Star designed to save homeowners money and reduce demand for energy from fossil fuels.

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