Small problems can add up to big energy bills if you don't take care of them right away.
Norton Commons plans to construct the largest 100-percent geothermal residential community in the United States.
From lower prices for solar power to an explosion of ductless mini split HVAC options, high performance home trends continue to develop.
A new mixed-use planned community in Austin, Texas, aims to have 7,500 homes built to net-zero standards.
The 46-home Avondale residential development project in Moore, Oklahoma, will feature geothermal-based heating and cooling in all the homes.
A new net-zero home in California relied on geothermal heating and cooling to help the builders reach the goal of generating as much electricity as the home uses.
Preventing an air filter in furnace from becoming clogged keeps a heating and cooling system performing efficiently and can help homeowners gain up to $200 in annual energy savings.
The 30 percent federal tax credit for a range of energy efficiency measures is set to expire at the end of 2016 and industry lobbyists are campaigning to extend or reinstate expired the tax credits.
Despite short-term price fluctuations, energy costs will continue to rise over the long term, driving greater interest in building that produce as much or more energy as they consume.
One alternative to uncertain prices and availability of fossil fuels is a geothermal heating and cooling system that uses a ground-source heat pump.
The utilization of geothermal heating and cooling is gaining ground, as one company will finance $25 million in geothermal loop installations in North America.
A new map from the United Kingdom's energy department shows areas where water-source heat pumps would be most feasible.
A top-down renovation of an 1867 Wisconsin homestead incorporated a ground-up geothermal heating system that relies on steady temperatures just beneath the earth’s surface to provide energy-efficient heating and cooling to the home, while preserving its historic charm.
The first of five rehabbed homes in the Highland Park neighborhood includes solar panels as part of a package of green upgrades that will increase the homes' market value.
After going through three winters with the geothermal system in his home, homeowner Neal Kelly was pleased with the choice he made.