Insulator kit creates instant storm window to block winter chill

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TOTO launches app to calculate returns on green product investments

A new app from TOTO provides consumers and professionals with the ability to calculate their green product purchases' return on investment and return on environment in a matter of minutes.

Intro to heat pump hot water systems

These pumps are able to extract energy from the surrounding air and transfer it to the water in the tank.

Your eco-friendly garage checklist

Did you know that a three-car garage is as big as the average American home in the 1950s?

Look at green building cost over whole life cycle

Does building a high performance home pay off?

Home buyers learning the value of high performance homes

As the real estate market continues to recover, homebuyers are coming to value high-performance properties that provide long-term value in terms of comfort and energy savings.

Advances in LEDs deliver efficient lighting at great value

As building codes come to include lighting requirements, LED manufacturers are bringing to market lighting for builders and remodelers.

Sustainable solutions to decking problems

Although wood decks are beautiful, they can be fairly high-maintenance and not very environmentally-friendly to maintain.

Where It Makes Sense To Use LED Bulbs In Your Home

The price of LED bulbs is dropping, but they still cost about 10 times more on average than CFLs. Are the energy savings worth it?

Solar EV charging station designed to power with style

Fueling our vehicles with clean, unlimited renewable energy, makes sense financially, environmentally and socially.

Research: building with wood is healthier

Recent studies indicate that buildings with a high level of wood content have a positive physiological impact on the human nervous system.

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Tips to prep your home for winter and add value

The Appraisal Institute encourages homeowner to winterize their homes to potentially reduce energy costs, increase comfort in cold months and possibly improve resale value.

RESNET policies improve consistency of HERS Index Scores

As more homebuilders and buyers come to value the RESNET HERS Index Score, new policies will make the score a more powerful tool.

New water filter removed fluoride and replaces healthy minerals

For homeowners worried about the health effects of fluoride in their water, a new filter can remove the substance while retaining healthy minerals.

Make your home pop with the 2015 paint color of the year

The PPG Pittsburgh Paints brand named Blue Paisley, a lavish, almost-but-not-quite royal shade of blue as its 2015 Color of the Year.

Moving on up: highest priced US home asking $195 million

The 1-percenter end of the U.S. housing market seems to be doing just fine as an estate with an asking price of $195 million hits the listings in Beverly Hills.

Solar panels: should you buy or lease?

Even with ten years of constant price drops, the market is still filled with homeowners who can’t afford to buy solar power systems.

Nest learning thermostat adds home automation integration

The Nest thermostat expanded its connectivity to leading home automation systems, making it easier for professional installers to make Nest a part of their offerings.

Take steps to living green with new carbon footprint calculator

The art of calculating and managing your carbon footprint just got easier.

Tips to save energy and resources as the seasons change

Whether it's the air conditioning, heat, hot water or lighting, there are always ways to save money on utility bills.

Get ready for storm season with the right generator (infographic)

Whether hurricanes, blizzards, typhoons, or tornadoes and electrical storms, there is nothing worse than being without power for long periods of time.

Kids can get creative with Green Living art contest

To help foster creative ways of thinking about living an environmentally responsible life, Bosch Thermotechnology has launched the Green Living Children’s Art, Photography and Creative Writing Contest.

Communities worldwide join USGBC’s Green Apple Day of Service

The third annual Green Apple Day of Service, which took place on Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014, brought together hundreds of thousands of volunteers participating in 3,760 service projects in all 50 states and in 42 countries throughout the world.

Smart thermostat manages comfort in multiple rooms

Take control of your home comfort with a smart thermostat that can manage heating and cooling in multiple rooms.

How to choose low-VOC paints with great colors for your home

Shoppers should also be wary of relying on past experience to pick a paint, as brands frequently reformulate from year to year, changing the performance of the paint.

USGBC names 2014 Best of Buildings awards


The Best of Building Awards celebrate the year’s best products, projects, organizations and individuals making an impact in green building.

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