Where It Makes Sense To Use LED Bulbs In Your Home

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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?

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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.

Top 10 haunted homes you can buy for Halloween

Everything from scary mansions to Dracula’s Castle to famous television show homes are on this year's Top Ten Haunted Homes for Sale list.

Midwest market for high performance homes beginning to soar

At the Proud Green Home of St. Louis Muddy Boots tour in September, Steve Loos, staff vice president of Home Builders Association of St. Louis and Eastern Missouri, discussed the growing market for high performance homes in the region.

Pre-drywall update from the Proud Green Home of St Louis

Most homes don't host visitors before they're finished, but the Proud Green Home of St. Louis had a two-day open house to display the building science that will soon be covered up by dry wall.

Tips for home improvements that drive resale values

Today homes are priced based on size or square footage, number of rooms, size of acreage, if any, and location. A house with upscale finishes and updates can command a better price or faster sale time. But which improvements pay off?

Demand control pumps deliver comfort and save water and energy

The ACT, Inc. D’MAND Kontrol® hot water distribution system works by circulating ambient temperature water that normally goes down the drain back to the water heater through the cold water line.

High performance home demand growing as the market rebounds

Consumers are beginning to understand the value in high performance building, and as the housing market recovers green builders are seeing the benefits.

More affordable green home plans coming to market

As environmentally friendly, “green” homes become a larger part of the homebuilding landscape, San Francisco-based Houseplans.com, is helping bring that trend to life.

Climate Change Isn't Coming... It's Here

As an Architect and Activist, I felt the heat of the flames surrounding the hot topic of Climate Change at the 2014 Social Good Summit.

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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.

Smart sprinklers grow green grass and save water

A new digitally controlled lawn irrigation system adapted ink-jet printing technology to apply the right amount of water in the right places to reduce water use by up to 50 percent.

Geothermal offers alternative to propane price spikes for winter heating

One alternative to uncertain prices and availability of fossil fuels is a geothermal heating and cooling system that uses a ground-source heat pump.

More than 500,000 US buildings generating solar energy

Adoption of solar power in the United States hit a milestone in the second quarter of 2014, with more than half a million homes and businesses now generating solar energy.

USGBC and ACC to work together on LEED

Two organizations formerly at odds on the future of green buildings standards in the United States will cooperate in a new initiative to ensure the use of a technical and science-based approach to environmentally protective products.

Powered filter system delivers clean water fast

Traditional pitchers use gravity to slowly trickle water over filter granules, which may take several minutes to fill a pitcher. In the meantime it's tempting to indulge in water that may not be the best for your health.

New Oregon construction energy standards will pay off for builders and homeowners

New construction energy standards for Oregon went into effect July 1, 2014 and far exceed the building requirements of the last decade.

Demand for protected lumber soaring as builders seek safer products

Builders looking for products that protect against mold, termites and decay and reduce call backs are starting with the lumber. Eco Building Products, Inc. is treating dimensional framing lumber and panel products from Bridgewell Resources that will be used in...

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Learn about the latest green home trends and find eco-friendly products to improve energy efficiency and comfort. Whether you're making big changes or starting small, this is the place to begin your green journey.