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.
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?
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.
Consumers are beginning to understand the value in high performance building, and as the housing market recovers green builders are seeing the benefits.
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.
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.
Visitors can get the inside scoop from homeowners on what it’s like to live in a modern home, and talk to the architects to find out where they got their inspiration.
To make it easier for consumers to go green, appliance manufacturers are building sustainability into their products from the factory floor to the laundry room and kitchen.
Pest control professionals believe that the spring season is the right time to start the pest cleaning process.
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Building an entirely green deck can be a challenge. We want our decks to last long, without frequent maintenance requirements.
The art of calculating and managing your carbon footprint just got easier.
Whether it's the air conditioning, heat, hot water or lighting, there are always ways to save money on utility bills.
Whether hurricanes, blizzards, typhoons, or tornadoes and electrical storms, there is nothing worse than being without power for long periods of time.
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.
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.
Take control of your home comfort with a smart thermostat that can manage heating and cooling in multiple rooms.
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.
The Best of Building Awards celebrate the year’s best products, projects, organizations and individuals making an impact in green building.
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.
One alternative to uncertain prices and availability of fossil fuels is a geothermal heating and cooling system that uses a ground-source heat pump.
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.
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.
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 construction energy standards for Oregon went into effect July 1, 2014 and far exceed the building requirements of the last decade.
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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...