InVision Zero Home proves energy efficiency is affordable


The InVision Zero Home project is about “envisioning” net-zero homes "in” neighborhoods across around the country.


Revitalize Home serves as benchmark for retrofitting and energy efficiency

Dow Building Solutions and Cobblestone Homes constructed the Revitalize Home as a means for builders, contractors, remodelers and homeowners alike to better understand the opportunities for retrofitting homes for energy efficiency.

Micro homes give Nashville's homeless a head start

A half-dozen hand built tiny houses are the first step in the vision to build a village of micro homes to house Nashville's homeless population.

For Lindal Cedar Homes, sustainable building begins with respect for the environment

Respect for the environment, energy efficiency and sustainability are part of Lindal Cedar Homes' DNA

Modern home tours show off architectural inspiration and cool houses

Los Angeles residents can explore that cool house down the block.

USGBC names LEED for Homes Award winners

The LEED for Homes Awards recognize projects, developers and homebuilders that have demonstrated outstanding leadership and innovation in residential green building.

Ready to live green? The greenest home in Seattle is on the market

The first speculative Emerald Star certified home in Seattle goes net zero energy with solar panels and innovative building science.

Take a peek behind the walls of high performance Passive House designs

An exhibit in Portland will reveal the latest building science behind some of the highest performing Passive Homes in the country.

Tiny House design secrets to living large in a small space

The tiny house movement continues to gather steam as more people come to realize they can live a fulfilling life in a small home that's less resource intensive to build and operate.

LED Lights help green home reach LEED Platinum

Energy efficient LED lighting will be one of the technologies that will help Ed Begley Jr.'s new home reach LEED certification.

Ty Pennington: What's the behind the walls of your green home?

It's what's on the inside that usually counts the most, and green homes are no exception.

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Integrity Windows continues partnership with Make It Right Foundation

The Make it Right Foundation will continue to use high-performance windows on sustainable homes it builds in New Orleans and other locations across the United States.

Marvin Windows honors Architects Challenge winners

Marvin Windows and Doors has announced the winners of its seventh annual Architects Challenge, the first year the company has honored projects in various segments.

Lindal Cedar Homes celebrates 70 years of sustainable systems built homes

On July 2015 Lindal Cedar Homes celebrated its 70 anniversary, and its role in developing custom-built cedar homes that allow for many ways to go green.

New Utah home development will be Zero Energy Ready certified

A Salt Lake City development of 15 homes will be DOE Zero Energy Ready Homes that will exceed next generation building codes.

Property appraisers adopt new tool for green home valuations

The Appraisal Foundation has announced the adoption of the first of three Valuation Advisories related to the valuation of green buildings.

First to the Future Home features LED lighting

A high performance demonstration home "First to the Future Home" features more than 200 LED lighting fixtures.

Zero net energy homes test will guide California to Big Bold Goal

A community of 20 zero net energy houses will be built as part of an energy use evaluation project in California.

LEED homes hit the real estate market

Usually the vision of their owners, LEED certified homes are hitting the real estate market across the country.

Words Matter: DOE reveals building science translator

One of the hurdles in adoption of green building practices is informing consumers about the long-term benefits of energy-efficient homes.

Top homes named in Connecticut Zero Energy Challenge

The fifth annual CT Zero Energy Challenge featured 11 new homes from across the state exemplifying high-efficiency design that best utilized innovative building techniques and new technology intended to lower energy use to near- or net-zero.

More new homes offer efficiency & sustainable features

Surveys indicate that efficiency is among the most-wanted features of home buyers and that builders are responding to this demand.

10 good reasons to buy a new home

Homebuyers everywhere are usually faced with the problem of where to buy, when to buy and should they buy a new home or and older one.

Green homes still troubling for real estate appraisers

One of the roadblocks to valuing high performance homes is to reflect the lower utility costs and durability of a home in the appraisal.

Deep green remodeling project aims for Passive House certification

An extensive remodeling job on a 1920s home in an Atlanta suburb could be Georgia's first Passive House project.

Home scores lowest HERS rating in Canada

The challenge is set in place to promote the utilization of the HERS Index and energy efficient home building in the US and Canada.

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