Italian home wins first LEED Platinum rating in Europe

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Over the expected 100-year life span of the BioCasa 82 home near Treviso, Italy, it is expected to produce 60 percent less greenhouse gas emissions than a traditional building.

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Proud Green Home of St. Louis will inspire and educate on green residential construction

Following the success of the first Proud Green Home, the Proud Green Home of St. Louis, a sustainable home designed to meet an array of green building standards, is under construction to inspire and educate the market nationwide about the benefits of building green homes.

Prefab house book gives global perspective on green building phenomenon

For anyone considering a green home project, take time out to consider the fast-growing world of prefab and systems built homes. With her new book Prefabulous World: Energy-Efficient and Sustainable Homes around the Globe, author Sheri Koones opens the door on this global phenomenon.

ABC Green Home 2.0 ready to break ground

Building on the success of the ABC Green Home 1.0, the 2.0 version of the green building demonstration home will be built and donated to a disabled veteran through Habitat for Humanity.

Builders face challenges in selling the green home story

It can be difficult to convince home buyers of the value of investing in energy-efficient and healthy homes that may come at a premium price compared to homes of similar size in the same market. But some forward-thinking homebuilders are doing it any way.

DOE recognizes Proud Green Home at Serenbe

The U.S. Department of Energy recognized the Proud Green Home at Serenbe as the first DOE Zero Energy Ready Home in the state of Georgia.

Custom design services by Lindal Cedar Homes

A home is often the biggest decisions in one’s lifetime. It is important to have the home reflect your lifestyle, while fulfilling your dreams. Lindal has three design options to assist homeowners create their unique home...

Louisville home representing US in green building competition

Kentucky’s first LEED Platinum, net zero Energy and water-conserving home relies on sustainable design and products.

Florida development brings net zero homes to the mass market

A 148-home central Florida development may be the sign that net-zero living has gone mainstream.

Green home buyers can connect with real estate agents in Southern California

Home buyers looking for a home in Southern California with energy efficient, green features can connect with knowledgeable real estate agents on a new consumer website from The Energy Network. The Energy Network, a local government organization administered by the...

Michigan's 1st Passive House wins Fine Homebuilding Award

A Maine architectural firm designed Michigan's first Passive House that was named best energy-smart home of 2014.

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How the Proud Green Home of St. Louis got its start

When Michael and Emily Kuentz found out they were transferring from Fort Worth to St. Louis, they knew they wanted to build a new home that was healthy for their family.

Builder offers three home designs in net-zero solar homes

Homebuyers near the Sacramento River in California's Delta can choose from three living-space designs in new net-zero home developments. Trilogy by Shea has unveiled eight new floor plans, as well as an entirely new model gallery for attendees to experience...

New California building codes will cut residential energy use by 25% and save water

On July 1, updated building standards designed to get more energy savings from new and existing residential and nonresidential buildings took effect in California.

Affordable green townhomes tap solar power to reduce costs

An 18-unit townhouse development provides green living in affordable housing for low-income residents of North Chattanooga, Tennessee. The Fairmount Avenue Townhomes were designed for the Chattanooga Housing Authority to provide low-income housing in the desirable North Chattanooga Neighborhood. HK Architects...

Tiny house designed as a net zero demonstration seeking funds

The nonprofit Nexus Energy Center launched the "TRES (Tiny, Renewable and Environmentally Sustainable) Project: The Greenest Tiny Home in Alabama" campaign on Indiegogo.com to raise funds for the project.

Energy efficient SMART community rising in Ontario

A 70-acre site in west London, Ontario, will be sustainably developed into approximately 2,000 living units and 400,000 sq. feet of commercial retail space, which will be designed to generate as much energy as it will use from renewable sources.

Appraisers can earn green accreditation

The growing popularity of green homes drives the need for appraisers to understand the market.

Does your home measure up? Top characteristics that sell homes

Making the right home improvements can pay off when it comes time to sell, but which ones attract homebuyers? The latest data from the U.S. Census Bureau’s Characteristics of Homes Built in 2013 Report show that homeowners prefer the pleasure...

Historic home nearing goal of net-zero after deep green remodeling

A 110-year-old home is on its way to becoming a net-zero home thanks to a deep green remodel that’s still in progress. When Matt Grocoff and his wife, Kelly, bought a 110 year old Folk-Victorian home in Ann Arbor’s Old...

Applications open for 2014 Affordable Green Neighborhoods grants

Fourteen LEED for Neighborhood Development Projects will receive funding and resources through the 2014 Affordable Green Neighborhoods Grant Program.

KB Home's new eco-home saves water and energy

The new green home from KB Home is designed to achieve both net-zero status and also use zero fresh water for irrigation based on use by a family of four or more. KB Home unveiled the first ZeroHouse 2.0 in...

Builder delivers Passive House project at the same price as conventional construction

Any skilled contractor with a big enough budget can build an amazing energy-efficient home. But few builders have been able to do it for the same cost as conventional construction. A recent article in the Roanoke Times chronicles how Adam...

New American Home showcases green building technology

Rising out of the foothills of the exclusive Sky Terrace development in Henderson, Nev., the 6,700-square-foot The New American Home 2014 show home serves as a construction technology laboratory. Opened to visitors during the 2014 NAHB International Builders’ Show, The...

Connecticut Passive House wins Net Zero award

A Farmington, Conn., home won the CT Zero Energy Challenge Grand Prize. The award, sponsored by Energize Connecticut, shines a spotlight on "Net Zero" homes, which produce as much energy as they use on an annual basis. For the second...

Black slate polymer roof helps keep home green

The transformation of a 1932 beach home in South Salem, N.Y. has neighbors green with envy.

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