TEETH Project Provides Real-World, Real-Time Data on Insulation, Air Sealing Efficiency

Dow Building Solutions and Cobblestone Homes wanted a way to show homebuilders and homeowners alike how using proper insulation and air sealing techniques can significantly impact a structure’s durability, provide for a consistent high level of comfort and shrink monthly energy expenses.

Type: Case Study

Sponsor: Dow Building Solutions

Strategies to Retrofit Your Home with Geothermal

Geothermal heating and cooling is one of the top ways homeowners can reduce their utility bills as well as their environmental impact. As the housing market has changed and technology has improved, geothermal heating and cooling has become a viable option for existing homes.

Type: White Paper

Sponsor: Enertech Global, LLC, GeoComfort Geothermal Systems, Hydron Module Geothermal Systems, TETCO Geothermal Systems

The Risk of Radon Gas in Homes

Unlike a natural gas leak or a fire, radio-active radon gas is completely invisible, odorless and tasteless. One in fifteen US homes have elevated radon levels and it can be found in every state. This white paper identifies some of the ways radon enters a home and what a homeowner can do to prevent and mitigate radon from their home.

Type: White Paper


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A peek at the future of HVAC, refrigeration (video)

Consumer care of indoor air quality and indoor health will drive the development of HVAC and refrigeration products that are more efficient and sustainable.

Radiant heat installed in NextHome testing house

NextHome is a functional demo house in Detroit, Michigan. It is part smart home, part distributed generation and part direct current (DC) that operates as a “living lab” within NextEnergy’s testing and validation platforms.

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.

Passive House standards gaining in single family and multifamily projects

Passive House building in North America has become more prominent with announcements of multifamily and single family home projects that will meet the rigorous standards for energy consumption.

DOE Zero Energy Ready Homes adds value to high performance model home

A model home for a golf course community in Pennsylvania exceeds DOE Zero Energy Ready Home requirements, delivering long-term value for its new owners.

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