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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

Production builder uses green demonstration homes for R&D

KB Homes, one of the largest homebuilders in the United States, uses its high performance demonstration homes to refine the building practices and technologies that find their way into production homes.

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.

Incorporating Eco-Friendly Materials Into Your Decor

Those of us with a flair for furnishing and an eye towards the environment often find the two clashing.

MID-MOD MESS – Energy (In)Efficiency in Mid-Century Modern

Mid 20th-century modern homes have some of the coolest design out there but they are a train wreck in terms of energy efficiency.

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.

Metal cool roof delivers energy savings with style

Cool roof certified roofing materials help reduce the heating load of a home, and can mimic any style.

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Solar Decathlon 2015 features the latest in high performance homes (video)

Excitement is building as 20 new collegiate teams prepare to compete in the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon 2015, slated for October 8-18 in Irvine, California.

How to Boost the Resale Value of Your Home

Home buyers want to feel they’re getting something special at good value, and sellers want the highest possible return on investment.

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.

Top 11 ways to add value to your home

With the real estate marketing heating up, it may be a good time to invest in making your home more desirable.

Mixed-use apartment complex aims for LEED Platinum

A new LEED Platinum-designed apartment building will create some of the most sustainable, livable, and innovative mixed-use buildings in the Pacific Northwest.

New stone veneers add sustainable exterior cladding options

Manufactured exterior veneer products can replace stone and brick with sustainable, low maintenance options.

Ply Gem exterior products featured on new renovation series HOME FREE

Each week on the FOX series HOME FREE, hard-nosed contractor Mike Holmes will lead nine couples in renovating a run-down home

Detroit family wins $100k home makeover

The lucky family will receive a complete renovation including siding, decking, railing, roofing, insulation and more.

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.

Wood plank floors contribute to green building certifications

Handcrafted natural wood flooring can contribute to green building certification points in a variety of categories.

Factory built homes offer utility payback incentive

An Energy Star certified manufactured house offers a rebate on the first year's worth of utility payments.

Take the guesswork out of home renovation with new online estimating tool

Do you have renophobia, the fear of home renovation? There just may be a cure for you.

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.

Responsive Home project targets millennial homebuyers

The Responsive Home will be built for today's younger buyers, influenced by a survey of millennials where 83 percent stated that they are seeking more space and 71 percent want to personalize their home, in a familiar yet reimagined American dream.

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.

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