Renewable resources will be part of the new Passive House Standards introduced by Dr. Wolfgang Feist, founder of the Passive House Institute of Darmstadt, Germany, The North American Passive House Network said.
The $7 million Coastal Living Showhouse features a solar power system that could offset 60 percent of the home's energy needs
The Viridescent House, the first net-positive building in Maine, will actually produce twice as much energy as it uses.
New construction energy standards for Oregon went into effect July 1, 2014 and far exceed the building requirements of the last decade.
The 22nd anniversary of Hurricane Andrew on August 24 provides a sobering reminder of the destructive power of hurricanes and the damage they can do to communities.
As more baby boomers enter into retirement, many are looking to downsize their living situations as their children leave the nest.
Five kitchen designs submitted by individuals from four countries were selected by a panel of judges in the FirstBuild Micro-Kitchen Challenge to create a fully functioning kitchen design in a small footprint.
The market for green building and renovation is taking off in Australia as homeowners come to value high-performance homes that are easier on the budget.
A majestic Scottish castle is taking shape in Connecticut, and it just may have the strength to withstand a siege, thanks to the insulated concrete forms that make up the walls.
To overcome limitations of stick-built homes, more builders and homeowners are using an advanced building product called structural insulated panels (SIPs).
New homes in San Diego could be built according to new codes that raise the cost of a new home but could pay for themselves in 18 months.
To help building professionals design and construct high performance home, the Building Envelope Thermal Bridging Guide – Analysis, Applications, and Insights offers guidance in reducing energy loss due to thermal bridging.
The development of the Proud Green Home of St. Louis highlights just how far green building science has advanced.
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.
New siding options offer the look of traditional wood without the headaches of high maintenance.