With mandates to replace lawns with drought tolerant landscaping, California residents are looking for good alternatives to traditional grass.
Buying a green home can be more complicated, so here are some questions you should ask to make the transaction go smoothly.
Check out the hottest trends that are shaping home design in 2015, from the return of olive green to an obsession with metallic accents.
One of the hurdles in adoption of green building practices is informing consumers about the long-term benefits of energy-efficient homes.
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.
Surveys indicate that efficiency is among the most-wanted features of home buyers and that builders are responding to this demand.
Students in a residential energy technology program are using temperature/humidity loggers to scientifically track green building practices.
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.
One of the roadblocks to valuing high performance homes is to reflect the lower utility costs and durability of a home in the appraisal.
Sacrificing home aesthetics for storm safety is a thing of the past.
An innovative home performance pilot program is increasing insight into the most cost-effective ways to maximize energy savings in residential new construction.
Originally developed in Germany, the Passive House building standard has been gaining ground in North America, but many building professionals felt it did not offer enough flexibility for the diverse climate zones.
To adapt the European Passive House standard to North American markets, PHIUS (Passive House Institute US) will launch the new PHIUS+ 2015 passive building standard.
Composite structural insulated panels uses a polymer skin bonded to rigid polyurethane foam for an airtight, continuously insulated wall system.
For the greatest potential return on investment, homeowners should choose upgrades instead of major remodeling projects, according to the Appraisal Institute.