Homeowners and building professionals have a new place to learn about and become inspired by a vision for their home's exterior.
Since rising temperatures bring rising energy bills, ways to save on utility bills become top of mind – and a home energy audit is a great way to reduce costs and realize energy savings.
When Energy 1, a build and design firm, looked to bring energy efficiency to a remote Montana ranch, the company had to do so in such a way as not to disturb the pristine landscape and environmental richness of the area.
To give homeowners and building professionals a single location to learn about and become inspired for exterior building products, Ply Gem opened its first Designed Exterior Showroom in Cincinnati, Ohio.
ClimateMaster units have played a key role in transforming a century old home in Raleigh, N.C., into an example of inefficiency turnaround.
Preservation of historic buildings across the southeast will be eligible for the new green building certification program launched with the Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation and Southface. The Atlanta-based organizations partnered to create the nation’s first green building certification program...
While your ultimate goal may be to have a comfortable, cozy and beautiful deck that can act as a sanctuary for your in the cool summer evenings, all of it comes after smart decisions. If you’re planning to build a...
Take control of high heating costs by using high-performance, energy-efficient windows in your home.
Passive House winners recognized for design excellence and high-performance home building.
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Modern lighting design blends with iconic architectural heritage.
Many IGUs have the ENERGY STAR designation and as a result, can reduce household energy costs by as much as 15 percent. This can result in saving as much as $500 a year on utility bills.
Recent research shows multifamily housing often lacks energy efficient features, but some developers are making a difference for low-income families.
In hot months, attic ventilation is important for two reasons: 1) it keeps your attic cool by eliminating heat buildup and 2) it prolongs the life of your roof by preventing early failure of roof materials.
Green building is a growing part of the residential construction industry, and Home Innovation Research Labs recognized 30 NGBS Green Partners for their outstanding contributions to advancing green building in their communities.
From window shades to water sprinklers, the Wink home automation platform expanded the set of connected devices to almost 60 products available through The Home Depot
To help residents combat the ongoing drought and reduce energy use, 24 additional California communities launched the HERO program that allows homeowners to pay for qualifiying home improvements through their property tax bill.
Luxury apartments on Roosevelt Island in New York City underwent a $7.4 million green retrofit, thanks to government financing and incentives.
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...
Building professionsals are looking to reclaimed wood from tear downs as a way to incorporate a rustic design texture as well as green building concepts into their new projects. One provider of reclaimed timbers, New Energy Works, has seen a...
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...
Qualified U.S. homeowners can take advantage of tax incentives for adding energy efficient features to their homes in 2014. The good folks at RESNet offer a good overview of the federal tax incentives available for the 2014 tax season.
Turn a nightmare project into a winner with the Worst Subfloor photo contest.
Homeowners in some Florida counties will have access to a financing pool to fund green and resilient home upgrades, with money that can be paid back through property taxes. The Florida PACE (Property Assessed Clean Energy) Funding Agency announced that...
Building code leaders have called for weatherization programs to reduce energy consumption and make homes safer. As part of the public safety awareness campaign for Building Safety Month in May, the International Code Council (ICC), the final week focus is...
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When insulation goes bad it can create a problem throughout your entire home. Clean Crawls, an attic cleaning and home insulation company, outlined the problems that could lead to the need to replace insulation in your home, such as insulation...