Now that it’s the holiday season again, you may be worrying about planning holiday dinners, mailing greeting cards, and buying the perfect presents—all while struggling to keep up with your normal busy routine.
During winter, do you often feel sad, moody or anxious? Do you eat and sleep more? Do you lose interest in your normal activities or gain weight? If so, you may be suffering from...
A coastal colonial-style home built with insulated concrete forms earned multiple awards for building excellence and performance.
Fueling our vehicles with clean, unlimited renewable energy, makes sense financially, environmentally and socially.
The 8-acre Grow Community is the largest planned solar community in Washington state, with ultra-efficient, net-zero energy homes, neighborhood gardens and green spaces, healthy transportation options and other sustainable features.
The ReNEWW House is a multi-year research project in which a 1920s vintage home is retrofitted into a net-zero energy, water and zero-waste-to-landfill structure.
Students from Delft University took a 1960s terraced house and turned it into a net-zero home with a new skin that connected solar panels, glass walls and smart technology with the existing structure.
With a whiplash-inducing growth rate of over 400 percent since 2010, the U.S. solar industry is booming, and there’s no end in sight. This is great news for the environment and the economy, but there is a dark lining to the silver cloud of solar.
After making its Smart Home a reality, Honda opened up access to designs and blueprints to make building your own smart home that much easier.
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For anyone considering a green home project, take time out to consider the fast-growing world of prefab and systems built homes. With her new book Prefabulous World: Energy-Efficient and Sustainable Homes around the Globe, author Sheri Koones opens the door on this global phenomenon.
Continuing its strong growth, the United States installed 1,354 megawatts (MW) of solar photovoltaics in the third quarter of 2014, up 41 percent over the same period last year.
Solar isn’t anything new to the U.S home energy market. However, the current systems being offered by solar energy companies at such low prices is has yet to fully impact the market.
With solar energy becoming more mainstream in many parts of the U.S., roofing contractors who add photovoltaic (PV) installation to their services can greatly expand in their markets.
A new net-zero home in California relied on geothermal heating and cooling to help the builders reach the goal of generating as much electricity as the home uses.
Annual utility rate increases lead many homeowners to consider switching to a renewable source of energy.
The costs of solar energy in the U.S. has fallen by 14 percent over the last year, despite stable wholesale prices of solar panels and the imposition of anti-dumping tariffs on some imported solar panels.
Even with ten years of constant price drops, the market is still filled with homeowners who can’t afford to buy solar power systems.
Solar modules that boost output by 15 percent can cut total system costs by up to 8 percent, according to SunEdison Inc.
Two leaders in the solar power industry are teaming up to pilot renewable energy storage-based systems.
Sunrun, the largest dedicated residential solar company in the United States, is partnering with OutBack Power Technologies, Inc. to pilot renewable energy storage-based systems for a select group of Sunrun solar customers.
The 30 percent federal tax credit for a range of energy efficiency measures is set to expire at the end of 2016 and industry lobbyists are campaigning to extend or reinstate expired the tax credits.
Opportunities exist for a variety of solar PV technologies to gain in the marketplace, and overall panel power ratings will continue strong upward growth trends.
Aiming to be the first LEED v4 Platinum home, and created in collaboration with LivingHomes, Make It Right and the International Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Insititute, the home will be presented to Make It Right Foundation for placement in...
With projected savings in some cases as high as $1.5 million,a report released by the Solar Energy Industries Association demonstrates the many benefits achieved by utilizing innovative solar and heating cooling systems on U.S. businesses and commercial buildings.
Homeowners Steve and Wendy Rogers wanted to get the most out of the solar panels system they were installing on their Escondido, California home. So they added a solar tracker system that will ensure their solar panels produce as much energy as possible.
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For homeowners looking for water heating that will work without a connection to the power grid, a solar hybrid water heating system with natural gas back up may be the answer.