Selecting Active Technologies for an Energy-Efficient Home

A popular approach for a green home is called Passive House. It calls for designing a home with a very tight building envelope and very high levels of insulation to minimize the need for mechanical heating and cooling. An alternative...

Type: White Paper

Sponsor: Bosch Thermotechnology Corp.


What is LEED for Homes and How Can Geothermal Heating and Cooling Play a Role?

Green home certifications are gaining in popularity as homeowners and builders recognize the value comes with third-party verification of a home's sustainability and performance. One of the most popular green certifications is LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) for...

Type: White Paper

Sponsor: Bosch Thermotechnology Corp.


Passive Solar Heating: A New Century of Innovation

This white paper, sponsored by Solar Innovations, takes a look at passive solar heating, a building technique that utilizes windows, walls, flooring and other non-mechanical or non-electrical devices to gather and distribute solar energy in the form of heat in the winter, and reject heat in the summer.

Type: White Paper

Sponsor: Solar Innovations


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Net zero energy apartments recharge downtown LA living

20 downtown LA apartments are powered by rooftop solar panels and incorporate smart home and energy saving features.

Mass market builder Pulte developing zero net energy home prototype

Pulte says it is the largest builder to participate in a pilot aimed at building new homes to achieve maximum energy efficiency and utility grid load reduction.

High performance home will be San Diego's first Certified Passive House

Casa Aguila will arguably be the most advanced home ever built in San Diego County, looking to achieve many firsts for the region.

Net zero pod home uses spray foam insulation for the thermal envelope

Boatbuilder and architect crafts unique wooden net-zero home.

Proud Green Home of Louisville ground breaking starts deep green project

The latest Proud Green Home will rise in Louisville as part of the sustainable Norton Commons community.

Grab bag o’ .gov goodness for green home tax incentives

If you’re building or renovating green, or are even thinking about it, there are some big tax incentives for you.

High-rise retro-fit earns LEED Gold in Philadelphia

The zero-carbon-footprint redesign saves an estimated 15 million pounds of CO2 each year – the equivalent of the emissions from 1,200 motor vehicles.

Green homes Q&A: Can high performance homes compete on price?

As the residential housing market continues to recover, there remains a question of how much buyers are willing to pay for high performance homes in a price-conscious market place.

Countdown: Top 10 high performance home features of 2015

More than half of home builders expect to be doing 60 percent or more of their new homes green by 2020, an interest reflected in the Top 10 feature stories for 2015.

Factory built show home demonstrates the best in building technology

The 2015 Greenbuild Unity home, erected in just a few days on the expo floor, was designed to show case the state of the art of affordable high performance home building.

5 green building materials for your home

You can limit a home’s environmental impact by using green building materials, which helps to reduce the home’s carbon footprint.

Net zero energy demonstration house moving to net zero water operation

While net zero energy for homes has been growing in popularity, net zero water use is the next frontier for high performance homes.

What I wish every architect knew about green building

The most effective green buildings start with the design and planning.

Low-voltage radiant heating operates from solar power at Greenbuild

In the Net Zero Zone at Greenbuild 2015, companies demonstrated their ability to operate from renewable energy at the Washington Convention Center.

5 ways to get the best solar deal for your home

Consider lower energy costs vs. the initial investment, as well as the benefits of reducing use of non-renewable energy before making the switch.

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Home solar power systems can be a great way to reduce home energy costs and greenhouse gas emissions. But is solar power right for your home? Learn about the latest advances in residential solar power systems and best practices for implementation.

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