Mixed-use apartment complex aims for LEED Platinum

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A new LEED Platinum-designed apartment building will create some of the most sustainable, livable, and innovative mixed-use buildings in the Pacific Northwest.

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Take a look at how wind turbines work

With wind power contributing more the nation's renewable energy sources, it's cool to see what's behind those massive wind turbine blades.

Long and short term benefits of solar power at home

With solar energy on the rise, a hope for a sustainable future isn’t just near--it’s here.

Consider Scientific Building Standards for your next home

There are many options available for those who want to build to Scientific Building Standards.

Tubular daylighting lets the sun shine in

Windows aren't the only solution for bringing natural light into every area in your home.

Zero Energy Ready Homes can generate electricity at home to slash utility bills

As net zero energy homes become more mainstream, homeowners are looking for ways to generate electricity at home.

Roofing contractors can expand markets with solar installation certification

With solar energy becoming more mainstream in many parts of the U.S., roofing contractors who add photovoltaic installation to their services can greatly expand in their markets.

Green tech for your home: saving energy and money

Being a “green” homeowner means buying less, reusing more, and making do with what the Earth gives us - recognizing both its limitations and our own.

Heat pump water heaters deliver energy efficiency and solar capability

Heat pump water heaters are among the few tank options that meet new water heater energy efficiency regulations.

Tesla announces batteries for home renewable energy storage

Electric vehicle manufacturer Tesla will sell a home battery system that would allow consumers to store energy from home solar or wind systems.

5 green upgrades you should consider for your home

More and more people realize that preserving the environment of our planet is to a large degree a personal cause.

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Minnesota solar program offers hedge against utility cost increases

A planned Community Solar Garden will work as a long-term hedge against rising electricity costs of 3-6 percent each year, depending the utility provider.

New paint additive turns any surface into a solar panel

A new additive for paints, coatings and flooring could transform any surface into a solar energy receptor.

Hawaii enacts first 100% renewable energy requirement

Hawaii enacted a law earlier this year that requires all of the state's electricity to be produced from renewable energy sources no later than 2045.

Study highlights cost benefits of solar power

The spread of solar power has brought benefits across the country, and there's a new way to find the impact in each state.

Minnesota residents have access to new community solar program

A community solar garden allows residents to support renewable energy and save on their utility costs.

California leads in solar capacity in US and world

California has become the first state in the nation to top 10,000 megawatts (MW) of installed solar capacity, according to the latest U.S. Solar Market Insight Report.

Net zero development uses high performance windows

Eco Village, the largest passive house development in the U.S. is adding 40 units that will meet the Passive House standard.

The shared economy can now reduce your electric bill

A new peer-to-peer network allows everyone to participate in solar energy (on someone else's roof) and cut their electricity costs.

Charge electric vehicles with home solar power bundle

Electric vehicle drivers can take advantage of a bundled solar power system and smart grid electric charging station.

New Hampshire has a new home solar power supplier

Sunrun, a dedicated residential solar company in the U.S. began offering affordable solar service to homeowners in New Hampshire.

Residential energy storage system installed in California

The race to bring residential storage for solar energy heats up as one storage system makers has installed its first system in a home.

US solar power boomed over the past 10 years

From the end of 2004 through the end of 2014, the deployment of solar energy in the United States grew at an unprecedented rate.

Zero net energy homes test will guide California to Big Bold Goal

A community of 20 zero net energy houses will be built as part of an energy use evaluation project in California.

Building integrated photovoltaics expected to soar with focus on green energy

Annual installed capacity of BIPV is projected to exceed 11 GW by 2020, driven by the increasing focus on renewable energy sources and the green building movement in the construction sector.

Sustainable homebuilders welcome Tesla's home energy storage system

As homebuilders respond to demand for solar power system, Tesla's Powerwall system helps solve the renewable energy storage crisis.

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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.