A recycled storage building is now a luxury residence connected with smart home technology.
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It can be difficult to convince home buyers of the value of investing in energy-efficient and healthy homes that may come at a premium price compared to homes of similar size in the same market. But some forward-thinking homebuilders are doing it any way.
National education initiative aims to help schools operate sustainably while students learn about it.
Home buyers looking for a home in Southern California with energy efficient, green features can connect with knowledgeable real estate agents on a new consumer website from The Energy Network. The Energy Network, a local government organization administered by the...
Switching to cool roofs could help commercial and residential buildings in Mexico realize typical energy savings of around 7% and 18%, respectively. A national study conducted in Mexico as part of a comprehensive "Cool Roofs Action Plan" developed through support...
Imagine a road or driveway that also generates electricity from the sun. That’s the goal of the Solar Roadways project, a modular paving system of solar panels that can withstand the heaviest of trucks.
The project has already received two phases of funding from the U.S.
CCNY's Solar Decathlon entry finds a permanent home.
In addition to abundant natural daylighting, the house features CFL and LED lighting to conserve energy.
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Passive House winners recognized for design excellence and high-performance home building.
For building professionals faced with challenging environments, defensive building may the answer to fight decay, insects and mold.
For homebuyers looking for ways to reduce their environmental impact, a new service delivers information on drive times from listed properties to common destinations.
Consumers are realizing that buying larger homes requires taking out a larger mortgage and straining the daily budget. Tiny houses are a solution to this problem because they offer budget flexibility and simple, efficient layouts.
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.
Although consumer confidence in the housing market has trended upward during the recovery, it's less than what's needed to return to "normal" housing levels, according to results from Fannie Mae's June 2014 National Housing Survey.
New methods of manufacturing could lead to lower prices for solar panels, making it cheaper than ever for homeowners to generate their own electricity. Siva Power has developed new manufacturing processes that could lead to the cost to make thin-film...
On July 1, updated building standards designed to get more energy savings from new and existing residential and nonresidential buildings took effect in California.
Although insulated concrete forms are often used in cooler climates, builders are using them in tropical climates as well.
The number of LEED-certified green housing units more than doubled between 2011 and 2012 and the number continues to grow steadily.
Early adopters of the Cradle to Cradle product standard benefited from the rigorous certification program through reduced costs and a less volatile supply chain. The Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute released the report "Impacts of the Cradle to Cradle...
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...
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...
The price of generating power at home with solar panels continues to fall, and homeowners are often faced with a choice of financing: buy or lease a solar power system. In a city such as Las Vegas, where solar incentives...
Homeowners in sun-drenched Nevada can take advantage of a program to install solar panels for free and pay as little as $40 per month for solar electricity.
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The Tiny House movement is growing in America and worldwide. According to "The Tiny Life," it is a social movement where people are downsizing the space that they live in.
The typical American home is around 2600 square feet, while the typical small or tiny house is around 100-400 square feet.