Smart home confusion: What do we really want our homes to do?

There is some confusion about what smart home technology can do now, and what it may be able to do in the future.

Durable countertops mimic natural materials without the maintenance

With new laminate finishes from Formica, it's easy to bring a touch of nature into any kitchen.

Global green building expected to double every 3 years

Emerging economies like Brazil, India, Saudi Arabia and South Africa will be engines of green growth.

Spray foam industry focuses on training and quality

The spray foam industry is focusing on training and quality of installation as the industry grows.

Greenbuilder Q&A: Most homebuilders still lagging in building science

Designing a high performance home is as much a work of art as it is a science.

Water-saving technologies battle drought conditions

Low-flow toilets and other technology innovations can help save water in every home, and each step can make a difference.

Geothermal HVAC cuts operating costs for commercial buildings

Commercial building owners are tapping into the power of geothermal heating and cooling for energy savings and occupant comfort.

Video: geothermal benefits explained

Homebuilders and owners looking for new energy efficiency options are turning to geothermal heating and cooling.

Don't miss these 2016 interior design trends

A range of looks, from soft, graceful patterns to bold, jewel-inspired furnishings, highlight the leading style preferences in 2016.

Spray polyurethane foam a growing component in zero net energy new home construction

Spray foam is the only single-source solution with the ability to seal the building envelope.

What green building doesn’t get about hazards vs. risks

Before you can make better, greener buildings, you need to truly understand their impact on both occupants and the environment.

Rainwater harvesting tops 2016 landscape architecture trends

Sustainable design is the big trend for residential landscapes, according to the 2016 Residential Landscape Architecture Trends Survey.

Appraisal Institute equipping members to value green homes

As the green home building market continues to expand, the Appraisal Institute is offering a variety of tools and training to its members to serve the growing interest from builders and buyers.

Green home builders have tools to challenge appraisals to reflect true home values

Homebuilders often cite properly valuing green homes as a challenge to wider adoption in the marketplace.

Ducted split systems designed for flexibility and comfort control

Larger homes and spaces can enjoy the efficiency and comfort of split system cooling.

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