New technology under development with the Department of Energy could supercharge heat pumps for better cold-climate performance by 2015.
Does building a high performance home pay off?
As the real estate market continues to recover, homebuyers are coming to value high-performance properties that provide long-term value in terms of comfort and energy savings.
Fueling our vehicles with clean, unlimited renewable energy, makes sense financially, environmentally and socially.
At Greenbuild 2014, one of the hot topics was materials transparency as part of LEED v4 that launched last year.
Everything from scary mansions to Dracula’s Castle to famous television show homes are on this year's Top Ten Haunted Homes for Sale list.
At the Proud Green Home of St. Louis Muddy Boots tour in September, Steve Loos, staff vice president of Home Builders Association of St. Louis and Eastern Missouri, discussed the growing market for high performance homes in the region.
Consumers are beginning to understand the value in high performance building, and as the housing market recovers green builders are seeing the benefits.
At the 2014 Energy & Environmental Building Alliance Conference & Expo, Sam Rashkin, Chief Architect of the DOE's Building Technologies Office, discussed some of the changes in the agency's programs for home builders.
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As an Architect and Activist, I felt the heat of the flames surrounding the hot topic of Climate Change at the 2014 Social Good Summit.
The 1-percenter end of the U.S. housing market seems to be doing just fine as an estate with an asking price of $195 million hits the listings in Beverly Hills.
Even with ten years of constant price drops, the market is still filled with homeowners who can’t afford to buy solar power systems.
There is a desperate need for reasonably priced, high-R windows.
The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) announced that it will allow LEED users to register projects under the LEED 2009 rating system until Oct. 31, 2016.
Marvin was chosen as the winner in the large company category for exemplifying high standards of ethical conduct in the workplace, the marketplace and the community.
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.
Durability is the most important characteristic associated with building products in general and “green” building products in particular, according to the findings of a blind survey of U.S. architects commissioned by PPG Industries.
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.
The art of calculating and managing your carbon footprint just got easier.
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...
Five years ago, the Property Assessed Clean Energy or PACE program was launched to make it easier for property owners to complete energy efficiency upgrades and renewable energy projects that make buildings more valuable and sustainable.
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.
Whether hurricanes, blizzards, typhoons, or tornadoes and electrical storms, there is nothing worse than being without power for long periods of time.
Insulation manufacturers used more than 2 billion pounds of pre-and post-consumer recycled materials last year in insulation and acoustical products, according to a recent survey. The North American Insulation Manufacturers Association (NAIMA) surveyed members on their use of use of...
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Calling for “clear, credible and consistent signals from policy makers,” the International Energy Agency (IEA) on Sept. 29, 2014, released two reports saying solar could be the world’s largest source of electricity by 2050.