A trend is a new direction, not a quickly fading fad. So keep an eye on these new directions for 2015 home remodeling and design trends.
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.
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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.
Keep an eye out for gray taking the spotlight as the color of choice in 2015 as homeowners remodel and upgrade their homes.
Continuing its strong growth, the United States installed 1,354 megawatts (MW) of solar photovoltaics in the third quarter of 2014, up 41 percent over the same period last year.
Green attitudes are gaining ground, but green purchases and behaviors are stagnant or heading south. And the economy may be the culprit.
While a world of clean and affordable energy, abundant freshwater, 3D printed houses or worldwide high-speed Internet access won't miraculously appear by the end of 2015, it is the beginning of a better future.
Annual utility rate increases lead many homeowners to consider switching to a renewable source of energy.
Energy-efficient homes in Scotland are on the market less time and draw a higher selling price compared to less efficient homes, according to a study of more than 10,000 property sales.
The costs of solar energy in the U.S. has fallen by 14 percent over the last year, despite stable wholesale prices of solar panels and the imposition of anti-dumping tariffs on some imported solar panels.
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.
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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.