Originally developed in Germany, the Passive House building standard has been gaining ground in North America, but many building professionals felt it did not offer enough flexibility for the diverse climate zones.
Making the important decision to include solar power as a home source of energy is a valuable investment.
The Building Performance Institute, Inc. (BPI) has introduced an online resource for homeowners who care about the comfort, health and safety of their homes.
The argument that an increase in renewable energy in the United States means more expensive electricity has pervaded the debate on renewables versus fossil fuels for decades.
For the greatest potential return on investment, homeowners should choose upgrades instead of major remodeling projects, according to the Appraisal Institute.
Renewable generation-plus-storage has proven to be a cost-effective way of integrating renewable energy such as solar and wind into the grid.
Researchers at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory are designing a refrigerator that could cut energy use by up to 40 percent compared with current models.
To offer new features to homeowners, 63 percent of homebuilders say they are willing to try new brand and products they haven't used in the past.
With the explosion of smart appliances, a recent survey found that consumers are looking for technology that's purposeful – not impractical.
California has increased incentives for solar thermal heating for multifamily, commercial, and pool heating systems.
LG Electronics has been named one the world’s most sustainable corporations by two leading research organizations, earning the top honor in its industry sector in both the 2015 Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations in the World Index from Corporate Knights...
From lower prices for solar power to an explosion of ductless mini split HVAC options, high performance home trends continue to develop.
Fannie Mae will reward multifamily properties with a green building certification, such as LEED, with a lower interest rate.
Illinois tops the list of states with the most building space per state resident certified under LEED, the world's most widely used and recognized green building rating system.
The focus of the residential and commercial building industry once again turns toward Las Vegas for the 2015 International Builders Show.