Multifamily housing loan gets first green building pricing break

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A multifamily rental property in New Jersey will receive an interest rate reduction on its Fannie Mae loan due to LEED certification. Fannie Mae said the the first loan to close with its Multifamily Green Building Certification Pricing Break will...

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Bioreactor filtration system treats waste water to highest standards

For residential and commercial building projects looking to save water, a wastewater treatment system delivers water clean enough to be discharged into waterways or used for other purposes.

How to maintain a green garden free of chemicals

Here are some things that you can do to keep your garden healthy, green and free of chemicals.

Proud Green Home of St Louis open house scheduled

The Proud Green Home of St. Louis will host an open house with separate events for building professionals and consumers on Feb. 20 and 21, 2015 at the home outside of St. Louis.

Net zero ready homes use unique geothermal solution

A new net-zero-ready home development uses a cost-effective approach to deliver domestic drinking water and geothermal heating and cooling.

Solar EV charging station designed to power with style

Fueling our vehicles with clean, unlimited renewable energy, makes sense financially, environmentally and socially.

Top 10 haunted homes you can buy for Halloween

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.

Midwest market for high performance homes beginning to soar

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.

Grow Community blooms with solar power and intergenerational design

The 8-acre Grow Community is the largest planned solar community in Washington state, with ultra-efficient, net-zero energy homes, neighborhood gardens and green spaces, healthy transportation options and other sustainable features.

Climate Change Isn't Coming... It's Here

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.

Houston modern homes open their doors

Visitors can get the inside scoop from homeowners on what it’s like to live in a modern home, and talk to the architects to find out where they got their inspiration.

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Sign up to win HGTV Smart Home 2015

The modern Austin farmhouse is in keeping with the city’s “Imagine Austin” development plan and the McMansion ordinance that limits the size and configuration of new homes in central Austin.

Smart storage for renewable energy extends the solar day

The JuiceBox Energy system is designed to extend the solar day by supporting self-consumption when rates are highest.

More cities adopting smart water meters

The city of Santa Fe has a unique set of needs -- from water scarcity to a challenging geography -- which make installing cellular smart water meters attractive.

Modular senior housing communities win LEED Platinum

Two Elite Care senior living communities using modular construction were certified as LEED Platinum.

US adds record solar electric generating capacity and solar jobs

Solar power installations represented 32 percent of new electric generating capacity in 2014, boosting overall installed capacity of 20 gigawatts.

Words Matter: DOE reveals building science translator

One of the hurdles in adoption of green building practices is informing consumers about the long-term benefits of energy-efficient homes.

10 bleakest cities of 2015 to receive Lowe's makeovers

This winter has been one of the harshest on record, and for many communities, the first day of spring didn't bring much relief.

More new homes offer efficiency & sustainable features

Surveys indicate that efficiency is among the most-wanted features of home buyers and that builders are responding to this demand.

10 good reasons to buy a new home

Homebuyers everywhere are usually faced with the problem of where to buy, when to buy and should they buy a new home or and older one.

New online tool to learn more about comfort, health and safety of homes

The Building Performance Institute, Inc. (BPI) has introduced an online resource for homeowners who care about the comfort, health and safety of their homes.

Does renewable energy really save money?

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.

Affordable housing project adds solar heat and power

A 40-unit affordable housing project was recently upgraded with solar water heating and solar photovoltaic systems.

Residential solar leases expanding to Utah

Vivint Solar is now offering residential solar leases to homeowners in the State of Utah, its home state.

Energy efficient apartments saving millions for Virginia residents

Residents of energy efficient apartments save an average of $54 a month, or $648 annually, on their electricity bills, according a Housing Virginia study.

California ramps up solar thermal program

California has increased incentives for solar thermal heating for multifamily, commercial, and pool heating systems.

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