Brick and stone deliver durability and indoor air quality for Proud Green Home of St Louis


For the family moving into the Proud Green Home of St. Louis, indoor air quality was a high priority.


Tankless water heater includes circulation pump for instant hot water

Imagine turning on a shower and getting hot water almost immediately.

On-demand recirculation pump delivers hot water instantly

A home is a collection of systems, and making the water heating system work better can save energy costs and make life more comfortable.

Proud Green Home of St. Louis uses EcoDrain for drain heat recovery (video)

The Proud Green Home of St. Louis incorporates a unique device that's designed to stop wasting energy and water.

Green home building focus turning to water conservation

As kitchen and bath trends develop, plumbing fixtures and equipment evolve to deliver style while saving water.

ACT D’MAND® Structured Plumbing® applied to Habitat for Humanity homes

For over 15 years, Habitat for Humanity Homes in Southern California has been installing the ACT D’MAND KONTROL® Systems for the efficient water conservation and energy saving measures it provides.

Production builder uses green demonstration homes for R&D

KB Homes, one of the largest homebuilders in the United States, uses its high performance demonstration homes to refine the building practices and technologies that find their way into production homes.

Southwest’s limited water resources impacted by river contamination

Just when you think the negative impact of the severe drought in our nation’s southwest region can’t get any worse, it does.

Ready to live green? The greenest home in Seattle is on the market

The first speculative Emerald Star certified home in Seattle goes net zero energy with solar panels and innovative building science.

Watering green - low-flow, no-mow

When it comes to green building, energy is first-born, and water is the red-headed step child.

California builders adapt to water conservation regulations

Homebuilders in California are adapting to strict water conservation regulations to ensure homeowners and local water districts don't violate the rules.

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The San Bernardino County Water Conference: Drought Sends Water Conservation into High D'MAND®

Answering the question, “How do we balance our development needs with our water needs?”

Time to replace your water heater? Take the quiz to find out

A new quiz from the nonprofit Propane Education & Research Council helps homeowners determine if and when it is time to pull the plug on their current water heater.

New faucet delivers filtered water faster (Video)

There's no more need for bulky water filters screwed onto the kitchen faucet.

Smart sensor spots water leaks quickly (video)

Unfortunately, all too often you discover a leaking sink, water heater or washing machine only after it's caused a lot of damage to your home.

10 ideas to make a kid-friendly bathroom

There's more to crafting a bathroom for children than just adding kids bathroom decor to a room.

California apartments falling short of water reduction targets

While residents of California apartment buildings are using less water, it's not enough to meet the required reductions.

California sustainability circles save water and energy use

Hundreds of organizations participated in a unique education and action plan program yielding an average of $316,000 in projected annual recurring cost savings.

Whirlpool, Kohler focus on water use at the ReNEWW House

The next phase for the ReNEWW House is to add net-zero water use in addition to net-zero energy use.

Mixed-use apartment complex aims for LEED Platinum

A new LEED Platinum-designed apartment building will create some of the most sustainable, livable, and innovative mixed-use buildings in the Pacific Northwest.

NAHB’s 2016 The New American Home will have whole home water filtration

The National Association of Home Builders’ The New American Home 2016 will feature a whole home water filtration system from Environmental Water Systems.

Proud Green Home of Cincinnati will use wastewater heat recovery system

The energy consumed to make hot water is the second largest cost on most utility bills, and showering is typically the single most energy intensive activity that people engage in at home.

Top home technology for 2015

From interactive cooktops, to hologram entertainment the home of the future is fast becoming a reality.

On-demand hot water pump cuts water and energy waste in high performance home

With record droughts in some parts of the country, water conservation now receives as much focus as energy savings.

New tips to cut household water use in half

For drought-plagued Californians, saving water is a necessity. But it’s also a pretty good idea for all Americans.

New Zero Energy Ready development rising in Arizona

The 27 homes in the North Phoenix Vision Hill community will be Zero Energy ready and offer a number of green features.

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Save natural resources and utility costs with the latest water-saving devices on the market. Low-flow toilets, faucets, showers and other green products help you reduce water usage in the home. Look here, too, for water-saving tips for the family.