PulteGroup is looking for ways to build homes that are more resource efficient and also meet consumers' changing desires.
At least one third of single family and multifamily builders who were surveyed said that green building is a significant portion of their overall activity.
Originating from a production home, the French Country architectural design was customized according to the homeowner’s desires.
Experts offer strategies for selling high-performance structures
Certified homes used up to 40% less electricity than non-certified homes, in some cases making Built Green homes twice as efficient as predicted.
Energy modeling among strategies for builders to help customers, based on their budgets, determine best expenditures
As building codes and eco-savvy customers demand more energy efficiency from their homes, it has fallen to the construction professionals to create an effective building envelope. In this task, the blower door test plays a vital role in helping builders to find the gaps in the building envelope and seal them.
Jasper's colossal footprint of stored sunlight energy will be on a scale never-before-seen in the world when considering residential energy storage in a single planned community.
Honors recognize some of most inventive products, systems and technologies
When you're researching a new water heater, here are a few things to look for.
WaterSense unveils new program to determine water scores for multifamily buildings
I can’t believe that it’s already time for our first blower door test. It feels like yesterday that I was walking around on a piece of raw land and problem-solving with my wife over what we wanted our new home to look like. Now here we are - the lion’s share of construction has been completed and I’ve shifted my focus to the interior.
For builders who want to know more about building with insulated concrete form construction, there are numerous resources -- often free -- available. They don't have to tackle it alone.
Sure, you might be able to install a water heater. But do you know how to make sure you choose the right size? Who will you call if it doesn't work right, or begins leaking?
Over 20,000 attendees saw the latest solar power and energy storage innovations displayed by 700+ exhibitors at the annual Solar Power International (SPI) Expo September 10-13 in Las Vegas. The event, sponsored by SPI and Energy Storage International (ESI), attributed...
As you’d expect, buyers of larger homes tend to insist on more features in their homes.
Solar panels aren’t the only vehicle to leverage the power of the sun to reduce energy costs in your home. Household items as simple as your doors and windows can also be used to help increase energy efficiency.
Filtering your own water is a way to live a more sustainable life without inconvenience or extra costs.
The same preservation efforts that historical site directors employ can be mirrored by the average homeowner.
Knowing the climate zone your residential build will take place in will influence many of the decisions you will make as to construction methods and building materials.
Once the precast concrete foundations are in place, modular home components will be installed to increase the speed and efficiency of construction.
There is a lot of science behind toilet flushing, more than the average consumer tends to realize.
The architects wanted to create a new relationship between interior and exterior in a conventional seven-story building.
If you're in the market for a highly energy efficient electric water heater, take a look at the heat pump water heater, also known as a hybrid water heater.
Whether you have blueprints on the table for a new home or want to improve your existing home, consider some innovative, highly-efficient amenities now to make life more comfortable and provide substantial energy savings in the years to come.
“Minimizing environmental impact while maximizing home owner value” is one way Addison Homes sums up its construction philosophy.
With air leakage accounting for 40% of energy loss in new homes, this durable, flexible foam solution allows for a smooth, even drywall installation.
One thing that sticks out to me about building an eco-friendly home in 2017 is that from a technology standpoint, there’s never been a better time to build one. From appliances to lights to indoor comfort, nearly every facet of a home can be managed through a centralized control system connected to the internet.
Combining cutting edge green technology with a walkable location, a car-free or car-light lifestyle is easily attainable.
Home buyers in coastal areas are discovering the benefits of ICF construction on their own and want to work with contractors who can help them build their dream home.
EEBA presentation to detail how thermal envelope contributes to high-performance homes
In addition to its small footprint, the unit’s ultra-quiet operation makes it the perfect solution for smaller properties.
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The goal of the mobile showrooms is to help educate contractors, distributors and building owners across the country about advances in both ducted and duct-free LG HVAC systems.
Every step of the water-use cycle in your home consumes energy. This link between energy and water is called the water–energy nexus. Where does your home fit into the water energy nexus? This white paper looks at this connection and identifies ways to reduce hot water consumption and improve energy efficiency in your home.
Type: White Paper
Sponsor: Bradford White Water Heaters
When a product is trending it is safe to assume that it has passed the rigors of consumer scrutiny. Such is the case of residential fiberglass entry doors. This product profile focuses on fiberglass entry doors and identifies the qualities that separate them from other options in the market today.
Type: White Paper
While DC power operates many modern products in business applications, it powers far less for consumer use. However, some associations are developing standards that will lead to the rapid adoption of DC power distribution. This white paper takes a look at DC power and how some experts believe it is the answer for future energy needs.
Type: White Paper
Sponsor: STEP Warmfloor
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Integrated Water Management is a process which promotes the coordinated development and management of water resources in an equitable manner without compromising vital ecosystems. This white paper dives into the Integrated Water Management process and reveals how communities and industries are addressing wastewater management into the future.
Type: White Paper