Insulated tiles transform roofs into energy savers

Insulated tiles transform roofs into energy savers

New 3 IN 1 tile combines protection, insulation, solar into a single product to boost energy efficiency

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Three-tower mixed-use complex in Tel Aviv earns LEED Platinum

Three-tower mixed-use complex in Tel Aviv earns LEED Platinum

Landmark TLV will create an unparalleled work-live-play experience for Tel Aviv's thriving start-up, tech, and entrepreneurial business culture and its major players.

Bedroom CO2 levels impact restful sleep

Bedroom CO2 levels impact restful sleep

Fresh air solutions improve interior ventilation

4 strategies for avoiding home asthma triggers

4 strategies for avoiding home asthma triggers

Bringing in fresh, filtered air key to preventing problems

Search for your lost shaker of salt in Margaritaville's green retirement communities

Search for your lost shaker of salt in Margaritaville's green retirement communities

Each home in the Latitude project was designed to provide a low-maintenance, energy-efficient lifestyle.




Use ICFs for log home foundations

Use ICFs for log home foundations

If you're thinking about building a log home, or other pre-fab or systems-built home, start with a strong foundation.

Creating cutting-edge home warranties

Creating cutting-edge home warranties

Builder looks to incorporate monitoring into homebuilding's future

The world of interior trim

The world of interior trim

As we get closer to the finish line of building my new home, I wanted to take the opportunity to revisit one of my favorite sources of knowledge.

Consider This During Your Bathroom Remodel

Consider This During Your Bathroom Remodel

A bathroom remodel is among the more costly improvements to a house. Here's one item that costs less than many bathroom vanities to consider for a remodeling project.

Green Gab Podcast | Water and Your Landscape

Green Gab Podcast | Water and Your Landscape

There are many different ways to think about water and how it affects our homes and land. Join us in this episode to explore managing and using stormwater and landscape around your home with ideas from rain barrels to native flowers.

Why are property, people and pets expendable?

Why are property, people and pets expendable?

Structures knocked over and scattered as if they were built with tongue depressors. Everything gone.

Luxury townhomes fuse design and technology

Luxury townhomes fuse design and technology

Builders can step away from complicated technical jargon about smart home automation and introduce it for what it is: a lifestyle.

Solar sanction

Solar sanction

California approves measure mandating solar be part of most new homes

5 reasons to build homes with ICFs

5 reasons to build homes with ICFs

Solid foundation improves home's function

Prefab approach bridges gap in sustainable Calif. home market

Prefab approach bridges gap in sustainable Calif. home market

With local builders overwhelmed, alternative method can erect residences in just eight hours

Survey: Sustainability important to home buyers, agents alike

Survey: Sustainability important to home buyers, agents alike

71% of agents, brokers find promoting energy efficiency in listings somewhat or very valuable

Save Space in Your Laundry Room

Save Space in Your Laundry Room

If your laundry room is like most others, chances are you would appreciate a bit more space for a folding table, shelving or a laundry basket or two.

Finishing up the interior

Finishing up the interior

Now that the walls of my new home are all painted up, I’ve been working on four key areas of the home’s interior: the flooring system, the kitchens, the bathroom, and the master bedroom.

Green Gab Podcast | Connecting with Nature to Connect with our Inner Green

Green Gab Podcast | Connecting with Nature to Connect with our Inner Green

With Dr. Katie Belisle-Iffrig gabbing about her book Going Green for the Genius. Dr. Katie discovered her love for nature at an early age. She came to work at the Kemper Center for Home Gardening at the Missouri Botanical Center in St. Louis and there worked with gardens and nature in many ways.

Listen up: Device designed to hush exterior noise

Listen up: Device designed to hush exterior noise

University's prototype expands on noise-canceling technology for residential, commercial use

Testing confirms ERV boosts home's IAQ

Testing confirms ERV boosts home's IAQ

Zehnder solution reduces slew of airborne contaminants

Affordable housing project built for net-zero energy

Affordable housing project built for net-zero energy

The Affordable Housing Alliance knew that utility costs were a large part of what made older manufactured homes expensive for residents.

Survey: green homes do not always cost more

Survey: green homes do not always cost more

Many buyers have come to expect standard features, and homes integrating specialty green features are becoming more mainstream.

Great Green Home | Preston Haven by Thornhill Custom Homes

Great Green Home | Preston Haven by Thornhill Custom Homes

Thornhill Custom Homes built this 6,471-square-foot custom home in Dallas, Texas, to the high performance criteria of the U.S. Department of Energy Zero Energy Ready Home (ZERH) program.

Homebuilder offers Tesla Powerwall for true net zero living

Homebuilder offers Tesla Powerwall for true net zero living

By using stored energy day or night, the Powerwall roughly doubles the amount of solar energy that directly powers the home.

See how new luxury town homes beat Utah's tough energy code

See how new luxury town homes beat Utah's tough energy code

This is one of the first projects completed under Utah’s latest energy conservation codes that require a layer of exterior insulation.

Does your neighborhood rank in the top 10 list for green homes?

Does your neighborhood rank in the top 10 list for green homes?

Nationwide, homes with green features are selling for higher prices.

Building green? Don't compromise your home's style

Building green? Don't compromise your home's style

The design of this home exceeds California Title 24 energy efficiency standards by 52.5 percent.

Why are these green homes 96% better than other houses?

Why are these green homes 96% better than other houses?

Each home was tested by an independent third party energy rater to develop a HERS Index score.

6 ways to build a better thermal envelope for your home

6 ways to build a better thermal envelope for your home

High-performance homes are using high-tech solutions wall systems that are like a mountain climber's parka that keeps the energy inside even in the harshest conditions.

A look at the spray foam insulation and wall systems in the net zero energy Jacobson house

A look at the spray foam insulation and wall systems in the net zero energy Jacobson house

The home and insulation installer were recognized with a 2018 Industry Excellence Award, winning first prize in the Residential Wall category.

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Using, Heating, and Saving Water

Using, Heating, and Saving Water

This guide looks at some of the latest and best strategies in heating, conserving and reclaiming water in the residential setting, both single and multifamily situations.

Type: Guide

Sponsors: ProudGreenBuilding.com , ProudGreenHome.com


A Close Look at Radiant Heating Options

A Close Look at Radiant Heating Options

Radiant floor heating is not new, but recent advances in technology and efficiencies have resulted in homeowners and heating contractors taking a close look at these systems. This white paper looks at a few radiant heating options and identifies one that is leading the way in efficiency.

Type: White Paper

Sponsor: STEP Warmfloor


Below-Grade Insulation: Basements, Slabs and Crawl Spaces

Below-Grade Insulation: Basements, Slabs and Crawl Spaces

Insulation is a must when combating air, moisture and other potential hazards that can befall an unprotected foundation. This white paper takes a look at some methods for insulating the three most common types of foundations – basements, slabs and crawl spaces.

Type: White Paper

Sponsor: ProudGreenHome.com


Hot Water in the Great Outdoors: Water Heaters for RVs and Swimming Pools

Hot Water in the Great Outdoors: Water Heaters for RVs and Swimming Pools

For many, summertime brings anticipation of family adventures in RVs or around the backyard swimming pool. Both require hot water for comfort. Now is the time to examine your heating options to assure your family’s relaxation without spending a fortune in energy costs.

Type: White Paper

Sponsor: EcoSmart Green Energy Products


Ways to Save with Your Water Heater

Ways to Save with Your Water Heater

Tired of so many energy dollars going down the drain? Water consumption and related heating costs can hurt your budget in ways many users never fully grasp. We look at this connection and zero in on the most meaningful ways to save.

Type: White Paper

Sponsor: ProudGreenHome.com


Tankless Water Heaters: Electric and Gas Options Provide Efficiency and Endless Hot Water

Tankless Water Heaters: Electric and Gas Options Provide Efficiency and Endless Hot Water

Tankless heaters come in electric and gas, and range in size from small point-of-use models to full-house capability.

Type: White Paper

Sponsor: EcoSmart Green Energy Products


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