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ABC Green Home 3.0 Prepares for California's Net Zero Energy Regulations

This futuristic home will serve as a learning tool as California prepares to meet the 2020 mandates that require all new homes to be Net Zero Energy.

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Architect Infuses Home with Green Building Passion

Good design pays for itself, and the proof can be seen in the Proud Green Home of Louisville.

Three Places a Tankless Water Heater Makes Sense

Here are some applications where a point-of-use tankless water heater is a perfect solution.

Flex House Highlights the Concept of Affordable Right-sized Living

Manifesting the concept of right-sized living, the Flex House is designed to help homeowners use exactly the amount of resources they need.

Energy Management: Proud Green Home of Louisville

One of the top goals of the Proud Green Home of Louisville was to create a highly energy efficient yet very livable home.

Green Builder Realizes Sustainable Vision in Proud Green Home of Louisville

This home reflects what what the builder has learned so far about creating living spaces focused on good health, well-being, energy-efficiency, water-efficiency, durability and social and environmental restoration."

12 Steps to Save Energy and Money in Your Home (Infographic)

Going green can do good for more than just the planet, it’s also good for our wallets.

TRI Pointe Launches HomeSmart Connected Home Line

WiFi connectivity means that homes are pre-wired for a central wireless access point.

Ultra Thin Sliding Door Frame Lets the Sun Shine In (Video)

Cero provides a minimalistic design with its ultra-thin profiles and large floor-to-ceiling panels.

3 Tips for Environmentally Friendly Bathroom Remodeling

More than any other room in the house, bathrooms are resource hogs.

Green Gab Podcast | Green Isn’t Uncommon Cents!

Do you wonder how common sense doesn’t seem so common anymore? So to the internet I went for a little more digging and I found an article about eight steps to develop your commonsense further.

Great Green Home | Taylor Street by Greenhill Contracting

Aebi’s five homes in the Green Acres development in the Village of New Paltz, New York, achieved Home Energy Rating System (HERS) scores of about 25 before adding solar photovoltaic panels, and net zero energy scores of -1 to -7 after adding PV.

Privacy Glass Without Sacrificing Light

Thanks to innovative technology and an appreciation of aesthetic design, win-win situations are far more common than binary decisions for homeowners.

Tackling Continuous Insulation Mandates with ICFs

One of the toughest challenges in home energy efficiency is eliminating thermal bridging.

Home Automation Platform Conserves Energy and Simplifies Sustainability

Homeowners can use home automation systems to automatically and continuously conserve energy.

Follow Proper Nailing Patterns on Roofing to Prevent Callbacks

When the sun is at a particular angle, you can see the outline of the OSB panels on my roof. This causes a ‘windowpane’ effect. Why is this happening and what can I do to prevent it?

Homeowner Uses 24 Volt Radiant Heat System for Comfort and Savings

After studying electrical heat options and other radiant heat systems requiring maintenance, one homeowner decided to go with STEP Warmfloor.

Meeting Ventilation Demands for High-Performance Homes

High-performance, super-energy efficient homes are becoming more and more popular throughout North America. As demand from your customers grows, is your team equipped to meet the challenge?


Trends in Doorglass

What’s in vogue for home design today may not be there tomorrow, but solid trends in design can and do last for decades.

Learning, Eco-Friendly Plumbing and Thinking on Your Feet

For more than 30 years I've enjoyed keeping up with residential building trends and innovative materials and practices. Plumbing is obviously a major system, and you might be surprised at the variety of eco-friendly options available.

Great Green Home | TREE at EcoVillage by AquaZephyr

One reason people choose to live in the EcoVillage co-housing community is the community’s commitment to sustainability. That commitment to sustainability, especially sustainable energy-efficient construction, is one reason why builder Kendall Carpenter of AquaZephyr, LLC, wanted to work on the co-communal housing project.

Make Every Day Earth Day: Take the LED Pledge

It’s a simple purchase you can make for $5 or less that’ll pay big dividends for the environment.

Multifamily Reuse Project Aiming for LEED Gold

While many of the best breakthrough designs start from the ground up, others adapt the old to make something completely new.

California Developer Strives to Go Beyond Tough Building Codes

With California codes forcing high performance and resource conservation into new homes, the developers must be creative in creating communities that attract buyers.

Green Home Made Healthier with Whole Home Water Filtration System

The Proud Green Home of Louisville uses whole-home water filtration to provide fresh water to every fixture and appliance.

Sponsor: Environmental Water Systems


The World's Tallest Home on the Market - and It's Solar Powered

With its Star Wars and Batman similarities, it is also one of the most futuristic homes in the world.

Great Green Home | Morton Road by Sunroc Builders

The family living in builder Scott Willemsen’s latest high-performance home are “more than pleased” with their monthly utility bills. The utilities in their new 1,407-ft² all-electric home in Lakeland, Florida, average less than $70/month.

Is ICF the Right Wall System for Your Project?

There are many paths to reach a high performance home, and I want to take a look at two wall systems that are gaining in popularity.

Green Gab Podcast | Sunsets and Changing Climate Zones

The sunsets in Oklahoma City are breath-taking and I’d forgotten how beautiful they are. The climate and the flat landscape are likely some of the reasons. Whatever the reasons, it is a lovely gift of being in a new place and it brings a smile to my heart each time.

Green Home Builder Adopts Electric Tankless Water Heaters

Clean, efficient electric tankless water heaters for the whole home are finding favor over other options.

Air Quality: Proud Green Home of Louisville

The Proud Green Home of Louisville was designed and constructed with healthy living in mind.

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A Guide to Choosing a Tankless Water Heater for a Home or Commercial Building

Tankless water heaters are an affordable, high performance alternative to other options such as traditional tank water heaters or boilers. This guide will help you understand the world of tankless water heaters and the advantages that they provide to homes and buildings.

Type: Guide

Sponsor: Noritz




Choose a Condensing Water Heater for Energy Efficiency

For homeowners and builders looking to install an energy efficient water heater, there is a wide range of choices on the market today. One of the top options is the condensing gas water heater, which offers a higher level of efficiency and comfort in both tank and tankless types.

Type: White Paper

Sponsor: Bradford White Water Heaters




High Performance Homes, No More Cost

This Best Practices document will provide many new real-world strategies and approaches to building a better high performance home without additional cost.

Type: Guide

Sponsor: EEBA




Decentralized Wastewater Treatment Leading the Way to a Sustainable Future

Today’s leading decentralized wastewater systems have closed that gap between the capabilities and performance of conventional wastewater treatment systems. Decentralized wastewater systems are pre-designed for collection, treatment, and dispersal/reuse of wastewater at or near the point of waste generation.

Type: White Paper

Sponsor: Bio-Microbics


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