DOE Announces Winners of Housing Innovation Awards

DOE Announces Winners of Housing Innovation Awards

This year's winners include 26 homes across 5 housing categories from 24 builders.

Nest Smart Thermostat Prepared for the Solar Eclipse

Nest Smart Thermostat Prepared for the Solar Eclipse

The upcoming eclipse represents an opportunity for a special energy rush hour.

Here's How the Tesla Solar Roof Works

Here's How the Tesla Solar Roof Works

Two main factors have prevented solar roofs from becoming as mainstream as they ought to be.

Real Estate Groups Expanding Green Features in MLS

Real Estate Groups Expanding Green Features in MLS

One of the keys to increasing consumer awareness of green or high performance homes is adding that information to Multiple Listing Service descriptions for homes in local markets.

Transit-Friendly Affordable Housing Earns LEED Platinum

Transit-Friendly Affordable Housing Earns LEED Platinum

The project transformed a simple parking lot into a five-story, transit-oriented development (TOD) within walking distance of the Metro Hollywood/Highland Red Line station.

Behr Paint Reveals 2018 Color of the Year: 'In The Moment'

Behr Paint Reveals 2018 Color of the Year: 'In The Moment'

People desire a personal and meaningful connection to their homes and surroundings.

Ultra Low Energy Retrofits Meet Aggressive Targets

Ultra Low Energy Retrofits Meet Aggressive Targets

Over the past decade, a small number of ULE building retrofit projects have been documented in more than 20 states.

New Program Guides Cradle to Cradle Product Certification

New Program Guides Cradle to Cradle Product Certification

The Foundations program is a perfect next-step for learning how to implement Cradle to Cradle Certified within a company.

Infographic | Steps to Build Your Own Log Cabin

Infographic | Steps to Build Your Own Log Cabin

The challenge of building your very own log cabin is exciting, but most importantly, it is very achievable.

Mini Splits Add HVAC to Historic Homes

Mini Splits Add HVAC to Historic Homes

Historic homes were often built before central heating and air conditioning was widely available, and many older homes have no ductwork at all.

You Could Be Wasting Money Cooling an Empty Home

You Could Be Wasting Money Cooling an Empty Home

The best way for consumers to control their electric bills, and help the environment, is to reduce consumption.

Coffered Ceiling: An Acoustic Solution For Any Space

Coffered Ceiling: An Acoustic Solution For Any Space

Coffered ceilings are a far more attractive solution to other acoustic sound blockers.

EEBA summit to help builders, manufacturers connect

EEBA summit to help builders, manufacturers connect

Organizers: Eliminating annual expo in favor of one-on-one meetings enables participants to learn from each other about high-performance development.

Wellness and Asthma Prevention in the Home

Wellness and Asthma Prevention in the Home

In a staggering statistic, nearly 26 million Americans suffer from asthma, including more than 7 million children.

Nationwide Tap Water Report Details Pollutants in Virtually All U.S. Public Water Systems

Nationwide Tap Water Report Details Pollutants in Virtually All U.S. Public Water Systems

The disturbing truth is that, all too often, a glass of tap water also comes with a dose of industrial and agricultural contaminants.

Arizona Production Builder Adopts Envelope Air Sealing Technology

Arizona Production Builder Adopts Envelope Air Sealing Technology

Aerobarrier technology recently completed final field trials where it was used to seal the envelopes of hundreds of homes.

Create and Conserve: The Next Step in Homes that Are Smart About Energy

Create and Conserve: The Next Step in Homes that Are Smart About Energy

Eco-friendly building concepts and technologies that ten years ago were novel, untested and prohibitively expensive, have been refined and made more affordable.

Florida Builder Uses New Concrete Stud Wall System

Florida Builder Uses New Concrete Stud Wall System

A panelized exterior wall system contributes to a high performing thermal envelope and can help meet net-zero energy goals.

British Columbia Affordable Housing Renewal Project Develops Better Homes that Cost Less

British Columbia Affordable Housing Renewal Project Develops Better Homes that Cost Less

However, if you live in an older building, or one in need of upgrades, you might be keenly aware that your home lacks these benefits.

More than 1.8 Billion Pounds of Waste Recycled into Insulation

More than 1.8 Billion Pounds of Waste Recycled into Insulation

U.S. manufacturers used more than 1.8 billion pounds of recycled glass in the production of residential, commercial, and industrial thermal and acoustical insulation.

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