With DOE Challenge Home, net-zero ready homes are spreading

With DOE Challenge Home, net-zero ready homes are spreading

About half the U.S. single family housing marketing is close to meeting the DOE Challenge Home criteria. In 2013, nearly 220,000 homes were rated with an average HERS Index Score of 64.

There's still time to upgrade home heating and cash in on the Energy Star tax credit

There's still time to upgrade home heating and cash in on the Energy Star tax credit

If you're thinking about upgrading your home heating appliance, there's still time to take advantage of the Energy Star tax credit. Just in time for winter upgrades, several home heating products qualify for the credit, such as air source heat...

Preview: expect some changes in the Passive House certification

Preview: expect some changes in the Passive House certification

The Passive House standard breaks new ground in green building.

Dates set for Solar Decathlon 2013

The Solar Decathlon 2013 will take place October 3-13, 2013 at the Orange County Great Park in Southern California. The U.S. Department of Energy announced the dates yesterday.

DOE announces new Energy Star efficiency standards

DOE announces new Energy Star efficiency standards

New standards will make refrigerators and freezers more efficient by 2014.

New energy-efficiency standards for air conditioners and furnaces

Central air conditioners in the South and furnaces in the North will now become more efficient as the result of first-ever regional Energy Star standards. The Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) had jointly proposed the standards to the U.S. Department...

DOE's goal to make R-5 energy-saving windows more affordable

New energy-saving windows will help homeowners go green and save money on the utility bills. After all, windows account for 30 percent of building heating and cooling energy loss in the United States, according to the Department of Energy.  It stands to reason then that upgrading windows would offer a good return on the investment.

High Performance Builder Spotlight: Clifton View Homes

This High Performance Builders Spotlight shows what it takes for Clifton View Homes to effectively remodel this home into an energy efficient home that exceed the EnergySmart Home Scale Rating (E-Scale).

High Performance Builder Spotlight: Clifton View Homes

This High Performance Builders Spotlight shows what it takes for Clifton View Homes to build energy efficient homes that exceed the EnergySmart Home Scale Rating (E-Scale).

High Performance Builder Spotlight: LifeStyle Homes

This High Performance Builders Spotlight shows what it takes for LifeStyle Homes to build energy efficient homes that exceed the EnergySmart Home Scale Rating (E-Scale).

High Performance Builder Spotlight: Scott Homes Inc.

This High Performance Builders Spotlight shows what it takes for Scott Homes Inc. to build energy efficient homes that exceed the EnergySmart Home Scale Rating (E-Scale).

High Performance Builder Spotlight: Baldwin Homes Inc.

This High Performance Builders Spotlight shows what it takes for Baldwin Homes Inc. to build energy efficient homes that exceed the EnergySmart Home Scale Rating (E-Scale).

High Performance Builder Spotlight: Treasure Homes Inc

This High Performance Builders Spotlight shows what it takes for Treasure Homes Inc. to build energy efficient homes that exceed the EnergySmart Home Scale Rating (E-Scale).

High Performance Builder Spotlight: GreenCraft

This High Performance Builders Spotlight shows what it takes for GreenCraft to build energy efficient homes that exceed the EnergySmart Home Scale Rating (E-Scale).

High Performance Builder Spotlight: Cobblestone Homes

his High Performance Builders Spotlight shows what it takes for Cobblestone Homes to build energy efficient homes that exceed the EnergySmart Home Scale Rating (E-Scale).

High Performance Builder Spotlight: Pulte Phoenix Cabrillo Point

This High Performance Builders Spotlight shows what it takes for Pulte Phoenix to build energy efficient homes that exceed the EnergySmart Home Scale Rating (E-Scale).

High Performance Builder Spotlight: Ferrier Custom Homes

This High Performance Builders Spotlight shows what it takes for Ferrier Custom Homes to build energy efficient homes that exceed the EnergySmart Home Scale Rating (E-Scale).

High Performance Builder Spotlight: Clarum Homes

This High Performance Builders Spotlight shows what it takes for Clarum Homes to build energy efficient homes that exceed the EnergySmart Home Scale Rating (E-Scale).

High Performance Builder Spotlight: Lakeland Habitat for Humanity

This High Performance Builders Spotlight shows what it takes for Lakeland Habitat for Humanity to build energy efficient homes that exceed the EnergySmart Home Scale Rating (E-Scale).

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