More than 60,000 devices drainwater heat recovery systems have been installed in North America.
New residential building codes in Ontario mandate a 15 percent increase in energy performance, including the use of a vertical drain water heat recovery system.
High performance design incorporates fresh air flow for comfort, indoor air quality, and efficiency.
To ensure the Proud Green Home of Louisville performs according to plan, it's being wrapped in insulation. The foundation incorporates foam forms, and most of the walls are insulated concrete forms as well. Builder Sy Safi of UberGreen Spaces &...
Insulating the foundation is one of the first steps to creating a quiet, comfortable, efficient home.
Everyone can take small steps to reduce water use, usually with only a few small changes to daily habits.
More than half of home builders expect to be doing 60 percent or more of their new homes green by 2020, an interest reflected in the Top 10 feature stories for 2015.
Growing acceptance of high performance homes continues to drive homebuilders to provide extra value in the their homes, and consumers are becoming more diligent about managing the environmental impact of their lifestyles.
For any high performance home, windows are a major factor in the energy efficiency equation.
The owners of the Proud Green Home of St. Louis wanted to make their home energy efficient, and a host of appliances and electronics from LG Electronics are helping them do just that.
Geothermal heating and cooling ranks as one of the most energy efficient options for all types of homes.
For the family moving into the Proud Green Home of St. Louis, indoor air quality was a high priority.
There's nothing like stepping on a warm floor when you get out of bed or the bath.
The homeowners wanted to reduce the risk of dust and mold in their new high performance home.
A home is a collection of systems, and making the water heating system work better can save energy costs and make life more comfortable.
The Proud Green Home of St. Louis incorporates a unique device that's designed to stop wasting energy and water.
The EcoDrain™ is a small, easy-to-install device with no moving parts. The key to saving you money is the heat-exchange channels. These flattened, sealed channels were developed to maximize the surface area of the heat transfer space and to create optimum flow turbulence in the outgoing waste water and incoming fresh water.
The next generation of building professionals toured a new high performance home to learn about technology and design.
Find out why a heat pump water heater will be part of the Proud Green Home of Cincinnati.
With record droughts in some parts of the country, water conservation now receives as much focus as energy savings.