A Look Back: Best of 2017 Green Building Trends

A Look Back: Best of 2017 Green Building Trends

Here's a look back at some of the top trends of the past year, based on our conversations with builders, architects, manufacturers and other professionals in the industry.

Geothermal Heating and Cooling Movement Gaining Ground

Geothermal Heating and Cooling Movement Gaining Ground

Geothermal heating and cooling has been well understood since the 1950s, but it wasn't until the 1970s that the technology was available to make it efficient and affordable.

New Variable Speed Geothermal Heat Pump Can Do It All

New Variable Speed Geothermal Heat Pump Can Do It All

Similar to cruise control in a car, the variable-speed water-to-water accelerates and decelerates continuously.

High Performance Home Builders Turning to the Latest Geothermal Technology

High Performance Home Builders Turning to the Latest Geothermal Technology

EEBA Summit Features the Latest in Building Science for Better Homes.

Proud Green Home of Louisville Dazzles Local Media

Proud Green Home of Louisville Dazzles Local Media

In two months of spring and summer the home produced as much energy as it used.

Minnesota Net Zero Home Relies on Geothermal for Comfortable Living (Video)

Minnesota Net Zero Home Relies on Geothermal for Comfortable Living (Video)

Because the goals for the house focused on reducing electrical usage, the Hansons call the project "Ohm Sweet Ohm."

Green Home Taps the Earth for Geothermal Heating and Cooling

Green Home Taps the Earth for Geothermal Heating and Cooling

One of the key energy-efficiency strategies for the Proud Green Home of Louisville is the use of geothermal heating and cooling.

Water Conservation: Proud Green Home of Louisville

Water Conservation: Proud Green Home of Louisville

Water is just as precious a resource as energy in the Proud Green Home of Louisville.

Sustainable Design: Proud Green Home of Louisville

Sustainable Design: Proud Green Home of Louisville

The Proud Green Home of Louisville is a sustainable, high performance home that will earn certification from multiple green building organizations.

New Urbanism Development Creates a Sustainable Community

New Urbanism Development Creates a Sustainable Community

The overall mission of Norton Commons is to provide its residents with More Life Per Square Foot.

Air Quality: Proud Green Home of Louisville

Air Quality: Proud Green Home of Louisville

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

Architect Infuses Home with Green Building Passion

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.

Green Builder Realizes Sustainable Vision in Proud Green Home of Louisville

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."

Geothermal Heat Pump Market Expected to Thrive as Energy Costs Rise

On the basis of the major end user application of geothermal heat pumps, the market can be segmented in three broad categories.

Enertech Achieves ISO 9001:2008 Certification

Enertech Achieves ISO 9001:2008 Certification

These standards give specifications for products, services and systems, to ensure quality, safety and efficiency.

Geothermal Heat Pump Market Faces Challenges to Growth

High installation costs and a lack of technological advancement is limiting the growth of the market for residential geothermal heat pumps. According to a new study from Persistence Market Research, high installation cost of geothermal heat pumps systems along with...

Duct Sealing Boosts Energy Efficiency and Comfort for Su Verde

Duct Sealing Boosts Energy Efficiency and Comfort for Su Verde

Duct leakage in residential homes costs consumers $25 billion each year.

New Compact Horizontal Packaged Geothermal System Fits Small Footprint Locations

New Compact Horizontal Packaged Geothermal System Fits Small Footprint Locations

A new compact horizontal geothermal/water source heat pump is designed for a small footprint in retrofit and new applications.

Proud Green Home of Louisville lays foundation for high performance living

Proud Green Home of Louisville lays foundation for high performance living

Insulating the foundation is one of the first steps to creating a quiet, comfortable, efficient home.

Enertech celebrates 20 years in the geothermal industry

Enertech celebrates 20 years in the geothermal industry

June 2016 marks 20 years in the geothermal industry for Enertech Global. Steve and Karen Smith founded the original company, Enertech Inc., in 1996 as a geothermal heat pump distributor.

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