Affordable housing project built for net-zero energy

Affordable housing project built for net-zero energy

The Affordable Housing Alliance knew that utility costs were a large part of what made older manufactured homes expensive for residents.

Show Home Designed for Multigenerational Living

Show Home Designed for Multigenerational Living

The home’s finishes, features and functionality address a need for a bold new blend of form and function to inspire families.

High Tech Home Innovations from CES 2017

High Tech Home Innovations from CES 2017

Get a glimpse into the future of home tech with some of the newest gadgets announced at the 2017 CES in Las Vegas.

KB Home ProjeKt Looks at the Future of Green Building

KB Home ProjeKt Looks at the Future of Green Building

The home is an example of how innovative technologies can help residential units meet rigorous green building standards.

Dryers Meet New Sustainability Standards

Dryers Meet New Sustainability Standards

Select Whirlpool Corporation clothes dryers are being certified by the Association for Home Appliance Manufacturers.

Water-saving technologies battle drought conditions

Water-saving technologies battle drought conditions

Low-flow toilets and other technology innovations can help save water in every home, and each step can make a difference.

Mass market builder Pulte developing zero net energy home prototype

Mass market builder Pulte developing zero net energy home prototype

Pulte says it is the largest builder to participate in a pilot aimed at building new homes to achieve maximum energy efficiency and utility grid load reduction.

 Countdown: Top 10 Photo Galleries of 2015

Countdown: Top 10 Photo Galleries of 2015

If a picture is worth a thousand words, then there's the equivalent of an encyclopedia represented among the Top 10 Photo Galleries of 2015.

Net zero energy demonstration house moving to net zero water operation

Net zero energy demonstration house moving to net zero water operation

While net zero energy for homes has been growing in popularity, net zero water use is the next frontier for high performance homes.

Whirlpool named to corporate sustainability index

Whirlpool named to corporate sustainability index

Whirlpool Corporation has been recognized for its commitment to sustainability and natural resource efficiency with inclusion on the 2015 Dow Jones Sustainability North America Index.

 Amazing black stainless steel finishes revolutionize kitchen design

Amazing black stainless steel finishes revolutionize kitchen design

In kitchen appliances, black is the new black with the first-ever black stainless steel finishes from KitchenAid.

Green home building focus turning to water conservation

Green home building focus turning to water conservation

As kitchen and bath trends develop, plumbing fixtures and equipment evolve to deliver style while saving water.

 Production builder uses green demonstration homes for R&D

Production builder uses green demonstration homes for R&D

KB Homes, one of the largest homebuilders in the United States, uses its high performance demonstration homes to refine the building practices and technologies that find their way into production homes.

Whirlpool, Kohler focus on water use at the ReNEWW House

Whirlpool, Kohler focus on water use at the ReNEWW House

The next phase for the ReNEWW House is to add net-zero water use in addition to net-zero energy use.

Responsive Home project targets millennial homebuyers

Responsive Home project targets millennial homebuyers

The Responsive Home will be built for today's younger buyers, influenced by a survey of millennials where 83 percent stated that they are seeking more space and 71 percent want to personalize their home, in a familiar yet reimagined American dream.

Home products honored for innovations in high performance building

Home products honored for innovations in high performance building

At the 2015 PCBC, the largest homebuilding trade show representing the west coast region 18 products were named to the Parade of Products Awards.

Oak Ridge Lab working on energy saving refrigerator

Oak Ridge Lab working on energy saving refrigerator

Researchers at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory are designing a refrigerator that could cut energy use by up to 40 percent compared with current models.

First Energy Star dryers hit the market

First Energy Star dryers hit the market

For the first time, Energy Star certified clothes dryers are now available nationwide through major retailers.

Survey: what do consumers really want in home appliances?

Survey: what do consumers really want in home appliances?

With the explosion of smart appliances, a recent survey found that consumers are looking for technology that's purposeful – not impractical.

Front control range fits in freestanding or slide-in applications

Front control range fits in freestanding or slide-in applications

For homeowners and building professionals looking for a new freestanding range to fit an existing cabinet installation, there's a new option for a front control range.

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