Gary Wollenhaupt
Gary Wollenhaupt is an experienced writer and editor, with a background as a daily newspaper reporter as well as corporate and agency public relations and marketing. He is constantly looking for affordable green upgrades to make to his home in eastern Kentucky. wwwView Gary Wollenhaupt's profile on LinkedIn

Why are these green homes 96% better than other houses?

Why are these green homes 96% better than other houses?

Each home was tested by an independent third party energy rater to develop a HERS Index score.

What does your old toilet say about you?

What does your old toilet say about you?

Upgrading your toilet to a new 1.28-gallon model is one of the quickest ways to save water in your home.

Do Your Part to Tame the Water-Energy Nexus

Do Your Part to Tame the Water-Energy Nexus

Water is a critical part of our lifestyle. What we don’t really understand is the combination of water and energy usage.

Plastics Make a Tiny House More Energy Efficient

Plastics Make a Tiny House More Energy Efficient

During these unpredictable winter months, consumers can run some of their highest energy bills. A Tiny House – designed and built by Zack Giffin, co-host of Tiny House Nation – used innovative plastic materials and multi-purpose décor to offer a...

Zoned HVAC Delivers That Perfect Room Temperature

Zoned HVAC Delivers That Perfect Room Temperature

VRFs have been the system of choice in Europe, Japan, China and other parts of the world for quite some time.

Changing Form of the American Family Requires New Thinking

Changing Form of the American Family Requires New Thinking

A new home could offer flexibility and foresight into multi-generational living for little to no extra cost.

California's Net Zero Mandate Is Shaking Up the Home Building Industry

California's Net Zero Mandate Is Shaking Up the Home Building Industry

Under the California Energy Efficiency Strategic Plan, the state has ambitious goals for the development of zero net energy buildings.

New High Performance Building Products Debut at IBS

New High Performance Building Products Debut at IBS

More than 80,000 building professionals from across the country gathered in Orlando for the 2018 International Builders' Show and the Kitchen & Bath Industry Show.

New Urbanism Designer Joining EEBA Summit Panel

New Urbanism Designer Joining EEBA Summit Panel

One panel discussion will feature professionals from the greater Atlanta market, one of the hotbeds for sustainable development and home building.

HVAC Q&A: Mini Splits on the Move

HVAC Q&A: Mini Splits on the Move

Once the domain of add-on HVAC for remodeling or additions, ductless mini splits are now moving into the mainstream.

California Developer Strives to Go Beyond Tough Building Codes

California Developer Strives to Go Beyond Tough Building Codes

With California codes forcing high performance and resource conservation into new homes, the developers must be creative in creating communities that attract buyers.

Green Home Remodeling Still a Good Investment

Green Home Remodeling Still a Good Investment

Even without tax credits, there are still good investments to be made in remodeling a home to be more energy efficient.

A Look Back: Top 10 2016 Green Home Features

A Look Back: Top 10 2016 Green Home Features

From an innovative use of waste products from door manufacturing to new applications for radiant heating, green home inspiration was a major theme for 2016.

Designer Q&A: Going Green in NYC Luxury Apartments

Designer Q&A: Going Green in NYC Luxury Apartments

With residential building in New York City undergoing a bit of a boom, some developers are seeing the value of offering green and sustainably designed housing.

Sheathing System Cuts Home Building Time and Boosts Building Envelope Sealing

Sheathing System Cuts Home Building Time and Boosts Building Envelope Sealing

On a residential or commercial building site, time equals money, so building professionals are interested in shortening the process while maintaining quality.

Digital Experiences Help Builders Generate Reviews and Sell More Homes

Digital Experiences Help Builders Generate Reviews and Sell More Homes

Builders must go beyond a basic website to communicate with people who've grown up in the Internet age and rely on user reviews to make many buying decisions.

Prefab Homes and Small Homes Trends Combine in New Book

Prefab Homes and Small Homes Trends Combine in New Book

The latest book from author Sheri Koones explores the beauty, variety, design, and positive benefits of small-scale, prefab construction.

What's Next? Residential Construction Leaders Predict Green Building Trends

What's Next? Residential Construction Leaders Predict Green Building Trends

Some builders see high performance building as a differentiator in the market; others adopt a wait-and-see attitude.

Low Flow Toilets and Fixtures Cut Water Use Without Changing Habits

Low Flow Toilets and Fixtures Cut Water Use Without Changing Habits

Like high-efficiency lights, high-efficiency plumbing fixtures can help reduce water use, regardless of the bad habits of the people living in the home.

Innovative Green Home Has a New Take on Insulation Inspiration

Innovative Green Home Has a New Take on Insulation Inspiration

Innovation comes from those willing to do things just a little differently, and green home building is no exception.

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