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. www
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...
VRFs have been the system of choice in Europe, Japan, China and other parts of the world for quite some time.
A new home could offer flexibility and foresight into multi-generational living for little to no extra cost.
Under the California Energy Efficiency Strategic Plan, the state has ambitious goals for the development of zero net energy buildings.
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.
One panel discussion will feature professionals from the greater Atlanta market, one of the hotbeds for sustainable development and home building.
Once the domain of add-on HVAC for remodeling or additions, ductless mini splits are now moving into the mainstream.
With California codes forcing high performance and resource conservation into new homes, the developers must be creative in creating communities that attract buyers.
Even without tax credits, there are still good investments to be made in remodeling a home to be more energy efficient.
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.
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.
On a residential or commercial building site, time equals money, so building professionals are interested in shortening the process while maintaining quality.
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.
The latest book from author Sheri Koones explores the beauty, variety, design, and positive benefits of small-scale, prefab construction.
Some builders see high performance building as a differentiator in the market; others adopt a wait-and-see attitude.
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.
Innovation comes from those willing to do things just a little differently, and green home building is no exception.
The folks at Rodenhiser Plumbing, Heating and Air Conditioning recently asked for my thoughts on the latest green home trends.
Many people have this dream of building their own home, but construction is so complex these days it's almost unobtainable for the regular do-it-yourselfer.
Offering a home that exceeds the minimum standard, no matter how stringent that might be, is one way a builder a can differentiate itself in a competitive marketplace.