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

For Lindal Cedar Homes, sustainable building begins with respect for the environment

For Lindal Cedar Homes, sustainable building begins with respect for the environment

Respect for the environment, energy efficiency and sustainability are part of Lindal Cedar Homes' DNA

 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.

Net zero questions answered

Net zero questions answered

There are lots of questions surrounding green home certification programs, but there's one answer that may be better than all the others.

California builders adapt to water conservation regulations

California builders adapt to water conservation regulations

Homebuilders in California are adapting to strict water conservation regulations to ensure homeowners and local water districts don't violate the rules.

Appraisers moving forward with green home valuation strategies

Appraisers moving forward with green home valuation strategies

Property appraisers in the United States are gearing up to better evaluate properties with high performance and green aspects with the first of three Valuation Advisories.

Recycling gives asphalt roofing a sustainable advantage

Recycling gives asphalt roofing a sustainable advantage

Asphalt shingle roofing is by far the most common residential roof in the U.S., and the industry is working to make it a more sustainable option, including recycling and integrating with renewable energy.

New home plans position ICF for affordable, efficient, storm resistant housing

New home plans position ICF for affordable, efficient, storm resistant housing

Four insulated concrete form houses in a low-income housing project in Louisville are among the first built with home plans for affordable housing that could be game changer for residential construction.

Green building Q&A: plastics industry delivers energy efficiency innovations

Green building Q&A: plastics industry delivers energy efficiency innovations

As building codes require greater levels of efficiency, the building products industry is responding with innovations that will help make homes greener.

Deep green remodeling project aims for Passive House certification

Deep green remodeling project aims for Passive House certification

An extensive remodeling job on a 1920s home in an Atlanta suburb could be Georgia's first Passive House project.

 Survey: LED lighting future still has room to glow

Survey: LED lighting future still has room to glow

The lighting landscape continues to shift toward LED lighting as prices fall and more options come to the marketplace.

Green building market trends for 2015

Green building market trends for 2015

From lower prices for solar power to an explosion of ductless mini split HVAC options, high performance home trends continue to develop.

 Great green reads: Top 10 high performance home building articles for 2014

Great green reads: Top 10 high performance home building articles for 2014

The analytics tell us that readers found these stories of green building achievement to be the most compelling for the year.

Solar tracker boosts home PV output by 40%

Solar tracker boosts home PV output by 40%

Homeowners Steve and Wendy Rogers wanted to get the most out of the solar panels system they were installing on their Escondido, California home. So they added a solar tracker system that will ensure their solar panels produce as much energy as possible.

Tips for home improvements that drive resale values

Tips for home improvements that drive resale values

Today homes are priced based on size or square footage, number of rooms, size of acreage, if any, and location. A house with upscale finishes and updates can command a better price or faster sale time. But which improvements pay off?

More affordable green home plans coming to market

More affordable green home plans coming to market

As environmentally friendly, “green” homes become a larger part of the homebuilding landscape, San Francisco-based Houseplans.com, is helping bring that trend to life.

Energy efficient HVAC strategies for relief from rising energy costs

Energy efficient HVAC strategies for relief from rising energy costs

Depending where you live, as much as half of the energy used in your home goes to heating and cooling, according to the U.S. EPA. Green heating and cooling options pay off in more comfort and better indoor air quality.

Proud Green Home at Serenbe making news for high performance

Proud Green Home at Serenbe making news for high performance

Found out what makes this net-zero home a favorite of green building fans.

For Earth Day 5 ways to make your home Green and Proud

For Earth Day 5 ways to make your home Green and Proud

Tackle some home improvement projects to make your home more eco friendly

Top 6 strategies for an energy-saving water heating system

Top 6 strategies for an energy-saving water heating system

Water heating is the 2nd largest energy user in the home. Find out how to save $$

Systems-built homes rising from idle house boat factories (video)

Systems-built homes rising from idle house boat factories (video)

Energy efficient systems built homes are rising from the collapse of the houseboat industry in southeastern Kentucky. The Houseboat to Energy Efficient Residences (HBEER) program taps the experience of houseboat building industry in Southeastern Kentucky in the Lake Cumberland area....

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