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
Respect for the environment, energy efficiency and sustainability are part of Lindal Cedar Homes' DNA
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.
There are lots of questions surrounding green home certification programs, but there's one answer that may be better than all the others.
Homebuilders in California are adapting to strict water conservation regulations to ensure homeowners and local water districts don't violate the rules.
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.
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.
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.
As building codes require greater levels of efficiency, the building products industry is responding with innovations that will help make homes greener.
An extensive remodeling job on a 1920s home in an Atlanta suburb could be Georgia's first Passive House project.
The lighting landscape continues to shift toward LED lighting as prices fall and more options come to the marketplace.
From lower prices for solar power to an explosion of ductless mini split HVAC options, high performance home trends continue to develop.
The analytics tell us that readers found these stories of green building achievement to be the most compelling for the year.
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.
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?
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.
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.
Found out what makes this net-zero home a favorite of green building fans.
Tackle some home improvement projects to make your home more eco friendly
Water heating is the 2nd largest energy user in the home. Find out how to save $$
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....