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US made-window certified for Passive House use

US made-window certified for Passive House use

High-performance windows are an integral part of Passive House certification.

Smart window air conditioner gives you control of your energy use (video)

Smart window air conditioner gives you control of your energy use (video)

Most home automation systems control central heating and air, but a new Wi-Fi-connected window air conditioner gives you control from a smartphone. GE and Quirky teamed up to create the Aros, an app-enabled window unit that provides 8,000 BTUs of...

Q&A: Green building success depends on building professionals

Q&A: Green building success depends on building professionals

Customers have to learn to love and invest in their green homes.

Proper framing leads to energy efficiencies for a green home

Proper framing leads to energy efficiencies for a green home

Contractors know that "Energy Savings Start with the Framing" and a home's energy efficiency is significantly dependent upon proper framing. Over the past several decades Norbord, a leader in OSB sub-floor, wall and roof sheathing has communicated with contractors across...

Decentralized wastewater treatment helps small communities deliver clean water

Decentralized wastewater treatment helps small communities deliver clean water

Conventional sewer operations managed by small communities provide centralized treatment of wastewater to which residents are accustomed. But the expense of operating these systems as they expand with miles and miles of sewer lines is staggering. Expanding sewer line infrastructure,...

Real estate economics slow Minneapolis green home project

A plan to build 100 green homes in a rundown area of Minneapolis has slowed as city officials confront the realities of a depressed real estate market. A story in the Minneapolis Star Tribune outlines the difficulties facing the city,...

Green systems built homes make energy efficiency easier for home buyers

In addition to the sustainability advantages of a factory built home, Clayton Homes has added green features to its line of manufactured homes. As the nation's largest home builder, Clayton Homes integrates current energy saving features into the manufactured homes...

RESNET Cross Border Challenge promotes home energy efficiency

RESNET Cross Border Challenge promotes home energy efficiency

Canadian and American homebuilders squared off to see who could build the most energy efficient home in the 2014 RESNET Cross Border Home Builder Challenge. To help promote the utilization of the HERS (Home Energy Rating System) Index, RESNET and...

Latest green tech ready for every room in your home (infographic)

Latest green tech ready for every room in your home (infographic)

Forget the flying cars, take off in the home of tomorrow today!

Report: deep green remodeling best bet for home energy savings

Report: deep green remodeling best bet for home energy savings

While new high performance homes grab headlines, remodeling the more than 78 million existing homes in the U.S. represents the best target for energy savings, but there’s a shortage of programs to encourage investment in deep green retrofits. According to...

Tips to tighten up your plumbing during Fix a Leak Week

Tips to tighten up your plumbing during Fix a Leak Week

Minor water leaks account for more than 1 trillion gallons of water wasted each year in the U.S., which is equal to the annual water use of more than 11 million homes, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)....

New system makes radiant floor heating easier than ever (video)

A new residential radiant heat system offers a full system approach compared to the traditional component-by-component method. To make radiant heating easier for homeowners and building professionals, Warmboard Inc. launched the Total Warmth System, a newly designed system includes Warmsource,...

Sustainable metal roofing lends architectural style to green homes

Sustainable metal roofing lends architectural style to green homes

When you look at a home, what's one of the most prominent features that's also one of the most overlooked? The roof. Because of its prominence, the roof sets the tone for the rest of the style of the home. Cedar shakes complete a New England salt box.

New film chronicles the Passive House Revolution for green building (video)

New film chronicles the Passive House Revolution for green building (video)

The Passive House movement is spreading world wide to reduce residential energy use.

HRV/ERV systems designed to deliver whole-house ventilation (video)

HRV/ERV systems designed to deliver whole-house ventilation (video)

As indoor air quality becomes a larger issue for homeowners, especially in high performance homes with a tight building envelope, HVAC manufacturers are responding with ventilation systems to improve the quality of air. Broan, a ventilation solution provider for residential...

Solar installer offering a free home energy audit before making green home improvements

Solar installer offering a free home energy audit before making green home improvements

A solar installer in New Orleans is making an energy audit mandatory before a homeowner installs solar panels or makes other home energy improvements. Sunlight Contractors LLC is making a comprehensive home energy audit mandatory before the installation of any...

Homeowners can shower better with water-saving showerhead

Homeowners can shower better with water-saving showerhead

Any homeowner would agree that saving water to help the environment and to lower their water bill is a great idea. However, many may not agree if these savings interfere with the enjoyment of their daily shower. Luckily, Moen Incorporated...

Choose the best window operating type for your home

Windows can be one of your home's most attractive features. Windows provide views, daylighting, ventilation, and heat from the sun in the winter.

Home energy efficiency ratings measure green building success

It’s been said that the Home Energy Rating System (HERS) Index rating has become for homes what the MPG rating has been for the auto industry in the past few decades. The HERS Index measures a home’s energy efficiency –...

Q&A: deep green home remodel earns EarthCraft Platinum

Q&A: deep green home remodel earns EarthCraft Platinum

Green home remodel combines style and efficiency in competitive market.

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