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'Home of the future is here'

'Home of the future is here'

One of nation's largest builders to construct homes designed to accommodate latest smart home technology

Push to combat high energy bills helping boost residential insulation market

Push to combat high energy bills helping boost residential insulation market

Research expects market value to surpass $36 billion by 2024

Infographic: Budgeting for home window replacement

Infographic: Budgeting for home window replacement

Windows play pivotal roles in the look and, perhaps more importantly, the efficiency of a home. When it comes to replacing those windows, the task isn’t always simple – or inexpensive. You want windows that not only provide great views,...

3 advantages to building with LEED materials

3 advantages to building with LEED materials

Green approach contributes efficiency, value, sustainability risk

Summer sustainability

Summer sustainability

6 ways to trim home energy expenses, boost eco-friendliness this season

Tiny house concept offers lessons for new student housing

Tiny house concept offers lessons for new student housing

As times change and building practices advance, student housing has graduated as well from traditional dorm standards of simply cramming beds, desks and people into tiny spaces. A new complex converted from a former office building in the Netherlands uses...

Wis. builders works to boost visibility of zero-energy homes

Wis. builders works to boost visibility of zero-energy homes

Good design, ensuring buyers understand financial and lifestyle benefits are key

3D-printed efficient homes could be 'milestone' in face of labor shortage

3D-printed efficient homes could be 'milestone' in face of labor shortage

Five houses of varying sizes going up in Netherlands

Michigan students getting lesson in sustainable home building

Michigan students getting lesson in sustainable home building

A group of University of Michigan students – and some prospective green builders – are erecting a sustainable home on the campus. The students are crafting the structure from straw bales and layers of adobe as part of a green...

New solar plant to power 10,000 Kansas homes

Some 10,000 homes in Kansas soon will benefit from solar power. The city of Pratt has teamed with Inovateus Solar and Kenyon Energy to build a solar farm. Once in operation – the farm is expected to be operational in...

Plastic consuming our global home

Plastic consuming our global home

World Environment Day spotlights pending dangers, encourages everyone to minimize usage

How to save money, protect environment during drought

How to save money, protect environment during drought

Conservation, technology can make significant impact

LEEDing Tiny house joins green buzz

LEEDing Tiny house joins green buzz

Structure meant to serve as example of sustainable building on small scale

Infographic: Energy-saving lightbulb checklist

Infographic: Energy-saving lightbulb checklist

One of the easiest – and quickest – ways to score significant energy savings these days in homes is through lighting upgrades. An average household dedicates about 5 percent of its energy budget to lighting, according to the U.S. Department of Energy.

Insulated tiles transform roofs into energy savers

Insulated tiles transform roofs into energy savers

New 3 IN 1 tile combines protection, insulation, solar into a single product to boost energy efficiency

Solar sanction

Solar sanction

California approves measure mandating solar be part of most new homes

California set to mandate solar panels on many new homes

California set to mandate solar panels on many new homes

Solar panels on many new homes soon could become as common as doors and windows. California’s Energy Commission is due to vote this week on new energy standards that would require virtually all new homes to be constructed with solar...

Prefab approach bridges gap in sustainable Calif. home market

Prefab approach bridges gap in sustainable Calif. home market

With local builders overwhelmed, alternative method can erect residences in just eight hours

Survey: Sustainability important to home buyers, agents alike

Survey: Sustainability important to home buyers, agents alike

71% of agents, brokers find promoting energy efficiency in listings somewhat or very valuable

Listen up: Device designed to hush exterior noise

Listen up: Device designed to hush exterior noise

University's prototype expands on noise-canceling technology for residential, commercial use

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