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One of nation's largest builders to construct homes designed to accommodate latest smart home technology
Research expects market value to surpass $36 billion by 2024
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,...
Green approach contributes efficiency, value, sustainability risk
6 ways to trim home energy expenses, boost eco-friendliness this season
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...
Good design, ensuring buyers understand financial and lifestyle benefits are key
Five houses of varying sizes going up in Netherlands
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...
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...
World Environment Day spotlights pending dangers, encourages everyone to minimize usage
Conservation, technology can make significant impact
Structure meant to serve as example of sustainable building on small scale
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.
New 3 IN 1 tile combines protection, insulation, solar into a single product to boost energy efficiency
California approves measure mandating solar be part of most 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...
With local builders overwhelmed, alternative method can erect residences in just eight hours
71% of agents, brokers find promoting energy efficiency in listings somewhat or very valuable
University's prototype expands on noise-canceling technology for residential, commercial use