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3 Ways Building A Tiny House Is Easy and Environmentally Responsible

Human beings have a natural liking for things in miniature.

ICFs Meet Demand for Resilient Homes

High tech concrete forms have proven technologies to make building easier and faster.

Great Green Home | ICF Home by Charis Homes

Charis Homes built the first U.S. Department of Energy Zero Energy Ready certified home in the state of Ohio. The high-performance home, completed in 2015 in Richfield, Ohio, also earned Charis Homes its first Housing Innovation Award from DOE.

ICFs Score Well in Life Cycle Analysis

Which do you think costs more: constructing a building or operating it? For both residential and commercial construction, the answer is operating the building. Research shows the larger environmental impacts in a life cycle assessment (LCA) are from the production...

Decorative Doorglass Improves Your Home's Energy Efficiency, Curb Appeal

Whether you’re a homeowner looking to transform your curb appeal or one who’s looking to find new ways to help increase your energy efficiency, Decorative Doorglass is a beautiful option that satisfies both desires without sacrificing either.

Mold & Dust Mites: How Your Basement Impacts Home Air Quality

Posted by Sarah Lozanova Did you know that many of the indoor air quality issues in a home originate in the crawl space or basement? Unfortunately, basement air is frequently the most compromised air in the house, and contaminants commonly...

Beautify Your Home With 2017 Kitchen & Bathroom Trends

Turn your home into an Instagram-worthy living space without breaking the bank.

Affordable Net-Zero Homes Enter North America's Northern Metropolis

Landmark Homes now comfortably uses affordable and net zero home in the same sentence.

Resource Emerges for Tiny House DIY-ers (Video)

So appealing is the tiny house, that many adventurous DIY-ers have set out to build their own tiny home.

Balance, Systems, and Field Knowledge

"Eco-friendly" simply means a home's design minimizes environmental impacts. Designs differ, such as whether materials are chosen based on how they're sourced or produced, and how they impact the home's carbon footprint. For our new home my wife and I looked for a balance between sustainability and a comfortable living space.

Tips to Make your Move Easier

No one likes moving—it’s a disruptive process that takes a huge investment of time and energy. While it’s never going to be fun, there are ways you can make your move easier for you and your family.

Leaky Outdoor Faucets Are History (Video)

The House Hydrants are touted as the reinvention of the outdoor tap.

ICFs Behind the Walls of Dream Waterfront House

In Sydney, Australia, insulated concrete forms helped successful entrepreneur Drew Muirhead build a home that reflected the Balinese resorts he loved.

Affordable Housing Winner Built With SIPs (Video)

With dramatic 12 foot ceilings, this energy-efficient home exemplifies an energy-efficient modern design made possible with SIPs.

Busting Four Myths About Net-Zero Homes

There are still some myths out there that are keeping people from pursuing a net zero home.

Zero Energy Ready Certified Homes Passes 1000 (Video)

The DOE promotes ZERH homes as "the home of the future," a home that lives, works, and lasts better.

Unusual Low Voltage Wall Light Debuts (Video)

New low voltage lighting technology makes it easier to produce striking visual effects, aided by 3D printing technology.

Easy Installation of Efficient Radiant Heat in Existing Homes without Remodeling

Oftentimes, radiant heating systems are installed with new construction or when replacing carpeting and other flooring material, or during a remodeling project. The thin, 1.2 mm, STEP Warmfloor heating membrane that utilizes low voltage energy, can be cut and easily...

Great Green Home | Revive Sustainable Multifamily Living by Philgreen Construction

The modern, three-story highly insulated townhomes at the REVIVE community in Fort Collins, Colorado have geothermal heating and cooling and a shed roof pitched at just the right angle to maximize solar electric production from the roof-mounted photovoltaic panels. The townhomes received a 2016 DOE Housing Innovation Award.

Prefab Passive House Assembled On Site in 1 Week

Regardless of the weather outside, this 21st Century approach to home building reduces energy consumption by 80 to 90 percent.

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