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Great Green Home | Sonny Boy Lane by Insulsteel Building Enclosures

When a rare tornado touched down on Johns Island on the coast of South Carolina, all of the homes in its path sustained considerable damage except for one–a two-story, 3,756-ft² custom home built by Insulsteel of South Carolina, LLC, to the criteria of the U.S. Department of Energy’s Zero Energy Ready Home program.

High Performance Engineered Wood Homes Win Innovation Award (Video)

It's the fifth award in the past year for Timber Block's panelized building system.

A Balanced Approach to Eco-Friendly Construction

I’ve often talked about planning ahead as we’ve been building our eco-friendly home in Connecticut. Planning isn’t all looking at the future, though.

How to Pick the Right Ladder

When you are working at height, your ladder is your foundation. Selecting the right ladder for the job will ensure the safety of your crew on the jobsite. Height is your first consideration when selecting a ladder, but you must also pay attention to the kind of material it’s made of and its duty rating.

Home Solar Storage Batteries Now in California (video)

California residents can now purchase and have installed the Sonnen battery system to help manage renewable energy and peak time energy use.

4 Plumbing Tips That Will Help You Conserve More Water at Home

Many people are able to save hundreds of gallons of water every year with a few plumbing upgrades and lifestyle changes.

Green Gab Podcast | The Home Detective – Finding How to Get a Home to Perform Well

Gabbing with Kellye Markowski with Energy Smart Homes - a residential and commercial energy audit provider and project management.

Colorado Mountain Retreat Designed for Net Zero Living

The striking, sustainable weekend getaway located near Allenspark, Colorado was designed to reflect and amplify the setting at 9,000 feet above sea level.

Magnets Could Power Future Refrigerators

For the past 100 years, the way your fridge preserved your food has been rooted in technology dating back to the mid-1800s, but that is about to change.

New Ductless Mini Splits Handle Single and Multi-Zone Duties

These ultra-quiet, inverter-driven heat pump systems operate with indoor sound levels as low as 20 dBA in “silent mode,” which is quieter than a whisper at a library.

Cold Weather Construction with ICFs

In many climate zones, cold weather can delay construction with concrete. When the temperature drops, it's often best to delay a pour. But insulated concrete forms solve most if not all the problems of cold weather construction.

Great Green Home | United Veterans Beacon House by United Way of Long Island

United Way built this 1,890-square-foot home in Deer Park, Long Island, New York, to the performance criteria of the DOE Zero Energy Ready Home (ZERH) program. The United Way home’s average projected utility bills will be less than $60 a month thanks to a solar photovoltaic system and a high-performance building envelope.

Package HVAC Unit Designed for Supplemental Use

According to a recent Houzz survey, 40 percent of homeowners plan to renovate or build an addition in the next two years.

Study: Venues Across the Globe are Embracing LEED Green Building

Venues that incorporate LEED into their buildings enjoy increased cost-savings, decreased annual operating costs and a higher return on investment overall.

Induction Cooktops Feature Smartphone-Inspired Controls

Induction cooktops have seized an additional 10 percent of electric cooktop market share since 2008.

Arizona Builder Launches 2 LEED Certified Developments

Maracay officials say this makes the company the only large-scale homebuilder in metro Phoenix building homes to achieve LEED certification.

Opening Glass Wall Systems Designed to Stand Up to High Winds

At the 2017 International Builders' Show, two companies announced opening glass wall products designed for hurricane- and high-wind-prone regions.

2017 Shingle Color of the Year Reflects Home Color Trends

While a home’s roof typically represents 40% of the home’s exterior, homeowners often miss an opportunity to integrate the roof as part of a color-coordinated exterior.

Solar Water Heater Basics

For areas of the country such as California that are committed to reducing carbon emissions, solar water heaters are a great way to reduce environmental impact.

Tackle Home Sealing Projects with New Spray Foam

The solution expands to take the shape of gaps and cracks forming a long-lasting, airtight and water-resistant bond to most building materials.

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