Seattle Study: Green Homes Save Twice As Much Energy As Anticipated

Seattle Study: Green Homes Save Twice As Much Energy As Anticipated

The study showed that certified homes saved homeowners more than $500 per year in electricity bills.

Florida County Proposes Metal Roof Mandate

Florida County Proposes Metal Roof Mandate

While more than 50 million people now live along the nation’s hurricane-prone coastlines, extreme climate occurrences aren’t just a coastal concern anymore.

Thrive Home Builders Named

Thrive Home Builders Named "Professional Builder's 2017 Builder Of The Year"

The recognition comes on the heels of the October award for Innovation in Housing from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE).

Four Tips for Eco-Friendly Carpeting Installation

Four Tips for Eco-Friendly Carpeting Installation

You can make environmentally friendly choices so your carpeting is safer for you and the planet.

Icynene And Lapolla Industries Complete Merger

Icynene And Lapolla Industries Complete Merger

Icynene U.S. Holding Corp. and Lapolla Industries Inc. announce the completion of their previously announced merger.

Infographic: Making the most of recycling

Recycling programs in multifamily buildings and commercial structures have grown in popularity over the years. Recycling isn't always easy.

First Los Angeles Zero Net Energy Multifamily Affordable Housing Development Uses Solar Power

First Los Angeles Zero Net Energy Multifamily Affordable Housing Development Uses Solar Power

The 49-unit building in south Los Angeles will provide homes and supportive services for formerly homeless veterans.

3 Questions Homeowners Should Ask Before Replacing Your Heating System

Households heating with natural gas are expected to spend an average of $635 this winter -- 22 percent more than last winter.

KB Home HERS Index-rated Homes Demonstrate Energy Efficiency

KB Home HERS Index-rated Homes Demonstrate Energy Efficiency

RESNET’s development of the HERS rating system has helped consumers gain a better appreciation of energy efficiency in the home.

Tips to Save Energy During the Cold Winter Months

Tips to Save Energy During the Cold Winter Months

With Massachusetts National Grid customers facing a 34 percent increase in the cost of electricity this winter, homeowners need to take steps to reduce their energy usage. Ryan Williams, general manager of 128 Plumbing, Heating, Cooling & Electric, gives tips...

Infographic: Single- and multifamily home energy savings

Whether they’re living in a single- or multifamily residence, occupants have the ability to make moves aimed boosting the efficiency of those structures. Of course, if one is renting or leasing, doing so often means working with the facility owner or manager.

EEBA Seminar: High Performance Mechanicals for  Houses That Work

EEBA Seminar: High Performance Mechanicals for Houses That Work

This course will review the key building science concepts that have changed the way houses are built.

Make Sure Your Home Tech is Smart Enough to Handle the Holiday Rush

Make Sure Your Home Tech is Smart Enough to Handle the Holiday Rush

Most homes today do not have wireless networks fast enough to support usage for all guests who want to utilize the Wi-Fi.

Infographic: A window to making homes more energy efficient

Developers of single- and multifamily homes these days strive to make them as high performing as possible. Doing so comes with considerable benefits for both builders and buyers: Lower energy expenses Healthier indoor conditions Less maintenance Higher resale values Windows...

Cradle to Cradle Products Added to Home Depot Eco Options

Cradle to Cradle Products Added to Home Depot Eco Options

Companies have the option of earning a Material Health Certificate by meeting Cradle to Cradle Certified standards for material health only.

New insulation helps solidify thermal envelope

New insulation helps solidify thermal envelope

A new rigid foam insulation considered a fit for any vertical construction application where a high-performance building envelop is desired has been unveiled. Foam-Control MAX is a premium-grade architectural graphite polystyrene (GPS) insulation developed by ACH Foam Technologies to achieve...

Pearl Certification Boosts Energy Efficient Home Sale Prices

Pearl Certification Boosts Energy Efficient Home Sale Prices

Buyers want energy efficient, high-performing homes, and they will pay more for them.

Why You Should Get A Smart Thermostat

Why You Should Get A Smart Thermostat

A smart thermostat can help you reduce your energy costs by as much as 30%.

Cornell Tech Building Uses Geothermal for Heating and Cooling

Cornell Tech Building Uses Geothermal for Heating and Cooling

Highly efficient and cost-effective to run, the GSHP system delivers all the heating, cooling, and domestic hot water for the builidng.

AHR Expo product brochure released

AHR Expo product brochure released

The full slate of efficient products that will be showcased at next year’s AHR Expo now are featured in a downloadable product preview. The 35-page digital brochure spotlights new air condition, heating and ventilation solutions in several categories: Air conditioning...

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