UL Wellness Certification Links Products' Compliance with WELL Building Standard

UL's Wellness Certification mark will signal to architects, designers and specifiers that certified products comply with requirements of the WELL Building Standard and can help their projects achieve certification.

Fannie Mae closes 500th green multifamily financing deal of 2017

Fannie Mae has closed its 500th green financing transaction of 2017, a portfolio of 10 multifamily properties, demonstrating the broad market adoption of Fannie Mae's green finance program. The transaction is a significant milestone for the Fannie Mae Green Financing...

Concrete Floor Planks Dazzle with New Colors

Concrete floor tiles and wall planks offer a creative solution for flooring.

Stop Water Damage With Smart Shutoff Valve

With the Shutoff Valve, homeowners can have peace of mind.

60% of Canadians Willing to Exceed Budget to Buy a Home

Buying a house is often an emotional rollercoaster that leads many people to spend more than they can afford

5 ways to save energy

Energy Efficiency Day, which is Oct. 5, is a collaborative effort between regional and national organizations, business, utilities and individuals working to promote energy efficiency: the cheapest, quickest way to meet our energy needs, cut consumer bills and reduce pollution....

ICFs Help Green Builder Create a Passive Solar Home

For passive design to be effective, both thermal mass and insulation are required to be integrated into the build.

Carrier, Midea launch residential ductless HVAC joint venture

Carrier, a leader in high-technology heating, ventilating, air conditioning and refrigeration (HVACR) solutions, and Midea America, a subsidiary of Midea Group Co., the world’s largest producer of major appliances, have teamed to launch of Carrier Midea North America. The new...

Prefab Passive House Features Super Roof

They are not only getting a-one-of-a-kind home built to their exact specifications and they are also getting the healthiest, most comfortable home on the market.

4 ways to upgrade with clean energy technologies

One of the best ways to protect a home purchase — whether single- or multi-family — is to invest in smart renovations. Thanks to new technology, there are a number of improvement options.

8 Green Heating and Cooling Techniques For Your Home

One of the big culprits that cause green house gasses is heating and cooling in homes and commercial buildings.

Study: Green building rapidly becoming established part of home building

One-third of builders say green building is a significant share of overall activity

Cedar Shake Delivers Curb Appeal Without the Work

It is faster and much easier to install and unlike real cedar it will never split, or need upkeep.

ICFs to help drive green-building market

The global insulated concrete form market (ICF) is expected to grow 11 percent annually over the next few years, according to new research. The report by Technavio, titled “Global Insulated Concrete Form Market 2017-2021,” provides an in-depth analysis of the...

Smart Ranges Make Cooking Easier Than Ever

From the kitchen to the laundry room, connected products work with Amazon Alexa, Dash Replenishment, Nest Labs, Drop, IFTTT and now Google Assistant.

Study: 84 Percent of Apartment Residents Say Living in a Green Home is Important

They want homes that enable them to live a greener, healthier lifestyle.

Condo Canada's first to receive LEED platinum

A Markham, Canada, condominium is "LEEDing" the way in sustainability and energy conservation. River Park Condominium, developed by the Markham-based Times Group, has achieved a LEED platinum certification and become the first condominium (10-story-plus building) in Canada to receive the...

Knowledge-Sharing Platform Makes Tiny Home Expertise Available to the Public

Tiny houses are captivating the imagination and interest of the millennial generation and boomer generation alike.

Residential Metal Market Share Jumps to 14% in North America

Twenty-nine percent of homeowners reported that they selected metal roofing because it was attractive.

5 Ways Builders can Go Green and Win Buyers

Having a green home is much cheaper in the long run as well as being healthier for both the residents as well as the environment.

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