Environmentally Friendly Compound on Nantucket Hits the Market

Powered entirely by cutting edge solar technology, this net zero home also utilizes geothermal innovation for heating and cooling sources.

Great Green Home | Lake Knowles by E2 Homes

Zero energy homes come in all shapes and sizes. The U.S. Department of Energy Zero Energy Ready certified home on Lake Knowles in Winter Park, Florida, is a great example of how ultra-modern can also be ultra-efficient.

Great Green Home | The Julia Plan by Habitat for Humanity of Catawba Valley

Habitat for Humanity of Catawba Valley takes great pride in building high performance homes that are not only affordable to purchase, but also affordable to operate and maintain.

Great Green Home | Invision Zero Home by Addison Homes

Addison Homes of Greer, South Carolina, built the “Invision Zero South Carolina” home to prove to its market that a conventionally styled zero energy home that produces as much electricity as it consumes is not only possible, it’s practical.

Home Innovation Issues First NGBS Green Certification Based on 2015 NGBS

As development of the 2018 version of the National Green Building Standard (NGBS) recently commenced, Home Innovation today issued its first NGBS Green certification of a home to the 2015 version of the standard. The Atlanta-area single-family home of designer...

Great Green Home | Pebble Creek by DP Construction

Builder Dow Perry’s goal was to build a home that costs the same and looks the same as nearby homes in Prattville, Alabama, but far outperforms them. By all accounts, the high-performance custom spec home he built at the Pebble Creek development was successful.

Great Green Home | Cortez Custom by Mantell-Hecathorn Builders

Mantell-Hecathorn, a long-time ENERGY STAR builder, committed to building all of its homes to the requirements of the DOE Zero Energy Ready Home program in 2014 and has since certified five homes through the program, including this custom home in Cortez, Colorado.

Great Green Home | Revive North Star Plan by Philgreen Construction

Philgreen Construction is one of a team of partners including designers, utility engineers, and energy modelers assembled by owners, REVIVE Properties, LLC, with the goal of making REVIVE Fort Collins “the greenest development in Colorado.”

Great Green Home | 5th Street Deep Rehab by Carl Franklin Homes & Green Extreme Homes

After suffering an injury in Afghanistan, veteran Leo Perez was unable to work fulltime and had few hopes of owning a home. But with the help of the non-profit community development corporation Green Extreme Homes, for-profit builder Carl Franklin Homes, and multiple volunteer groups, the Perez family now owns a completely refurbished vintage home.

Great Green Home | 2016 New American Home by Element Design Build

Every year, visitors to the International Builders Show get to tour a cutting edge home. Last year featured the first one to be certified through the DOE Zero Energy Ready Home program and the first DOE Zero Energy Ready certified home constructed by Element Design Build.

Restored 1800s Dairy Barn Celebrates Timeless Style

Built a decade ago, the house sits ethereally on the edge of pond at the base of the Tetons.

Remodeled Barn Blends Rustic and Contemporary Styles

The project simply known as “The Barn” blends country and contemporary with transcendent results.

Great Green Home | Eastford Farm Bungalow by Paul Torcellini

What does a building scientist want in a house when he decides to build his own? “Of course it’s going to be a zero-energy house,” said Paul Torcellini, a principal engineer in the commercial buildings research department at the National...

Great Green Home | Hyland Village by Thrive Home Builders

Teaming with the U.S. Department of Energy has been a successful partnership for Denver-based production builder Thrive Home Builders.

Great Green Home | The Saragossa Innovation Home by Habitat for Humanity

The South Sarasota Habitat for Humanity affiliate has constructed 21 DOE Zero Energy Ready-labeled homes to date including one home, the Saragossa Innovation Home in Venice, Florida, that won a 2016 DOE Housing Innovation Award.

Great Green Home | Birch House by Bundle Design Studio

This living laboratory is a home performance triple-play: zero energy, zero water, and zero sewer. Solar panels produce more power than the highly efficient home uses in a year, while rain water provides all of the home’s water supply and waste water is disposed on site.

High Rise Residential Buildings Leading the Way for LEED

As commercial buildings, high-rise residential projects are pursuing LEED and other green building certifications to reflect their environmental impact.

Great Green Home | 19th Avenue by TC Legend Homes

When a net-zero-energy home can be built at a cost on par with traditional construction, everyone wins. TC Legend Homes is helping to usher in a new era of green construction in which home owners don’t have to choose between cutting-edge efficiency and staying on budget.

Great Green Home | Taylor Street by Greenhill Contracting

Aebi’s five homes in the Green Acres development in the Village of New Paltz, New York, achieved Home Energy Rating System (HERS) scores of about 25 before adding solar photovoltaic panels, and net zero energy scores of -1 to -7 after adding PV.

NYC Luxury Condo First to Earn WELL Multifamily Certification

Manhattan is home to 21W20 luxury condominiums, the first WELL Multifamily residential certified building in the world. Sited in the heart of the Flatiron District in New York City, 21W20 was announced as the world's first residential project to be...

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