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.”
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.
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.
Built a decade ago, the house sits ethereally on the edge of pond at the base of the Tetons.
The project simply known as “The Barn” blends country and contemporary with transcendent results.
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...
Teaming with the U.S. Department of Energy has been a successful partnership for Denver-based production builder Thrive Home Builders.
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.
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.
As commercial buildings, high-rise residential projects are pursuing LEED and other green building certifications to reflect their environmental impact.
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.
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.
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...
One reason people choose to live in the EcoVillage co-housing community is the community’s commitment to sustainability. That commitment to sustainability, especially sustainable energy-efficient construction, is one reason why builder Kendall Carpenter of AquaZephyr, LLC, wanted to work on the co-communal housing project.
With its Star Wars and Batman similarities, it is also one of the most futuristic homes in the world.
The family living in builder Scott Willemsen’s latest high-performance home are “more than pleased” with their monthly utility bills. The utilities in their new 1,407-ft² all-electric home in Lakeland, Florida, average less than $70/month.
Attention to detail has helped BrightLeaf Homes turn standard building materials and a straightforward design into an extremely high-performing home at a remarkably competitive price.
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.
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.
When you think of home building in the “land of 10,000 lakes,” water conservation may not be the first thing that comes to mind, but for the home buyers of this award-winning custom home, who were recent transplants from drought-stricken...