Affordable Energy Efficient Housing Vital for Urban Redevelopment

Affordable Energy Efficient Housing Vital for Urban Redevelopment

Diverse housing stock will play an important role in the neighborhood revitalization strategy.

Habitat for Humanity Adopts High Performance Home Building

Habitat for Humanity Adopts High Performance Home Building

Low cost of living is just as important as the purchase cost.

Construction Begins at Whisper Valley Eco Smart Community

Construction Begins at Whisper Valley Eco Smart Community

All of the homes will be capable of achieving the carbon-neutral standard promoted by the city of Austin for all new construction homes,

What's Next? Residential Construction Leaders Predict Green Building Trends

What's Next? Residential Construction Leaders Predict Green Building Trends

Some builders see high performance building as a differentiator in the market; others adopt a wait-and-see attitude.

EEBA: Homebuilders Dive into Water/Energy Relationships

EEBA: Homebuilders Dive into Water/Energy Relationships

The relationship between water usage and energy usage has been understood for about the past 10 years, but homebuilders are still struggling with techniques to reduce water use.

Shower head saves water with the flip of a lever

Shower head saves water with the flip of a lever

Sure, saving water is a great idea. But most people don't want to sacrifice their warm, soothing shower.

Eco friendly goals drive home and landscape design discussions

Eco friendly goals drive home and landscape design discussions

Resource conservation drives every customer conversation with Eco Minded Solutions, a green home builder and landscape architecture firm located in San Diego.

New furnace platform delivers high performance and easy installation

New furnace platform delivers high performance and easy installation

It's the the first new furnace platform from American Standard in 25 years.

Variable speed heat pumps make utility bills cool

Variable speed heat pumps make utility bills cool

Most heat pumps have only one speed, which is like driving your car only at full throttle or no throttle.

Geothermal provides simultaneous heating and cooling for commercial buildings

Geothermal provides simultaneous heating and cooling for commercial buildings

Building owners, architects, and contractors face many challenges in the design and construction of their projects. Geothermal could provide the answers.

Appraisal Institute equipping members to value green homes

Appraisal Institute equipping members to value green homes

As the green home building market continues to expand, the Appraisal Institute is offering a variety of tools and training to its members to serve the growing interest from builders and buyers.

Green home builders have tools to challenge appraisals to reflect true home values

Green home builders have tools to challenge appraisals to reflect true home values

Homebuilders often cite properly valuing green homes as a challenge to wider adoption in the marketplace.

Water heater design ensures energy efficiency

Water heater design ensures energy efficiency

Water heaters continue to gain efficiencies through innovative engineering that grabs energy that used to be wasted.

Bears don't stand a chance against the sturdy folding window wall

Bears don't stand a chance against the sturdy folding window wall

A thrilling sight to see outside, a bear is less than charming when it’s trying to invade your home for a snack.

Growing Green Center features energy efficient HVAC

Growing Green Center features energy efficient HVAC

A sustainable building display at the 2015 Greenbuild Expo featured an efficient split HVAC system as part of the green technology package.

Radiant floor heating warms the Proud Green Home of St. Louis

Radiant floor heating warms the Proud Green Home of St. Louis

There's nothing like stepping on a warm floor when you get out of bed or the bath.

On-demand recirculation pump delivers hot water instantly

On-demand recirculation pump delivers hot water instantly

A home is a collection of systems, and making the water heating system work better can save energy costs and make life more comfortable.

Spray foam has built-in ignition barrier to save installation time

Spray foam has built-in ignition barrier to save installation time

Spray foam insulation helps homebuilders tackle tough installation challenges and deliver better energy efficiency.

US-made tankless water heater offers commercial grade for residential use

US-made tankless water heater offers commercial grade for residential use

Tankless water heaters are among the most efficient models on the market, and one company is delivering made in the USA options for homeowners.

Energy Star rated dishwashers clean quietly

Energy Star rated dishwashers clean quietly

Research shows that noise is the top factor for consumers when choosing a dishwasher.

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