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Projects prove sustainable construction achievable on multiple levels
Structure meant to serve as example of sustainable building on small scale
Many buyers have come to expect standard features, and homes integrating specialty green features are becoming more mainstream.
Each home was tested by an independent third party energy rater to develop a HERS Index score.
High-performance homes are using high-tech solutions wall systems that are like a mountain climber's parka that keeps the energy inside even in the harshest conditions.
LG was first recognized as ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year in 2012.
The overwhelming majority of windows and doors manufactured have an NFRC label.
The owner needed solar panels that could stand up to New England winters.
Builders and homeowners receive a net positive financial return on the sometimes added up-front costs of energy efficient, green or high-performance features.
Settled in the old Seattle neighborhood amidst 100-year-old craftsman style homes, the 3-story, 2,117 square-foot contemporary home stands out as a testament to maximum efficiency.
They have succeeded in creating a home that will still be standing 200 years from now and will still be regenerative to the surrounding ecosystem.
Battery storage systems are getting cheaper so it's easier homeowners with solar systems to cut ties to the grid.
Reports on significant progress from investments in Building Envelope and Windows Research and Development in the DOE's Building Technologies Office.
As Los Angeles residents, the designers had grown concerned with their city's housing shortage crisis.
The big winners include the geothermal heat pump industry and energy upgrade contractors.
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Look for the Energy Star certification on a wide variety of energy-efficient products for green homes. Stay up to date on the latest news from Energy Star designed to save homeowners money and reduce demand for energy from fossil fuels.
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