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How to Choose Sustainable Products for Your Home

These days everything from trash bags to whole communities is labeled as "sustainable." What does that really mean? The essence of the term sustainable is "that which can be maintained over time."

Type: White Paper

Sponsor: SCHOTT North America




Homeowner’s and Builder’s Guide to Energy Efficient Water Heating

Selecting the right water heater for a home can have an ongoing impact on energy bills, as well as home comfort. This guide reviews some recent changes affecting the industry and how homeowners, builders, and contractors can select the best water heater for a home.

Type: Guide

Sponsor: Bradford White Water Heaters




Manufacturer of Exterior Building Products Introduces Energy-Efficient Fiberglass Door

ProVia, manufacturer of exterior building products, developed the most energy-efficient door in the U.S. market – the new Embarq™ Fiberglass Entry System. The performance of Embarq was independently tested by Architectural Testing, Inc. (ATI), a leading building products testing and certification laboratory in North America, founded in 1975.

Type: White Paper

Sponsor: ProVia


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Zero Energy Ready Certified Homes Passes 1000 (Video)

The DOE promotes ZERH homes as "the home of the future," a home that lives, works, and lasts better.

Should I Invest in an Energy Star Water Heater?

According to Energy Star, there are two reasons to consider high-efficiency water heaters: saving money and helping the environment.

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,


Green Home Remodeling Still a Good Investment

Even without tax credits, there are still good investments to be made in remodeling a home to be more energy efficient.

Two Eco Friendly Multifamily Developments Rise in Cleveland

TheRiverSouth homes incorporate smart home and high performance home technology and building techniques.

Rocky Mountain Low: Colorado Passive House Battles Winter Temps

High in the Hogback Mountains of Colorado, a 1,200-square foot dwelling is said to be the first Passive House in Colorado.

Seattle Developer Completes 3 Net Zero Ready Homes

The builder’s goal is to build every home with the ability to produce the same amount of energy as it consumes.

Colorado Mountain Retreat Designed for Net Zero Living

The striking, sustainable weekend getaway located near Allenspark, Colorado was designed to reflect and amplify the setting at 9,000 feet above sea level.

Arizona Builder Launches 2 LEED Certified Developments

Maracay officials say this makes the company the only large-scale homebuilder in metro Phoenix building homes to achieve LEED certification.

Decorative Ventilation Fan Lights Offer Better Ventilation and Beautiful Design

Available in contemporary, transitional or traditional styles, the new decorative designs of the InVent Series will match any home aesthetic.

Texas Builder Expands Green Multifamily Developments

As a young man, Marcus Hiles, a Dallas real estate developer and Founder of Western Rim Property Services, dreamed of developing affordable yet sustainable neighborhoods.

A Look Back: Top 10 2016 Green Home Features

From an innovative use of waste products from door manufacturing to new applications for radiant heating, green home inspiration was a major theme for 2016.

Is It Time for a Home Ventilation Revolution?

Joseph Lstiburek discusses the challenges and some of the barriers facing the industry through building codes and guidelines that actually may be leading to worse indoor air quality.

Net Zero Demo Home Uses Heat Mirror Glass

The unique window design offers reduced interior condensation and 99.5-percent UV protection.

Beware Energy Scrooges This Holiday Season

The popularity of miscellaneous devices and equipment means that they account for a significant and growing portion of building energy consumption.

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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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