5 net-zero energy homes designed to inspire

5 net-zero energy homes designed to inspire

Projects prove sustainable construction achievable on multiple levels

LEEDing Tiny house joins green buzz

LEEDing Tiny house joins green buzz

Structure meant to serve as example of sustainable building on small scale

Survey: green homes do not always cost more

Survey: green homes do not always cost more

Many buyers have come to expect standard features, and homes integrating specialty green features are becoming more mainstream.

Why are these green homes 96% better than other houses?

Why are these green homes 96% better than other houses?

Each home was tested by an independent third party energy rater to develop a HERS Index score.

6 ways to build a better thermal envelope for your home

6 ways to build a better thermal envelope for your home

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.

EPA honors LG Electronics as Energy Star Partner of the Year

EPA honors LG Electronics as Energy Star Partner of the Year

LG was first recognized as ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year in 2012.

5 Secrets To Choosing The Best Windows For Your Home

5 Secrets To Choosing The Best Windows For Your Home

The overwhelming majority of windows and doors manufactured have an NFRC label.

Massachusetts Home Switches to Solar Power to Lower Heat Bills

Massachusetts Home Switches to Solar Power to Lower Heat Bills

The owner needed solar panels that could stand up to New England winters.

Buyers Paying More for High Performance Homes in North Carolina

Buyers Paying More for High Performance Homes in North Carolina

Builders and homeowners receive a net positive financial return on the sometimes added up-front costs of energy efficient, green or high-performance features.

Actually, This Net Zero Home Produces More Energy Than It Uses

Actually, This Net Zero Home Produces More Energy Than It Uses

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.

Green Home Becomes 2nd Living Certified House in the World

Green Home Becomes 2nd Living Certified House in the World

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.

IRS Ruling Could Mean Tax Credits for Solar Battery Storage

IRS Ruling Could Mean Tax Credits for Solar Battery Storage

Battery storage systems are getting cheaper so it's easier homeowners with solar systems to cut ties to the grid.

4 Technological Advances for Keeping Your Home Warm While Reducing Your Energy Bill

4 Technological Advances for Keeping Your Home Warm While Reducing Your Energy Bill

Reports on significant progress from investments in Building Envelope and Windows Research and Development in the DOE's Building Technologies Office.

Factory Panelized Tiny Home Designed for Add-on in Los Angeles

Factory Panelized Tiny Home Designed for Add-on in Los Angeles

As Los Angeles residents, the designers had grown concerned with their city's housing shortage crisis.

Federal Budget Deal Reinstates Green Home Tax Credits

Federal Budget Deal Reinstates Green Home Tax Credits

The big winners include the geothermal heat pump industry and energy upgrade contractors.

Zoned HVAC Delivers That Perfect Room Temperature

Zoned HVAC Delivers That Perfect Room Temperature

VRFs have been the system of choice in Europe, Japan, China and other parts of the world for quite some time.

Phoenix Apartment Project Earns NGBS certification

Phoenix Apartment Project Earns NGBS certification

NGBS provides practices for the design, construction, and certification of green multifamily residential buildings.

RESNET Produces Video on Appraisers and the HERS Index

RESNET Produces Video on Appraisers and the HERS Index

A key feature of the partnership is the development of a portal to provide access to residential real estate appraisers.

Mixed-Income 100-Unit Development Built With Passive House Standards and Resilient Features

Mixed-Income 100-Unit Development Built With Passive House Standards and Resilient Features

The project was also constructed with the resiliency features to provide added safety for residents during and after major storms.

Does Your Neighborhood Have It All? The Top 25 for Affordable Homes, Highly Rated Schools, And an Easy Commute

Does Your Neighborhood Have It All? The Top 25 for Affordable Homes, Highly Rated Schools, And an Easy Commute

More than half of the neighborhoods on Redfin’s list of neighborhoods that “have it all” are in the Chicago area.

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