St. Louis program designed to spur home energy upgrades

A new, low-interest loan program is giving residents of St. Louis incentive to make energy efficient improvements to their homes. GreenHELP aims to help homeowners make their houses more eco-friendly and potentially trim their energy expenses, reports St.

Low-income families to benefit from Habitat energy-efficiency project

A triplex built to one of Vermont’s higher energy-efficient standards will help low-income families save on utility costs for years to come. Green Mountain Habitat for Humanity recently completed its first project in Essex Junction, a home that allows the...

Report: Energy-efficiency employment climbing

Report: Energy-efficiency employment climbing

Energy-efficiency employment in the United States topped 6.5 million in 2017, according to recent research. That’s an increase of about 2 percent, or 133,000 jobs, and the jump represented nearly 7 percent of all new jobs added across the country...

6 must-knows for choosing best energy-efficient appliances

6 must-knows for choosing best energy-efficient appliances

While the initial cost of a new appliance might appear expensive, if you analyze the cost in energy savings between new and old units, newer energy-efficient appliances pay for themselves in a short time. Below are six things homeowners should...

Green lender Fannie Mae named Energy Star Partner of the Year

Green lender Fannie Mae named Energy Star Partner of the Year

Fannie Mae has received its fourth consecutive Energy Star Partner of the Year – Sustained Excellence Award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). An Energy Star partner since 2011, Fannie Mae received the award for its continued commitment and...

Panasonic Eco Solutions North America earns 2018 Energy Star Award for Excellence

Panasonic Eco Solutions North America earns 2018 Energy Star Award for Excellence

Panasonic Eco Solutions will be honored April 20 for its outstanding efforts to improve the availability of energy-efficient indoor air quality solutions in the marketplace.

Meritage Homes earns 6th Energy Star Partner of the Year Award

Meritage Homes earns 6th Energy Star Partner of the Year Award

For the sixth consecutive year, Meritage Homes has received the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) 2018 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year – Sustained Excellence Award for its leadership in protecting the environment by advancing energy efficiency in home building....

LEED Certified Neighborhood Opening In Phoenix

LEED Certified Neighborhood Opening In Phoenix

Nestled in the foothills of South Mountain, the region has retained the flavor of its rural roots while providing residents easy access to all that Phoenix has to offer.

New App Pairs Nest and Smart Energy Monitor

New App Pairs Nest and Smart Energy Monitor

Insights can help save Smappee users up to 30% on their energy bills.

Utility Adds Smart Neighborhood Projects to Enable the Smart Grid

Utility Adds Smart Neighborhood Projects to Enable the Smart Grid

The Alabama project features the Southeast's first community-scale microgrid.

7 Solar Energy Myths and Misconceptions

7 Solar Energy Myths and Misconceptions

In the first half of 2017, wind and solar accounted for 10 percent of monthly electricity generation for the first time.

4 Things to Consider When Choosing the Right Light Bulb

4 Things to Consider When Choosing the Right Light Bulb

Buying a light bulb isn’t as simple as it once was.

Save Energy: 4 Ways You Can be More Cost-Effective and Efficient with Your Utilities

Save Energy: 4 Ways You Can be More Cost-Effective and Efficient with Your Utilities

Many homeowners try to curb consumption through an adjustment of their own behaviors.

Massachusetts Geothermal Rebates Made Easy for Homeowners

Geothermal becomes feasible for many more homeowners who previously thought it was financially out of their reach.

Seattle Study: Green Homes Save Twice As Much Energy As Anticipated

Seattle Study: Green Homes Save Twice As Much Energy As Anticipated

The study showed that certified homes saved homeowners more than $500 per year in electricity bills.

Thrive Home Builders Named

Thrive Home Builders Named "Professional Builder's 2017 Builder Of The Year"

The recognition comes on the heels of the October award for Innovation in Housing from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE).

KB Home HERS Index-rated Homes Demonstrate Energy Efficiency

KB Home HERS Index-rated Homes Demonstrate Energy Efficiency

RESNET’s development of the HERS rating system has helped consumers gain a better appreciation of energy efficiency in the home.

EEBA Seminar: High Performance Mechanicals for  Houses That Work

EEBA Seminar: High Performance Mechanicals for Houses That Work

This course will review the key building science concepts that have changed the way houses are built.

Pearl Certification Boosts Energy Efficient Home Sale Prices

Pearl Certification Boosts Energy Efficient Home Sale Prices

Buyers want energy efficient, high-performing homes, and they will pay more for them.

LG expands HVAC products with LGRED technology

LG expands HVAC products with LGRED technology

LG Air Conditioning Technologies is adding LG "Reliable to Extreme Degrees" (RED) heating technology to more of its products, including the Multi F and Multi F MAX multi-zone outdoor units. LGRED technology not only delivers heat when traditional models are...

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