An Arizona City Conserves Precious Resource by Using a Water Saving Device

An Arizona City Conserves Precious Resource by Using a Water Saving Device

Arizona is no stranger to water awareness. While the air quality is wonderful, annual rainfall hovers around single digits. In June 2000, one city in Arizona instituted a plumbing code mandating all new residential construction have dedicated hot-water return lines...

Type: Case Study

Sponsor: ACT D'MAND Systems


Residential Roofing Strategies Guide: A Comparison of Roofing Approaches for High-Performance Residential Construction

Residential Roofing Strategies Guide: A Comparison of Roofing Approaches for High-Performance Residential Construction

According to Energy Star, heating and cooling costs the average homeowner more than $1,000 per year, or about half the home's total energy bill. Investing in roofing that can lower those costs can pay off in lower utility bills and...

Type: Guide




DOE Zero Energy Ready Home: The Proud Green Home at Serenbe

DOE Zero Energy Ready Home: The Proud Green Home at Serenbe

Home builder Luis Imery has built a home any homeowner would be proud of, the first U.S. Department of Energy-certified DOE Zero Energy Ready Home in the state of Georgia. The Proud Green Home was constructed in...

Type: Case Study

Sponsor: ProudGreenHome.com


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The world of interior trim

The world of interior trim

As we get closer to the finish line of building my new home, I wanted to take the opportunity to revisit one of my favorite sources of knowledge.

Consumer interest in sustainability driving Realtors' focus

Consumer interest in sustainability driving Realtors' focus

Study: Environmentally friendly features important in choosing where, what home to buy

Solar sanction

Solar sanction

California approves measure mandating solar be part of most new homes

5 reasons to build homes with ICFs

5 reasons to build homes with ICFs

Solid foundation improves home's function

Survey: Sustainability important to home buyers, agents alike

Survey: Sustainability important to home buyers, agents alike

71% of agents, brokers find promoting energy efficiency in listings somewhat or very valuable

Finishing up the interior

Finishing up the interior

Now that the walls of my new home are all painted up, I’ve been working on four key areas of the home’s interior: the flooring system, the kitchens, the bathroom, and the master bedroom.

Listen up: Device designed to hush exterior noise

Listen up: Device designed to hush exterior noise

University's prototype expands on noise-canceling technology for residential, commercial use

What you need to know about handling waste from home renovation projects

What you need to know about handling waste from home renovation projects

One of the last things on someone's mind when remodeling a home is what they should do with the old material.

Interior paint done the right way

Interior paint done the right way

Putting a good finish on the interior walls of a home is more than just slapping paint on a wall and calling it a day. Every home is different, and so is every paint job.

Make your backyard the life of the party with a landscaping project

Make your backyard the life of the party with a landscaping project

Transforming the yard into more living space makes it a prime destination for the next garden party or backyard barbecue.

Find your good life in the agrihood

Find your good life in the agrihood

Boston-based developer Freehold Communities has plans for eight communities nationwide, several of which are built around the concept of the "agrihood."

Video | Vulnerable families will love a new 3D printed 'home safe home'

Video | Vulnerable families will love a new 3D printed 'home safe home'

The 3D-printed home serves as a proof-of-concept for sustainable homebuilding that will allow for safer, more affordable homes for more families, faster than ever.

Video | What it's really like living in a smart home

Video | What it's really like living in a smart home

A new home line from Pardee Homes builds in smart technology to make living easier.

What does your old toilet say about you?

What does your old toilet say about you?

Upgrading your toilet to a new 1.28-gallon model is one of the quickest ways to save water in your home.

Tiny Home Cabin Concept Inspired by the Latvian Coast

Tiny Home Cabin Concept Inspired by the Latvian Coast

Stretched up like a vertical lantern toward the sky, the cabin becomes a recognizable symbol.

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