Net zero energy demonstration house moving to net zero water operation

Net zero energy demonstration house moving to net zero water operation

While net zero energy for homes has been growing in popularity, net zero water use is the next frontier for high performance homes.

Cradle to Cradle certifications reveal product transparency

Cradle to Cradle certifications reveal product transparency

Architects, builders, and consumers can look for building and household products that have met certifications for lifecycle and material health from the Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute.

Spice up interior design and comfort with sustainable cork products

Spice up interior design and comfort with sustainable cork products

Cork left over from the wine bottling process is re-used for cork wall coverings that deliver acoustic and energy-efficiency benefits.

Energy Star Appliances and Electronics at the heart of the Proud Green Home of St. Louis

Energy Star Appliances and Electronics at the heart of the Proud Green Home of St. Louis

The owners of the Proud Green Home of St. Louis wanted to make their home energy efficient, and a host of appliances and electronics from LG Electronics are helping them do just that.

Radiant floor heating warms the Proud Green Home of St. Louis

Radiant floor heating warms the Proud Green Home of St. Louis

There's nothing like stepping on a warm floor when you get out of bed or the bath.

Smart thermostat learns home habits to suit ever-changing lifestyles (video)

Smart thermostat learns home habits to suit ever-changing lifestyles (video)

With a programmable thermostat, homeowners can save up to 20 percent on their heating and cooling energy costs.

EcoDrain High-Performance Shower Heat Exchanger

EcoDrain High-Performance Shower Heat Exchanger

The EcoDrain™ is a small, easy-to-install device with no moving parts. The key to saving you money is the heat-exchange channels. These flattened, sealed channels were developed to maximize the surface area of the heat transfer space and to create optimum flow turbulence in the outgoing waste water and incoming fresh water.

Ed Begley Jr. nearing completion on high performance green home

Ed Begley Jr. nearing completion on high performance green home

A long-time environmentalist, actor Ed Begley Jr. is putting the finishing touches on his new net-zero solar powered home.

Ty Pennington: What's the behind the walls of your green home?

Ty Pennington: What's the behind the walls of your green home?

It's what's on the inside that usually counts the most, and green homes are no exception.

DOE Zero Energy Ready Homes adds value to high performance model home

DOE Zero Energy Ready Homes adds value to high performance model home

A model home for a golf course community in Pennsylvania exceeds DOE Zero Energy Ready Home requirements, delivering long-term value for its new owners.

Manage bathroom humidity with sensor switches

Manage bathroom humidity with sensor switches

A home that’s not ventilated properly will have poor indoor air quality and excess moisture that can impact the durability of the home and the health of its inhabitants.

Mini splits revolutionizing HVAC industry in the US

Mini splits revolutionizing HVAC industry in the US

With the rise of mini split heat pumps in the U.S. market, manufacturers are in a race to offer the most efficient models.

New home plans position ICF for affordable, efficient, storm resistant housing

New home plans position ICF for affordable, efficient, storm resistant housing

Four insulated concrete form houses in a low-income housing project in Louisville are among the first built with home plans for affordable housing that could be game changer for residential construction.

Zehnder ERV makes life more comfortable in the Proud Green Home of St. Louis

Zehnder ERV makes life more comfortable in the Proud Green Home of St. Louis

Starting with the architectural design, the Proud Green Home of St. Louis reflects the desire for a high level of indoor air quality, as well as energy efficiency and an inviting refuge for the family.

 Small generators help homeowners weather big storms

Small generators help homeowners weather big storms

As damaging storms and power outages become more common, more homeowners are looking for a standby power solution.

Whole home water filtration delivers safe, great tasting water

Whole home water filtration delivers safe, great tasting water

Although the United States has some of the best public drinking water available, there is reason to be concerned about contamination in some areas.

New concrete roof tiles offer color choices, cool roof performance

New concrete roof tiles offer color choices, cool roof performance

Cool roof products come in a variety of roof types, including metal, asphalt and built-up roofs as well as concrete tiles.

LED lighting brightens the Proud Green Home of St Louis

LED lighting brightens the Proud Green Home of St Louis

With the phase out of larger incandescent bulbs, homeowners and builders are turning to LED lighting for energy-efficient alternatives.

Residential housing market gains driving HVAC market growth

Residential housing market gains driving HVAC market growth

The economic downturn has changed the nature of residential building and the market for residential and commercial HVAC systems.

Vacuum assisted flush technology could save homeowners thousands of gallons

Vacuum assisted flush technology could save homeowners thousands of gallons

One of the most water efficient toilets on the market does it with help from air pressure.

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