While net zero energy for homes has been growing in popularity, net zero water use is the next frontier for high performance homes.
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.
Cork left over from the wine bottling process is re-used for cork wall coverings that deliver acoustic and energy-efficiency benefits.
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.
There's nothing like stepping on a warm floor when you get out of bed or the bath.
With a programmable thermostat, homeowners can save up to 20 percent on their heating and cooling energy costs.
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.
A long-time environmentalist, actor Ed Begley Jr. is putting the finishing touches on his new net-zero solar powered home.
It's what's on the inside that usually counts the most, and green homes are no exception.
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.
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.
With the rise of mini split heat pumps in the U.S. market, manufacturers are in a race to offer the most efficient models.
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.
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.
As damaging storms and power outages become more common, more homeowners are looking for a standby power solution.
Although the United States has some of the best public drinking water available, there is reason to be concerned about contamination in some areas.
Cool roof products come in a variety of roof types, including metal, asphalt and built-up roofs as well as concrete tiles.
With the phase out of larger incandescent bulbs, homeowners and builders are turning to LED lighting for energy-efficient alternatives.
The economic downturn has changed the nature of residential building and the market for residential and commercial HVAC systems.
One of the most water efficient toilets on the market does it with help from air pressure.