Serenbe shows sustainability gaining ground with wellness movement

Serenbe shows sustainability gaining ground with wellness movement

As Time magazine cites Serenbe as exemplar of a wellness community living, Proud Green Home takes a look back at a home ahead of the curve.

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

Luxury townhomes fuse design and technology

Luxury townhomes fuse design and technology

Builders can step away from complicated technical jargon about smart home automation and introduce it for what it is: a lifestyle.

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

Great Green Home | Preston Haven by Thornhill Custom Homes

Great Green Home | Preston Haven by Thornhill Custom Homes

Thornhill Custom Homes built this 6,471-square-foot custom home in Dallas, Texas, to the high performance criteria of the U.S. Department of Energy Zero Energy Ready Home (ZERH) program.

Great Green Home | The Danielle by High Performance Homes

Great Green Home | The Danielle by High Performance Homes

High Performance Homes built this 3,748-square-foot custom home in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, to the high performance criteria of the U.S. Department of Energy Zero Energy Ready Home (ZERH) program.

Great Green Home | The Elizabeth Plan by Garbett Construction

Great Green Home | The Elizabeth Plan by Garbett Construction

Garbett Construction built this 5,211-square-foot production home in Salt Lake, Utah to the high performance criteria of the U.S. Department of Energy Zero Energy Ready Home (ZERH) program.

Great Green Home | The Aspen by Charis Homes

Great Green Home | The Aspen by Charis Homes

Charis Homes built this 4,734-square-foot custom home in North Canton, Ohio, to the high performance criteria of the U.S. Department of Energy Zero Energy Ready Home (ZERH) program.

Great Green Home | Clinton Colonial by BPC Green Builders

Great Green Home | Clinton Colonial by BPC Green Builders

BPC Green Builders built this 4,711-square-foot custom home in Clinton, Connecticut, to the high performance criteria of the U.S. Department of Energy Zero Energy Ready Home (ZERH) program.

Sensei teaches the art of easy serviceability

Sensei teaches the art of easy serviceability

All unit components designed to be removed in less than 10 minutes

Great Green Home | Presidio in the Pines by Capstone Homes

Great Green Home | Presidio in the Pines by Capstone Homes

Capstone Homes built this 2,196-square-foot affordable home in Greenville, South Carolina, to the high performance criteria of the U.S. Department of Energy Zero Energy Ready Home (ZERH) program.

Great Green Home | Hickory Ridge by Greenhill Contracting Inc.

Great Green Home | Hickory Ridge by Greenhill Contracting Inc.

Nearly 10 years ago, homeowners of one of the first zero energy homes in the country posed the question, “Why isn’t every home built this way?” While many are still pondering that question, builder Anthony Aebi of Greenhill Contracting in Esopus, New York, is doing his part to make sure more homes are built that way.

Great Green Home | Port Hadlock by Clifton View Homes

Great Green Home | Port Hadlock by Clifton View Homes

Builder Ted Clifton, who constructs custom zero energy homes on Whidbey Island in western Washington state, has two homes recognized with U.S. Department of Energy Housing Innovation Awards.

Georgia Power, PulteGroup partner for first Smart Neighborhood in Atlanta

Georgia Power, PulteGroup partner for first Smart Neighborhood in Atlanta

Community of townhomes expected to open later this year

Great Green Home | Lakeside Luxury by Charles Thomas Homes

Great Green Home | Lakeside Luxury by Charles Thomas Homes

During the recession, while other builders were cutting corners to cut costs, Charles Thomas Homes decided on a different approach; energy-efficient homes that might cost a little more but would provide a lot more in terms of performance.

Great Green Home | Courtyard Rows by Thrive Home Builders

Great Green Home | Courtyard Rows by Thrive Home Builders

With the Courtyard Rows townhomes at RidgeGate, Thrive is also the first builder in Colorado to offer net zero energy construction in a townhome community.

Great Green Home | Afton Model by Amaris Homes

Great Green Home | Afton Model by Amaris Homes

Few builders are bold enough to offer even a one-year guarantee on their homes. Raymond Pruban of Amaris Homes offered a 10-year guarantee on his model home in Afton, Minnesota, promising that it would be a net zero energy performer, producing as much energy as its occupants used each year, for 10 years.

Obtaining a high-performance 'edge'

Obtaining a high-performance 'edge'

EEBA summit provides chance for builders to learn, share ideas

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