Condo to become first high-end residential zero waste building in New York City

Condo to become first high-end residential zero waste building in New York City

A new high-rise is taking a big bite of energy efficiency in the Big Apple. The building at 565 Broome Soho, which is nearing completion, is expected to become the city’s first high-end residential zero waste structure, reports Inhabitat. That...

HUD hands out 2018 Healthy Home Awards

HUD hands out 2018 Healthy Home Awards

National program and efforts aiming to make housing healthier for its occupants have been recognized by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the National Environmental Health Association (NEHA). The groups recently announced the winners of the...

5 benefits of owning a green home

5 benefits of owning a green home

Numerous studies on the value of green and sustainable homes have been consistent in their findings: They’re good for the environment and the people who reside in them. Specifically, there are a host of benefits that can reduce costs, reduce...

Fla. residents saving money as part of LEED-platinum community

Fla. residents saving money as part of LEED-platinum community

A LEED-certified home typically leads to lower energy costs and higher structural performance. A hundred homeowners in one Florida community are relishing the benefits of living in some of the most efficient residences available. The homes don’t just simply meet green certification.

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...

New fan designed to improve home indoor air quality

New fan designed to improve home indoor air quality

A new product from Panasonic Eco Solutions North America aims to increase ventilation and increase indoor air quality in homes. The company’s WhisperFresh Select ventilation fan brings fresh, filtered supply air from outdoors into the home, and helps create balanced...

Remodels should focus on form, function

Remodels should focus on form, function

Spring has sprung, and as temperatures rise across the country, so does interest among homeowners for sprucing up around the house and remodeling. Spending on home improvements is expected to grow nearly 5 percent in 2018, according to the National...

Federal funding to support home energy improvement research

The U.S. Department of Energy plans to invest up to $11.5 million to support early-stage research and validation of energy performance improvements in existing and new residential buildings. With more than 118 million single-family, multifamily and mobile homes across the...

5 ways to more sustainable home construction

5 ways to more sustainable home construction

The terms “green” and “sustainable” both describe more efficient, environmentally-responsible ways of using resources in the construction industry. In the past, only specialty builders marketed themselves as green. Now, around one-third of the U.S.

Infographic: Lifespan of essential household items

If you’ve ever had an air conditioner fail on a hot summer day, you understand the importance of anticipating when household items need to be repaired or replaced. Not only is it annoying to deal with a broken appliance, but...

Developers shifting toward net-zero construction

More American real estate developers could be poised to enter the era of the net-zero-energy building, industry experts predicted during Urban Land Institute’s 2018 Spring Meeting in Detroit. That drive to aim for net-zero energy in new construction and major...

Smart Neighborhood to 'help families take control of energy use, live better'

Smart Neighborhood to 'help families take control of energy use, live better'

As it nears completion, Alabama Power’s Smart Neighborhood brings together high-performance homes, energy efficient systems and appliances, connected devices and a microgrid on a community-wide scale. Smart Neighborhood in Birmingham is a future-focused, energy-efficient community with homes that are rated...

Developer: Condo tower to be 'healthiest high-rise in Texas'

Developers of a downtown Dallas condo tower are adding wellness features to the list of amenities they hope will draw residents. Hall Group claims the 28-story Hall Arts Residences building will be the "healthiest high-rise in Texas" when it opens...

Infographic: 6 troubling facts about home indoor air

According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), more than seven million people annually across the globe die because of exposure to indoor and outdoor air pollution. Of those premature deaths, 3.8 million are caused by exposure to indoor air pollution....

Is organic lawn care right for your home?

Is organic lawn care right for your home?

If completely chemical-free lawn care is what a homeowner is seeking, patience is key to success.

Visualize paint colors in real time with new augmented reality app

Visualize paint colors in real time with new augmented reality app

Users can easily try different color options, create custom palettes and share results in a variety of ways.

Make your water fresh with a whole-home water filter system

Make your water fresh with a whole-home water filter system

Depending on where you live, your water may not be as clean as it could be.

Tips for making the most of the living landscape at your new home

Tips for making the most of the living landscape at your new home

Take a look at what currently exists in your yard to determine what you love about it and what you’d like to change.

Study: Homeowners paying off PACE energy upgrade loans

Study: Homeowners paying off PACE energy upgrade loans

This report shows that PACE financing is a great way to safely and effectively make important home improvements.

Bless You! The Best Tips to Stop Spring Sneezes

Bless You! The Best Tips to Stop Spring Sneezes

Allergies affect as many as 30 percent of adults and 40 percent of children.

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