National and Local Incentives Make Geothermal Affordable

National and Local Incentives Make Geothermal Affordable

The lure of geothermal systems is attractive: clean, efficient heating and cooling and minuscule monthly energy bills compared to traditional air-handling methods. Hooking consumers, however, isn’t always so easy. It’s at least becoming easier, thanks to an array of incentives...

Type: White Paper

Sponsor: ClimateMaster


Battle the Elements with Resilient Homes Built with Insulated Concrete Forms

Battle the Elements with Resilient Homes Built with Insulated Concrete Forms

Insurance companies, state regulators and government agencies are providing significant insurance discounts for homes built to new, more resilient standards like the FORTIFIED Home standard. This white paper covers one popular approach to building a storm-resilient home — using insulated concrete forms (ICFs) for the wall assembly and foundation.

Type: White Paper

Sponsor: Fox Blocks


What & Why: Ductless Mini Split Heat Pumps

What & Why: Ductless Mini Split Heat Pumps

This document explains what ductless mini split heat pumps are and why you should be using one in your home.

Type: Special Report

Sponsor: LG HVAC


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Homebuilder offers Tesla Powerwall for true net zero living

Homebuilder offers Tesla Powerwall for true net zero living

By using stored energy day or night, the Powerwall roughly doubles the amount of solar energy that directly powers the home.

Does your neighborhood rank in the top 10 list for green homes?

Does your neighborhood rank in the top 10 list for green homes?

Nationwide, homes with green features are selling for higher prices.

5 Secrets To Choosing The Best Windows For Your Home

5 Secrets To Choosing The Best Windows For Your Home

The overwhelming majority of windows and doors manufactured have an NFRC label.

Geothermal Community Builds 200th Home

Geothermal Community Builds 200th Home

Geothermal heating and cooling eliminates the need for outdoor air conditioning units and reduces noise while allowing for more space for residents to enjoy the outdoors

IRS Ruling Could Mean Tax Credits for Solar Battery Storage

IRS Ruling Could Mean Tax Credits for Solar Battery Storage

Battery storage systems are getting cheaper so it's easier homeowners with solar systems to cut ties to the grid.

Report: Heat Pumps Ready for Adoption in the Northeast

Report: Heat Pumps Ready for Adoption in the Northeast

Many of the lessons from the Northeast are relevant to developing the heat pump market in other regions as well.

Federal Budget Deal Reinstates Green Home Tax Credits

Federal Budget Deal Reinstates Green Home Tax Credits

The big winners include the geothermal heat pump industry and energy upgrade contractors.

Mixed-Income 100-Unit Development Built With Passive House Standards and Resilient Features

Mixed-Income 100-Unit Development Built With Passive House Standards and Resilient Features

The project was also constructed with the resiliency features to provide added safety for residents during and after major storms.

Does Your Neighborhood Have It All? The Top 25 for Affordable Homes, Highly Rated Schools, And an Easy Commute

Does Your Neighborhood Have It All? The Top 25 for Affordable Homes, Highly Rated Schools, And an Easy Commute

More than half of the neighborhoods on Redfin’s list of neighborhoods that “have it all” are in the Chicago area.

Variable Speed Geothermal Unit Makes it Easier to Go Net Zero

Variable Speed Geothermal Unit Makes it Easier to Go Net Zero

Similar to cruise control in a car, the variable-speed water-to-water accelerates and decelerates continuously.

Infographic | 35 Inspiring Tiny Houses And The Families Living There

Infographic | 35 Inspiring Tiny Houses And The Families Living There

Those who live in small homes -- usually 400 square feet or smaller  -- make the tradeoff of size with other priorities in their life.

Geothermal Heating and Cooling Movement Gaining Ground

Geothermal Heating and Cooling Movement Gaining Ground

Geothermal heating and cooling has been well understood since the 1950s, but it wasn't until the 1970s that the technology was available to make it efficient and affordable.

Think you have a high-performing home? Ask your real estate agent these three questions

Think you have a high-performing home? Ask your real estate agent these three questions

High-performing homes are like high-performing cars: they provide an enhanced quality of life for people who own them.

Infographic: Geothermal Heating and Cooling Explained

Infographic: Geothermal Heating and Cooling Explained

Geothermal heating and cooling could be eligible again for tax credits.

Denver Home Builder Transitioned To High Performance Homes To Thrive In The Market

Denver Home Builder Transitioned To High Performance Homes To Thrive In The Market

Thrive Home Builders, an award-winning residential builder, began offering solar power on its homes to stand out in the competitive Denver market.




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Government rebates and tax credits -- including Energy Star Rebates -- offer homeowners and builders great incentives for creating more energy efficient homes. Get the latest news and information about residential energy rebates and tax credits.

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