Choosing a solar thermal super feature

Choosing a solar thermal super feature

After some careful consideration, I’ve decided to install a solar thermal system onto the roof above my garage as part of my project!

Zero Energy Certification Awarded to the Lincoln Net Positive Farmhouse

Zero Energy Certification Awarded to the Lincoln Net Positive Farmhouse

With more than two years of measured occupancy to date, the home unquestionably provides exceptional energy performance, consuming 70 percent less energy than a code-built house.

Builder Steps Up for Zero Energy Ready Subdivision

Builder Steps Up for Zero Energy Ready Subdivision

The homes are pre-wired for solar so buyers can opt to go fully net-zero energy.

Increasing efficiency with solar water heating

Increasing efficiency with solar water heating

You probably know by now that photo voltaic solar panels have been part of my master plan for this home since day one. Utilities are expensive, especially electricity. My wife and I are usually pretty good about turning the lights off when we leave a room, but the bills can still add up.

Wiser Energy System Empowers Home Owners to Manage their Energy Use

Wiser Energy System Empowers Home Owners to Manage their Energy Use

With more states moving toward variable rate plans and surge pricing, when energy is consumed is almost as important as how much energy is used.

Pulte Presents Green Building Research at EEBA Summit

Pulte Presents Green Building Research at EEBA Summit

PulteGroup is looking for ways to build homes that are more resource efficient and also meet consumers' changing desires.

Arizona Green Builder Turns New Neighborhood into an Energy Grid

Arizona Green Builder Turns New Neighborhood into an Energy Grid

Jasper's colossal footprint of stored sunlight energy will be on a scale never-before-seen in the world when considering residential energy storage in a single planned community.

High Performance Homes Earns 3rd Housing Innovation Award

High Performance Homes Earns 3rd Housing Innovation Award

Originating from a production home, the French Country architectural design was customized according to the homeowner’s desires.

Record Crowds at Solar Power International and Energy Storage International Expo

Record Crowds at Solar Power International and Energy Storage International Expo

Over 20,000 attendees saw the latest solar power and energy storage innovations displayed by 700+ exhibitors at the annual Solar Power International (SPI) Expo September 10-13 in Las Vegas. The event, sponsored by SPI and Energy Storage International (ESI), attributed...

First Net-Zero Condos Slated for Ithaca NY

First Net-Zero Condos Slated for Ithaca NY

Combining cutting edge green technology with a walkable location, a car-free or car-light lifestyle is easily attainable.

Nest Smart Thermostat Prepared for the Solar Eclipse

Nest Smart Thermostat Prepared for the Solar Eclipse

The upcoming eclipse represents an opportunity for a special energy rush hour.

Environmentally Friendly Compound on Nantucket Hits the Market

Environmentally Friendly Compound on Nantucket Hits the Market

Powered entirely by cutting edge solar technology, this net zero home also utilizes geothermal innovation for heating and cooling sources.

Here's How the Tesla Solar Roof Works

Here's How the Tesla Solar Roof Works

Two main factors have prevented solar roofs from becoming as mainstream as they ought to be.

Solar Power International Annual Convention Returns to Las Vegas

Solar Power International Annual Convention Returns to Las Vegas

Over 18,000 attendees are expected to attend Solar Power International at Mandalay Bay Convention Center, Las Vegas for the four day event September 10-13.

Transit-Friendly Affordable Housing Earns LEED Platinum

Transit-Friendly Affordable Housing Earns LEED Platinum

The project transformed a simple parking lot into a five-story, transit-oriented development (TOD) within walking distance of the Metro Hollywood/Highland Red Line station.

New DIY Tool Changes the Way Homeowners Go Solar

New DIY Tool Changes the Way Homeowners Go Solar

The solar tool gives users a clear idea of what the home will look like with the panels installed.

Video | New Solar Panel Design Speeds Installation

Video | New Solar Panel Design Speeds Installation

Solar panel installation, always a concern for homeowners, can be become a quick, two-step roof installation process.

EEBA takes summit to new level

EEBA takes summit to new level

Annual event revamped with stronger focus on high-performance building

California Homebuilders Using Solar to Exceed Code Requirements

California Homebuilders Using Solar to Exceed Code Requirements

Many builders are turning to solar to achieve required higher levels of energy efficiency.

Proud Green Home of Louisville Dazzles Local Media

Proud Green Home of Louisville Dazzles Local Media

In two months of spring and summer the home produced as much energy as it used.

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