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High Performance Homes, No More Cost

This Best Practices document will provide many new real-world strategies and approaches to building a better high performance home without additional cost.

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Remodeling Survey: Hawaii Leads Nation in Home Renovation Plans

The GetHearth.com Home Renovation Survey recently ranked the U.S. states with the most home renovations planned for the upcoming year.

Use Green Home Technology to Minimize Your Carbon Footprint

Innovative green home technology is making energy efficient and sustainable way of living more accessible than ever.

Google Buys Modular Homes to Solve Housing Crunch

Employers and residents in Silicon Valley have faced a severe housing shortage for years.

Lennar Launches Smart Home Designs with Amazon Alexa

Wi-Fi CERTIFIED Home Design brings a standardized approach to new residential Wi-Fi network design to help ensure whole-home connectivity.

Colorado Production Builder Builds Two LEED Silver Single Family Homes

There are very few single-family homes that currently obtain a LEED v4 certification.

Homeowners Are Making The Grade When It Comes To Energy Efficiency

While homeowners show that they are willing to take steps to conserve energy, they are not likely to sacrifice their comfort over savings

New Resources for Modular Building Code Compliance

Off-site construction can provide real solutions to many challenges facing the construction industry today.

USGBC Statement on Withdrawal of the U.S. from the Paris Agreement

We are facing an important crossroads, and America must keep building.

Appraisers Have Improved Tool to Aid Valuation of Green Home Features

The objective of this Addendum is to standardize the communication of the high performance features of residential properties.

1st Certified Passive House PLUS to Start Construction in Vancouver

The two story residence uses up to 90 percent less energy for heating and cooling than a code-built home.

Solar Power Pays Off in 10 Midwest Cities

Listings in these cities that mention “solar power” sell at a price premium when compared to listings that don’t mention “solar power.”

Drainwater Heat Recovery Devices Moving into Building Codes

More than 60,000 devices drainwater heat recovery systems have been installed in North America.

Greening the MLS Drives High Performance Home Trends

In the future, as more resource-efficient homes are retrofitted, sold, resold, and built, their valuation will become second nature.

5 Ways to Reduce Energy Bills By Investing in Home Solar

While a solar power investment aligns homeowners with the popular green energy movement, there are also solid financial reasons to invest in solar.

High Rise Residential Buildings Leading the Way for LEED

As commercial buildings, high-rise residential projects are pursuing LEED and other green building certifications to reflect their environmental impact.

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