High Performance Homes, No More Cost

High Performance Homes, No More Cost

Energy-efficient and healthy don’t have to mean expensive. Our editors have compiled these top real-world strategies to live the way you want to at a price you can afford.

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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

Prefab approach bridges gap in sustainable Calif. home market

Prefab approach bridges gap in sustainable Calif. home market

With local builders overwhelmed, alternative method can erect residences in just eight hours

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

Listen up: Device designed to hush exterior noise

Listen up: Device designed to hush exterior noise

University's prototype expands on noise-canceling technology for residential, commercial use

Survey: green homes do not always cost more

Survey: green homes do not always cost more

Many buyers have come to expect standard features, and homes integrating specialty green features are becoming more mainstream.

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.

Video | Insulated Concrete Form home designed to battle Texas tornadoes

Video | Insulated Concrete Form home designed to battle Texas tornadoes

Tests have shown that ICFs are able to withstand winds of up to 250 miles per hour.

Make your backyard the life of the party with a landscaping project

Make your backyard the life of the party with a landscaping project

Transforming the yard into more living space makes it a prime destination for the next garden party or backyard barbecue.

Net zero commercial building lease will share energy savings

Net zero commercial building lease will share energy savings

The lease includes annual energy reviews to drive continuous improvement in the building's operation.

Find your good life in the agrihood

Find your good life in the agrihood

Boston-based developer Freehold Communities has plans for eight communities nationwide, several of which are built around the concept of the "agrihood."

Video | Choose remodeling projects that pay off for your home

Video | Choose remodeling projects that pay off for your home

It’s easy for people to overlook some of the improvements that can help optimize their remodeling investment.

EPA honors LG Electronics as Energy Star Partner of the Year

EPA honors LG Electronics as Energy Star Partner of the Year

LG was first recognized as ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year in 2012.

Video | Vulnerable families will love a new 3D printed 'home safe home'

Video | Vulnerable families will love a new 3D printed 'home safe home'

The 3D-printed home serves as a proof-of-concept for sustainable homebuilding that will allow for safer, more affordable homes for more families, faster than ever.

What does your old toilet say about you?

What does your old toilet say about you?

Upgrading your toilet to a new 1.28-gallon model is one of the quickest ways to save water in your home.

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