Help for Your Biologically-Failed Septic Systems

On average, every home discharges 250 gallons of waste water every day. While conservation efforts and knowing what not to put down drains reduces stress on septic systems, they can still fail for a number of reasons, potentially releasing everything...

Type: White Paper

Sponsor: Bio-Microbics




Utility Ground Loop Service Model Transforms Geothermal Heating and Cooling Costs

Geothermal heat pump systems can save 30 to 50 percent in heating and cooling costs. But the initial costs for installing the ground loop have been a stumbling block the industry has struggled with for years. However, a new approach to financing the ground loops has made it easier for new communities to adopt geothermal heating and cooling.

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An Arizona City Conserves Precious Resource by Using a Water Saving Device

Arizona is no stranger to water awareness. While the air quality is wonderful, annual rainfall hovers around single digits. In June 2000, one city in Arizona instituted a plumbing code mandating all new residential construction have dedicated hot-water return lines...

Type: Case Study

Sponsor: ACT D'MAND Systems


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DOE Announces Winners of Housing Innovation Awards

This year's winners include 26 homes across 5 housing categories from 24 builders.

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.

Real Estate Groups Expanding Green Features in MLS

One of the keys to increasing consumer awareness of green or high performance homes is adding that information to Multiple Listing Service descriptions for homes in local markets.

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.

Ultra Low Energy Retrofits Meet Aggressive Targets

Over the past decade, a small number of ULE building retrofit projects have been documented in more than 20 states.

EEBA summit to help builders, manufacturers connect

Organizers: Eliminating annual expo in favor of one-on-one meetings enables participants to learn from each other about high-performance development.

Create and Conserve: The Next Step in Homes that Are Smart About Energy

Eco-friendly building concepts and technologies that ten years ago were novel, untested and prohibitively expensive, have been refined and made more affordable.

British Columbia Affordable Housing Renewal Project Develops Better Homes that Cost Less

However, if you live in an older building, or one in need of upgrades, you might be keenly aware that your home lacks these benefits.

Unique presentations to bring high energy to high-performance summit

PechaKucha looks to spur ideas through 'electric' approach

Green Building Coalition certifies 15,000 projects as ‘Florida Green’

Builders and developers across Florida have found our criteria to be very effective and easy to implement.

Home Innovation Issues First NGBS Green Certification Based on 2015 NGBS

As development of the 2018 version of the National Green Building Standard (NGBS) recently commenced, Home Innovation today issued its first NGBS Green certification of a home to the 2015 version of the standard. The Atlanta-area single-family home of designer...

Concerns About Drinking Water Rising Along with Temperatures

Summer months mean rising temperatures and more outdoor activities, making it even more important to ensure members of your family are properly hydrated.

How Millennials are Changing the Housing Market

Tightened inventory, difficulty receiving credit and lower than average salaries have kept many of these buyers out of the market, but most economists see that as a temporary setback.

Augmented Reality App Places Homes on Empty Lots

New home shoppers can now use augmented reality to visualize what their potential new home may look like on their land.


EEBA takes summit to new level

Annual event revamped with stronger focus on high-performance building

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