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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




Ply Gem’s Sustainable Vision

Are you a homeowner that's becoming more interested in your green home? You're not alone. According to McGraw Hill Construction Studies, two-thirds of homeowners are aware of green building.

Type: White Paper

Sponsor: Ply Gem




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.

Type: Guide

Sponsor: EEBA


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Affordable Net-Zero Homes Enter North America's Northern Metropolis

Landmark Homes now comfortably uses affordable and net zero home in the same sentence.

Resource Emerges for Tiny House DIY-ers (Video)

So appealing is the tiny house, that many adventurous DIY-ers have set out to build their own tiny home.

Oregon Net Zero Home Earns First Living Building Challenge Residential Certification

Developed by the International Living Future Institute, the Living Building Challenge certification requires actual, rather than modeled or anticipated, performance.

Construction Begins at Whisper Valley Eco Smart Community

All of the homes will be capable of achieving the carbon-neutral standard promoted by the city of Austin for all new construction homes,


Is Passive House worth the cost?

Although energy costs associated with Passive House significantly lower, other benefits harder to quantify.


Luxury Geothermal Home Hits Market at $34 Million

It's a record setting price, eclipsing last month's record sale of $23 million in the same Vail Village neighborhood.

Two Eco Friendly Multifamily Developments Rise in Cleveland

TheRiverSouth homes incorporate smart home and high performance home technology and building techniques.

Seattle Developer Completes 3 Net Zero Ready Homes

The builder’s goal is to build every home with the ability to produce the same amount of energy as it consumes.

See the Story Behind EWS and Our Passion for Clean Water

Everyone wants to drink healthy water in their homes. But it's not always easy to know the best way to provide it for your family.

Study: Venues Across the Globe are Embracing LEED Green Building

Venues that incorporate LEED into their buildings enjoy increased cost-savings, decreased annual operating costs and a higher return on investment overall.

Arizona Builder Launches 2 LEED Certified Developments

Maracay officials say this makes the company the only large-scale homebuilder in metro Phoenix building homes to achieve LEED certification.

London-style Development in Houston Honored in National Design Competition

Winfield Gate, a London-style luxury townhouse community in Texas that’s minutes away from Houston’s downtown, has been honored as the Multifamily Community of the Year.

Community Solar Gardens Remove Rooftop Roadblocks

Solar energy is more affordable than ever for many homes, but there are still residences that are not suitable for rooftop solar panels.

Two Green Thumbs Up For Massachusetts

I knew I was in for a treat when I signed up for a weekend in Western Massachusetts.

Belfast Ecovillage Homes Achieve High Indoor Air Quality And Energy

Belfast Ecovillage homes are nearly airtight and contain an air barrier, meaning that virtually no uncontrolled outside air enters the home.

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Learn about sustainable communities planned for low environmental impact and efficient use of resources. These communities are designed to enhance healthy lifestyles and bring people together to make their lives and homes exceptional.

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