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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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Sponsor: EEBA




Get Your Home Green Certified

If you're going to create a dream green home, recognize its value with a green home certification.

Type: White Paper

Sponsor: Ply Gem




Take Control of Your Heating and Cooling Costs with High-Performance R-5 Windows

With record temperatures in many parts of the United States, heating and cooling costs are hitting homeowners right in the bank account.

Type: White Paper

Sponsor: Ply Gem


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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.

Where Does Your City Rank for an Active Lifestyle?

The criteria ranges from “average monthly fitness-club fee” to “bike score” to “share of physically inactive residents.”

Survey: Green Apartment Rents Rising Faster Than Salaries

Prices still have a long way to go before they align with what most renters are willing to pay.

Designer Q&A: Going Green in NYC Luxury Apartments

With residential building in New York City undergoing a bit of a boom, some developers are seeing the value of offering green and sustainably designed housing.

What's the Price of the Most Famous House in the World?

The home has never been sold and is not on the market.

Phase 1 of 500 Zero Energy Ready Home Development Opens for Sale

Every home built by Green Street Cottages in the mixed-use development will be certified DOE Zero Energy Ready.

USGBC Ranks Top 10 Countries for LEED Green Building

These countries represent the ever-growing international demand for LEED-certified green buildings.

Safe Water Can Change a Community (video)

The reality is that there is a simple, cost-effective, scalable and easily adoptable way to kill bacteria and viruses in water.

Washington, D.C. Could Enhance Livability with Smart Surface Technologies

Smart surface strategies, such as cool roofs, green roofs, solar PV and porous pavements could enhance health and livability and cut summer peak temperature.

Digital Experiences Help Builders Generate Reviews and Sell More Homes

Builders must go beyond a basic website to communicate with people who've grown up in the Internet age and rely on user reviews to make many buying decisions.

New Home Inspired by 19th Century Farmhouse

A plan to recreate the dilapidated farmhouse as part of a cluster development was preferable to replacing it with a contemporary home.

NYC Targets Energy Efficiency for Apartment Buildings

The new program offers a no-cost, 30-hour training program for small, multifamily building maintenance staff.

Bayti Townhomes Are First UAE Residential Project to Earn LEED for Homes Status

Bayti, which translates from Arabic as ‘my home,’ is inspired by Mediterranean architecture.

LEED Platinum Prefab Model Rated for Hurricane Zones (video)

Construction crews can install the modular home in one day because it is 90 percent built in a Central Florida manufacturing plant.

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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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