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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




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




How to Choose Sustainable Products for Your Home

These days everything from trash bags to whole communities is labeled as "sustainable." What does that really mean? The essence of the term sustainable is "that which can be maintained over time."

Type: White Paper

Sponsor: SCHOTT North America


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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.

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.

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