LED lighting helps preserve Frank Lloyd Wright's Taliesin West

LED lighting helps preserve Frank Lloyd Wright's Taliesin West

Preservation is not a new science, but LED lighting technology is making it easier for historic landmarks around the globe to preserve their legacy for the 21st century and beyond.

Zero net energy homes test will guide California to Big Bold Goal

Zero net energy homes test will guide California to Big Bold Goal

A community of 20 zero net energy houses will be built as part of an energy use evaluation project in California.

Americans face community design-related barriers to living healthy lives

Americans face community design-related barriers to living healthy lives

Many Americans face significant community design-related barriers to living a healthy life, according to a new report.

Net positive Passive House opens in Maine

Net positive Passive House opens in Maine

The Viridescent House, the first net-positive Passive House in Maine, opened as part of a $10-$15 million investment TideSmart Global is making in its sustainable campus.

Bosch launches geothermal awareness campaign

Bosch launches geothermal awareness campaign

Bosch Thermotechnology has launched a campaign to create awareness of geothermal heating and cooling as an unlimited, renewable form of energy to boost greater adoption in the marketplace.

Utilities use smart thermostats for demand control

Utilities use smart thermostats for demand control

One Oklahoma utility is using smart thermostats to manage electrical demand to avoid building new fossil fuel power plants.

LEED homes hit the real estate market

LEED homes hit the real estate market

Usually the vision of their owners, LEED certified homes are hitting the real estate market across the country.

Multifamily housing loan gets first green building pricing break

Multifamily housing loan gets first green building pricing break

A multifamily rental property in New Jersey will receive an interest rate reduction on its Fannie Mae loan due to LEED certification. Fannie Mae said the the first loan to close with its Multifamily Green Building Certification Pricing Break will...

Sign up to win HGTV Smart Home 2015

Sign up to win HGTV Smart Home 2015

The modern Austin farmhouse is in keeping with the city’s “Imagine Austin” development plan and the McMansion ordinance that limits the size and configuration of new homes in central Austin.

Smart storage for renewable energy extends the solar day

Smart storage for renewable energy extends the solar day

The JuiceBox Energy system is designed to extend the solar day by supporting self-consumption when rates are highest.

 More cities adopting smart water meters

More cities adopting smart water meters

The city of Santa Fe has a unique set of needs -- from water scarcity to a challenging geography -- which make installing cellular smart water meters attractive.

 Modular senior housing communities win LEED Platinum

Modular senior housing communities win LEED Platinum

Two Elite Care senior living communities using modular construction were certified as LEED Platinum.

US adds record solar electric generating capacity and solar jobs

US adds record solar electric generating capacity and solar jobs

Solar power installations represented 32 percent of new electric generating capacity in 2014, boosting overall installed capacity of 20 gigawatts.

 Words Matter: DOE reveals building science translator

Words Matter: DOE reveals building science translator

One of the hurdles in adoption of green building practices is informing consumers about the long-term benefits of energy-efficient homes.

  10 bleakest cities of 2015 to receive Lowe's makeovers

10 bleakest cities of 2015 to receive Lowe's makeovers

This winter has been one of the harshest on record, and for many communities, the first day of spring didn't bring much relief.

More new homes offer efficiency & sustainable features

More new homes offer efficiency & sustainable features

Surveys indicate that efficiency is among the most-wanted features of home buyers and that builders are responding to this demand.

10 good reasons to buy a new home

10 good reasons to buy a new home

Homebuyers everywhere are usually faced with the problem of where to buy, when to buy and should they buy a new home or and older one.

New online tool to learn more about comfort, health and safety of homes

New online tool to learn more about comfort, health and safety of homes

The Building Performance Institute, Inc. (BPI) has introduced an online resource for homeowners who care about the comfort, health and safety of their homes.

Does renewable energy really save money?

Does renewable energy really save money?

The argument that an increase in renewable energy in the United States means more expensive electricity has pervaded the debate on renewables versus fossil fuels for decades.

Affordable housing project adds solar heat and power

Affordable housing project adds solar heat and power

A 40-unit affordable housing project was recently upgraded with solar water heating and solar photovoltaic systems.

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