Smart Neighborhood to 'help families take control of energy use, live better'

Smart Neighborhood to 'help families take control of energy use, live better'

As it nears completion, Alabama Power’s Smart Neighborhood brings together high-performance homes, energy efficient systems and appliances, connected devices and a microgrid on a community-wide scale. Smart Neighborhood in Birmingham is a future-focused, energy-efficient community with homes that are rated...

Developer: Condo tower to be 'healthiest high-rise in Texas'

Developers of a downtown Dallas condo tower are adding wellness features to the list of amenities they hope will draw residents. Hall Group claims the 28-story Hall Arts Residences building will be the "healthiest high-rise in Texas" when it opens...

Program aims to boost residential solar use in Minnesota

Program aims to boost residential solar use in Minnesota

New solar options could increase solar use in Minnesota by 50 percent, according to a company now offering expanded accessibility. CleanChoice Energy, a renewable energy company that provides clean electricity to customers across the country, has launched CleanChoice Energy Community...

Is organic lawn care right for your home?

Is organic lawn care right for your home?

If completely chemical-free lawn care is what a homeowner is seeking, patience is key to success.

Wells Fargo dedicates $200 billion for sustainable financing

Wells Fargo dedicates $200 billion for sustainable financing

Wells Fargo plans to provide $200 billion in financing to sustainable businesses and projects by 2030, with more than 50 percent focused on clean technology and renewable energy transactions that directly support the transition to a low-carbon economy. The company,...

Clean energy subscriptions now available in Philadelphia

Clean energy subscriptions now available in Philadelphia

For many residents, energy is the second largest household expense after mortgage or rent.

Green lender Fannie Mae named Energy Star Partner of the Year

Green lender Fannie Mae named Energy Star Partner of the Year

Fannie Mae has received its fourth consecutive Energy Star Partner of the Year – Sustained Excellence Award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). An Energy Star partner since 2011, Fannie Mae received the award for its continued commitment and...

Largest Passive House development in North America certified in Pittsburgh

Largest Passive House development in North America certified in Pittsburgh

Hillcrest Residences has become the largest confirmed Passive House Institute U.S. certified (PHIUS) development in North America by square footage and number of units, according to a release from the developer. The new, energy-efficient senior housing development brings 66 apartment...

Meritage Homes earns 6th Energy Star Partner of the Year Award

Meritage Homes earns 6th Energy Star Partner of the Year Award

For the sixth consecutive year, Meritage Homes has received the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) 2018 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year – Sustained Excellence Award for its leadership in protecting the environment by advancing energy efficiency in home building....

Tips for making the most of the living landscape at your new home

Tips for making the most of the living landscape at your new home

Take a look at what currently exists in your yard to determine what you love about it and what you’d like to change.

Study: Homeowners paying off PACE energy upgrade loans

Study: Homeowners paying off PACE energy upgrade loans

This report shows that PACE financing is a great way to safely and effectively make important home improvements.

Infographic: How LEED rating systems develop

Infographic: How LEED rating systems develop

Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) is a certification program that provides independent verification of a building’s green features. The program encourages the design, construction, operation and maintenance of resource-efficient, high-performing, healthy, cost-effective buildings.

Acquisition Expected to Boost Solar Installation in Hawaii

Acquisition Expected to Boost Solar Installation in Hawaii

This planned expansion will increase employment in this Hawaiian segment of the organization.

Canadian community earns platinum certification

Canadian community earns platinum certification

A mixed-use residential and commercial real estate development in Victoria, British Columbia, recently earned a major environmental recognition.

LEED Certified Neighborhood Opening In Phoenix

LEED Certified Neighborhood Opening In Phoenix

Nestled in the foothills of South Mountain, the region has retained the flavor of its rural roots while providing residents easy access to all that Phoenix has to offer.

Infographic: Case for conservation-friendly construction

Construction methods need to be more environmentally friendly. However, this isn't just a case of green energy and sustainable materials, plans must also account for the local ecosystem. The construction of both residential and commercial properties is encroaching further and further into the countryside.

6 Ways to Cut Your Water Bill in Half

6 Ways to Cut Your Water Bill in Half

Finding ways to actually help to cut down your water usage and monthly bills is harder than you’d think.

Retrofitting a pathway to affordable housing

Aging properties are in desperate need of improvements, given that nearly 60 percent of multifamily buildings were built before 1980 and more than half of available rentals are at least 50 years old. Investing in retrofitting has the potential to...

Utility Adds Smart Neighborhood Projects to Enable the Smart Grid

Utility Adds Smart Neighborhood Projects to Enable the Smart Grid

The Alabama project features the Southeast's first community-scale microgrid.

LEED for Cities Grants Start with Six Communities

LEED for Cities Grants Start with Six Communities

LEED for Cities enables local governments to measure and track citywide performance by focusing on outcomes, rather than intent.

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