Green Gardening Tips for Spring 2018

Green Gardening Tips for Spring 2018

Here's a handy checklist to help turn your garden into an eco-friendly paradise.

New Toolkit Helps Turn Building Performance Data into Action

New Toolkit Helps Turn Building Performance Data into Action

In many buildings, energy use and its associated costs and pollution could be cut by 30 percent or more.

AHR 2018 sets new attendance mark

AHR 2018 sets new attendance mark

AHR Expo 2018 proved to be a record-setter. The world’s largest showcase of HVAC and refrigeration products and technologies attracted more than 70,000 visitors from around the world, a 6 percent jump over last year, according to newly released ASHRAE...

DOE report highlights geothermal advances

DOE report highlights geothermal advances

Geothermal technologies today – like all high-potential technologies – are driven by research and development platforms that focus not only on what’s required now, but where the needs are in the future. Geothermal energy continues to show tremendous potential, with...

Report: Communities should build well to live well

Report: Communities should build well to live well

Partnerships needed to meet the desperate need, rising demand for healthier homes, communities

Massachusetts Geothermal Rebates Made Easy for Homeowners

Geothermal becomes feasible for many more homeowners who previously thought it was financially out of their reach.

Panasonic building smart city outside Denver

Panasonic building smart city outside Denver

Panasonic’s presence is just about everywhere these days, from car batteries to airplanes. Now, now the company is building a smart city. Called CityNow, the futuristic city is rising outside Denver and will be a living lab experiment for creating...

Dow and USGBC Partner to Support Sustainable Cities and Promote Energy Efficiency

Dow and USGBC Partner to Support Sustainable Cities and Promote Energy Efficiency

The goal of the collaboration is to measurably reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions through improved energy efficiency in buildings.

Nevada Reconsiders Solar Net Metering Credits

Nevada Reconsiders Solar Net Metering Credits

Over the course of the next year, the solar market in Nevada is expected to increase exponentially.

Recycling on rise at multifamily residences in Atlanta

Recycling on rise at multifamily residences in Atlanta

All around Atlanta, new buildings are taking shape. As people want to live inside the city’s perimeter with easy access to transit, fresh food and more sustainable living, most of the buildings are multifamily units and more than half of...

Two New Apps Help Homebuyers Make Smart Decisions

By making hidden livability factors more transparent, homebuyers can prioritize their home search based on what matters to them.

Experts Raise Expectations for Home Price Growth in 2018

The United States is in the middle of a supply crisis – the number of homes for sale has fallen on an annual basis for the past 33 straight months.

Five Affordable Housing Communities Go Solar

Five Affordable Housing Communities Go Solar

The solar development impacts 545 low-income family and senior households, reducing resident energy bills, and providing solar installation job training for the community.

Seattle Study: Green Homes Save Twice As Much Energy As Anticipated

Seattle Study: Green Homes Save Twice As Much Energy As Anticipated

The study showed that certified homes saved homeowners more than $500 per year in electricity bills.

Infographic: Making the most of recycling

Recycling programs in multifamily buildings and commercial structures have grown in popularity over the years. Recycling isn't always easy.

First Los Angeles Zero Net Energy Multifamily Affordable Housing Development Uses Solar Power

First Los Angeles Zero Net Energy Multifamily Affordable Housing Development Uses Solar Power

The 49-unit building in south Los Angeles will provide homes and supportive services for formerly homeless veterans.

Artificial Sweeteners in Groundwater Indicate Contamination from Septic Systems

Artificial sweeteners are ideal human wastewater tracers as they exit the human body essentially unchanged.

DOE hands out 2017 Housing Innovation Awards

DOE hands out 2017 Housing Innovation Awards

ATLANTA – The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) presented the 2017 Housing Innovation Awards to 24 of the nation's leading builders at the recent Energy and Environmental Building Alliance's High Performance Home Summit in Atlanta. Overall, 26 award-winning homes were...

Reports makes case for investment in N.C. energy efficient construction

Reports makes case for investment in N.C. energy efficient construction

A new report from the North Carolina Building Performance Association (NCBPA) helps make the business case for new and renewed state investment in energy efficient construction in North Carolina. The report provides policymakers, regulators and utilities a variety of reasons...

Green building takes hold for single- and multifamily markets

Green building takes hold for single- and multifamily markets

Use of renewables, interest among prospective buyers on the rise

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