Grant Will Improve Low- and Moderate-Income Homeowner Access to Solar and Energy Efficiency Upgrades

Grant Will Improve Low- and Moderate-Income Homeowner Access to Solar and Energy Efficiency Upgrades

PACE financing levels the playing field for homeowners who do not meet the enhanced credit standard required to finance solar using loans or leases.

25% of Australian Homes Have Gone Solar

25% of Australian Homes Have Gone Solar

Experts predict that adoption of solar power may slow next year.

DOE Fighting Red Tape That Slows Solar Installations

DOE Fighting Red Tape That Slows Solar Installations

Communities achieving the highest SolSmart rating are doing even more to speed up the solar process.

Indian Builder Launches Luxurious Co-living Homes Made of Shipping Containers

Indian Builder Launches Luxurious Co-living Homes Made of Shipping Containers

The prefabricated homes were designed  to withstand the weather conditions in India and meet the living needs and aspirations of the young adults who relocate to cities for jobs.

Survey: More Americans Concerned About Water Quality

Survey: More Americans Concerned About Water Quality

Thirty-six percent of those surveyed said they are concerned about contaminants in their water.

Funding Contest Looking for Smart City Solutions

Funding Contest Looking for Smart City Solutions

Through the program, technology providers are tasked with proposing hardware and software solutions that contribute to safer, more sustainable communities.

New Home Markets with a High Concentration of Tech Jobs Perform the Best

New Home Markets with a High Concentration of Tech Jobs Perform the Best

June data from Meyers Research showed a solid increase in new home sales across many top markets in the country. On a national level, new home sales rose to an average of 2.23 sales per community, up 4.2% compared to...

Solar House Designed to Stand Up to Hurricanes

Solar House Designed to Stand Up to Hurricanes

The SURE House, winner of the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon 2015, was designed by the Stevens Institute of Technology to meet the needs of middle-and-working class residents in New York and New Jersey who experienced severe damage from...

Understanding the Residential Green and Energy Efficient Appraisal Addendum

In today’s real estate market, the increasing number of homes with green or energy efficient features has compounded the research issue for many appraisers.

See How Your Home Compares Nationally with 2016 Census Bureau Housing Report

See How Your Home Compares Nationally with 2016 Census Bureau Housing Report

On June 1, the U.S. Census Bureau released the 2016 Characteristics of New Housing Report, which provides annual statistics on the characteristics of new privately owned residential structures by census region.

Australia Passive House Partnership Promotes Thermal Comfort

A typical Passive House uses 80 per cent less energy than standard practice.

Queens Co-Op Opts for Solar Power

When completed, the project will be among the largest rooftop installations in the New York City area.

Production Builder Wins Cross Border Energy Challenge

Production Builder Wins Cross Border Energy Challenge

The competition is based on the company’s lowest HERS (Home Energy Rating System) score.

Program aims to increase appraisal accuracy

Program aims to increase appraisal accuracy

Two industry organizations are teaming up to give buyers of single- and multi-family homes a better understanding of a building’s projected energy bills. The program from RESNET and the Appraisal Institute would include HERS scores on appraisal forms in some...

Resilient Building Planned for Indian Reservation

Resilient Building Planned for Indian Reservation

The Thunder Valley Regenerative Plan is a visionary community design collaboration with the intent to create a sustainable, climate-change-resilient community.

PACE Supporters Challenge Proposed Legislation

Overall, PACE financing has empowered more than 100,000 American homeowners to make home energy and efficiency improvements.

Survey: Interest Rates Hikes Don't Stop Home Ownership Dreams (Infographic)

Survey: Interest Rates Hikes Don't Stop Home Ownership Dreams (Infographic)

Prospective first-time and upgrade homebuyers are cautious about rising home prices and interest rates, and are sensing growing risk.

Don't be Tempted by Greenwashing Sins

Don't be Tempted by Greenwashing Sins

Not every product that claims to be "green" will stand up to scrutiny.

Sustainability Trends: Sustainable Homes and Communities

Sustainability Trends: Sustainable Homes and Communities

Embracing sustainable energy by eliminating the use of fossil fuels is the only way to stop global warming. The trend to stop the damage that is causing greenhouse gas emissions has been embraced by many countries.

KB Home Report: 100,000 Energy Star Homes Built

KB Home takes a broad approach to sustainability, focusing on energy efficiency, as well as water conservation, healthier indoor environments, smart home capabilities and waste reduction.

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