Architect Pros & Students Win Zero Net Energy Design Competition

Architect Pros & Students Win Zero Net Energy Design Competition

Applicants designed plans for student housing that will be ZNE, producing as much clean energy as is used during a year.

Bay Area Residents Have Home Solar Power Storage Options

Bay Area Residents Have Home Solar Power Storage Options

The solar storage systems meet an increasing demand for behind-the-meter storage to deliver grid-tied back-up power and perform energy peak-shifting to reduce electricity bills.

DOE Updates Guidelines for Residential PACE Financing

DOE Updates Guidelines for Residential PACE Financing

Since 2009, more than 100,000 homeowners have made energy efficiency and renewable energy improvements to their homes through the PACE program.

Austin community becomes largest LEED gold neighborhood

Austin community becomes largest LEED gold neighborhood

LEED certification for neighborhood development goes beyond individual green buildings and is changing the way sustainable communities are designed and built.

Cities with Large Carbon Footprints are Hot Spots for Eco-Friendly Home Tech

Cities with Large Carbon Footprints are Hot Spots for Eco-Friendly Home Tech

Cities with the most homes for sale that advertise eco-friendly amenities also the cities that need those amenities most,

Multifamily Project Builds with Recycled Shipping Containers

Multifamily Project Builds with Recycled Shipping Containers

This development will be a first of its type in Edmonton to use repurposed shipping-containers as part of an innovative modular building technology.

Community Solar Brings Free Power Without Panels on the Roof (video)

Community Solar Brings Free Power Without Panels on the Roof (video)

Community solar is a way forward for the residential solar industry which only caters to a small segment of homeowners in select states.

GreenPoint Rated v7.0 Pushes the Edge of Green Building

GreenPoint Rated v7.0 Pushes the Edge of Green Building

Studies show that certifications like GreenPoint Rated can increase home value by up to 9%.

Orlando Approves HERO Financing to Fund PACE Energy Upgrades

Orlando Approves HERO Financing to Fund PACE Energy Upgrades

Since HERO launched nearly five years ago, more than 80,000 homeowners have used it to finance more than$1.9 billion in energy and efficiency improvements .

Carrier Donates Products for Habitat Homes in Los Angeles

Some new Habitat for Humanity homes in California will save energy with new smart thermostats. Following more than two decades of supporting Habitat for Humanity of Central Indiana, Carrier has expanded its support to include Habitat for Humanity in California....

Roof Tile Integrates Solar Cells With Ceramic Tile

Roof Tile Integrates Solar Cells With Ceramic Tile

he solar cells in these roof tiles are invisible, leaving the aesthetic character of any building intact.

GRESB updates green bond guidelines for real estate sector

GRESB updates green bond guidelines for real estate sector

GRESB, the leading global provider of environmental, social and governance (ESG) data for real assets, has released the 2016 update to the GRESB Green Bond Guidelines for the Real Estate Sector. The guidelines build on the green bond principles with...

First Net Zero Home Project Slated for Tribal Lands

First Net Zero Home Project Slated for Tribal Lands

Not only does the project address the need for quality jobs and housing, its sustainability components afford residents relief from outrageous energy bills.

Alabama Leads the U.S. with Largest Number of FORTIFIED Homes

Alabama Leads the U.S. with Largest Number of FORTIFIED Homes

As severe weather events increase in both frequency and severity, more states are looking for ways to make their coastal communities more resilient.

Florida Homeowners Eligible for Energy Efficiency Upgrade Financing

The RenewPACE Program, a clean energy home improvement financing program, is now available to both residential and commercial property owners in the cities of Orlando, Satellite Beach and Doral, and cities and counties in Broward, Pasco, Pinellas, Alachua, Escambia (commercial...

Florida Residents have a New Option for Solar Power

Florida Residents have a New Option for Solar Power

Florida has among the highest electricity consumption in the nation, with annual household electricity consumption approximately 30 percent higher than the U.S. average.

New video showcases opportunities at Greenbuild

New video showcases opportunities at Greenbuild

Greenbuild, the world’s largest conference and expo dedicated to green building and design, provides an array of opportunities for those in the green and sustainability building fields. Designers to developers to builders use the annual event, scheduled for Oct. 5-7...

Study: Homes with Solar Panels are Valued Higher at Resale

Study: Homes with Solar Panels are Valued Higher at Resale

One of the big challenges for residential solar power has been demonstrating that homes with solar panels deserve a premium price.

Survey: Baby Boomer homebuyers value open floor plans, dynamic locations

Survey: Baby Boomer homebuyers value open floor plans, dynamic locations

Research from Hanley Wood and homebuilder Taylor Morrison have just unveiled new research on what buyers in the 55+ age group want when purchasing a new home.

New financing options will boost energy-efficient multifamily investments

Freddie Mac Multifamily designed Green Advantage to help borrowers who see value in energy efficiency for their tenants, communities, businesses and the environment.

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