Founder and chairman Bob Fincher used part of his summer vacation to tour Midwest companies that are championing the integration of green technologies and tactics into our homes and other buildings. Here's what he found.
Electricity use averaged $1 per day, even with the air conditioning set at 71 degrees.
Upgrading your toilet to a new 1.28-gallon model is one of the quickest ways to save water in your home.
Settled in the old Seattle neighborhood amidst 100-year-old craftsman style homes, the 3-story, 2,117 square-foot contemporary home stands out as a testament to maximum efficiency.
Creatively conceived, the Flex House allows homebuyers to design a home that matches their specific living needs.
It occurs to me that some the most important things about building a home are either underground or otherwise unseen, from utilities to time and effort.
The disturbing truth is that, all too often, a glass of tap water also comes with a dose of industrial and agricultural contaminants.
Annual event revamped with stronger focus on high-performance building
Awareness of water quality issues and contaminants that might affect water quality has risen over the past two years.
Many people are able to save hundreds of gallons of water every year with a few plumbing upgrades and lifestyle changes.
As energy efficiency continues to improve, water conservation is becoming the next frontier in residential building.
The awards were given in nine categories, plus an overall Best in Show award.
The reality is that there is a simple, cost-effective, scalable and easily adoptable way to kill bacteria and viruses in water.
73% of Americans have never had their water tested for impurities.
For builders who want to get the most out of a plumbing system, the choice of piping material has a long-term impact on the project.
The relationship between water usage and energy usage has been understood for about the past 10 years, but homebuilders are still struggling with techniques to reduce water use.
Properties wanting to reduce their energy and water consumption levels have a new step forward in water recycling.
According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, 80 percent of pollution to the marine environment comes from the land.
Low-flow toilets and other technology innovations can help save water in every home, and each step can make a difference.
Clean water is more in demand than ever, and fortunately there are some easy-to-use technologies that make managing water easier.