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Top 10 2016 Green Home News Items

Here's a look back at the Top 10 news items for 2016, ranked in ascending order of popularity.

Designer Q&A: Going Green in NYC Luxury Apartments

With residential building in New York City undergoing a bit of a boom, some developers are seeing the value of offering green and sustainably designed housing.

4 Tips to Prevent a Thanksgiving Energy Bill Spike

The holiday contributes to an annual increase in energy use due to a usual drop in temperatures, lights staying on longer, and appliances operating more frequently.

New Ontario Building Codes Mandate Drain Water Heat Recovery

New residential building codes in Ontario mandate a 15 percent increase in energy performance, including the use of a vertical drain water heat recovery system.

Solar Community Makes Net Zero the New Normal

By meeting Built Green’s rigorous green standards, Lakeview exceeds the already high Washington State energy code by more than 50%.

Low Flow Toilets and Fixtures Cut Water Use Without Changing Habits

Like high-efficiency lights, high-efficiency plumbing fixtures can help reduce water use, regardless of the bad habits of the people living in the home.

Don’t be Spooked by Energy Saving Urban Legends

Separate fact from fiction around five popular home energy myths that just don’t add up.

Americans Are Ready to Update to an Intelligent Toilet

Americans want what intelligent toilets and cleansing seats have to offer, but they remain uncommon in the United States.

Greenbuild 2016 Product Preview

The Greenbuild International Conference and Expo is the Super Bowl of the high performance building world, and everyone brings their A game.

High Performance Homes 'LEED' to Savings for Owners

Of the 647,800 single-family homes build in the United States in 2014, less than 1 percent met LEED standards.

Smart controls manage hot water energy use for multifamily units

Regardless of whether a building has a tank or tankless water heater, the water in the lines between the water heater and the fixture loses heat


High-Tech, High-End Bath Design has a New Home in NYC

This new display brings to life visually the technological ingenuity of TOTO’s feature products.

Master Bathrooms are Going High Tech

Homeowners are investing in luxurious features in their upgraded master bathrooms to create spaces worth lingering in.

Survey: Majority of Americans Concerned About Water Safety

73% of Americans have never had their water tested for impurities.

Research Proves the Value of On-demand Recirculation Pumps

Homebuilders and owners literally around the world are interested in saving water and energy through on-demand water pumps.

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