High Performance Homes, No More Cost

This Best Practices document will provide many new real-world strategies and approaches to building a better high performance home without additional cost.

Type: Guide

Sponsor: EEBA




Water Reuse: Trends in Residential Water Recycling and Grey Water Use

As water resources have been increasingly stressed by drought conditions, other shortages and overloaded municipal water treatment plants, water reuse and grey water have become two of the most common topics within the professional sector. This white paper takes a look at residential water reuse and some products that reduce water consumption.

Type: White Paper

Sponsor: Bio-Microbics




Creating a Building Envelope That Beats Code

In order to build a high performance home, builders need to embrace new technologies and techniques. The results can be greatly improved over traditional approaches. This white paper takes a look at some of the top things homebuilders should consider in choosing a wall system for the best building envelope.

Type: White Paper

Sponsor: Fox Blocks


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Mercedes-Benz Launches Home Energy Storage System

This is Mercedes-Benz Energy's first collaboration with a U.S. solar provider, bringing its premium, high-performance, road-tested technology for home

Solar Power Pays Off in 10 Midwest Cities

Listings in these cities that mention “solar power” sell at a price premium when compared to listings that don’t mention “solar power.”

Home Solar Storage Batteries Now in California (video)

California residents can now purchase and have installed the Sonnen battery system to help manage renewable energy and peak time energy use.

Prefab Homes and Small Homes Trends Combine in New Book

The latest book from author Sheri Koones explores the beauty, variety, design, and positive benefits of small-scale, prefab construction.

Community destroyed by wind now using wind to power it

It was the most intense tornado season the region had seen in 50 years and the city of Greensburg, Kansas, saw the worst of it.

Generating power at home is easier than ever

Generating renewable energy at home, particularly solar power, continues to be gain ground as prices fall and homeowners and builders come to understand the long-term value.

Grab bag o’ .gov goodness for green home tax incentives

If you’re building or renovating green, or are even thinking about it, there are some big tax incentives for you.

Countdown: Top 10 high performance home features of 2015

More than half of home builders expect to be doing 60 percent or more of their new homes green by 2020, an interest reflected in the Top 10 feature stories for 2015.

Low-voltage radiant heating operates from solar power at Greenbuild

In the Net Zero Zone at Greenbuild 2015, companies demonstrated their ability to operate from renewable energy at the Washington Convention Center.


Bosch to assist low-income communities with energy-saving strategies

As part of the EPA's Clean Power Plan, Bosch Thermotechnology will continue its outreach to school districts in low income and extreme climate areas.

White House reveals clean energy commitments

President Obama unveiled a set of impressive private and public sector commitments aimed at accelerating the nation’s transition to a cleaner and more productive energy economy.

Take a look at how wind turbines work

With wind power contributing more the nation's renewable energy sources, it's cool to see what's behind those massive wind turbine blades.

Zero Energy Ready Homes can generate electricity at home to slash utility bills

As net zero energy homes become more mainstream, homeowners are looking for ways to generate electricity at home.

Tesla announces batteries for home renewable energy storage

Electric vehicle manufacturer Tesla will sell a home battery system that would allow consumers to store energy from home solar or wind systems.

5 green upgrades you should consider for your home

More and more people realize that preserving the environment of our planet is to a large degree a personal cause.

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