RI getting fed funding for home energy-efficiency

Rhode Island's congressional delegation announced today that the state will receive more than $887,000 in federal funding to make homes more energy-efficient, according to The Boston Globe. The funding from the Weatherization Assistance Program is designed to help with improvements such as weather stripping and caulking around windows and doors.

KB Home receives 12 Energy Star Leadership in Housing awards

KB Home is the recipient of 12 2011 Energy Star Leadership in Housing awards from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

Folding glass wall system meets Passive House Standards

NanaWall Systems announced its newest product for architects and builders — NanaWall WA67 with triple glazing and a foam layer to meet Passive House Standards. The Passive House Institute, an independent consulting and research firm that performs research and development...

Builder creating energy-efficient homes in Santa Rosa, Calif.

Homebuilder Meritage Homes worked for two years on research and development to create an energy-efficient home that could have a zero carbon footprint but not cost more or reduce comfort, according to the North Bay Business Journal. Arizona-based Meritage has...

Use valuable energy tax credits when remodeling

Thinking about pulling the trigger on a home improvement project but concerned about how far your remodeling dollar can stretch in a tight economy? Uncle Sam has made things a little easier by offering valuable energy efficiency tax credits on...

Senior housing project achieves LEED certification

A senior housing project in Minnesota is the first such project in the state to achieve the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design NC Silver Certification by the U.S. Green Building Council. The project is named WindSong and opened in November 2009.

Church cuts carbon footprint

Cutting its carbon footprint by about 55 percent and saving thousands in energy bills, an Oregon church is celebrating its adoption of several pieces of green technology, while encouraging other groups to follow suit. According to KMTR.com, The First United...

Survey: More American homes saving money with energy-efficient windows

More U.S. homeowners are saving money with eco-friendly windows, but fewer families in multi-family and rental homes have the same opportunity. According to the Residential Energy Consumption Survey (RECS), conducted by the U.S.

High-performance film upgrades old windows to low-e standards

Upgrading to energy-efficient windows is one way to improve utility bills, but if that's not in the budget then Solar Gard offers a new option for existing windows. The company's AG 50 Low-E window film transforms standard glass into high-performance...

Enter sweepstakes to win $10,000 worth of Park Avenue windows

You could win up to $10,000 worth of replacement windows for your home in the Park Avenue Windows Energy-Efficient Windows Sweepstakes. This exclusive window system features the E3-MAX triple-pane insulating glass system that features two lites of low-E glass and...

New energy-efficient window system adapts to any home design

New energy-efficient window system adapts to any home design

Homeowners and builders now have a flexible option for energy-saving windows in new construction and remodeling projects.Solar Innovations, based in Pine Grove, Pa., launched its mulled window and door system that allows users to mix and match components depending on...

Insulated window shades qualify for tax credits

Insulated window shades qualify for tax credits

If you’re looking for a way to save energy and take advantage of the energy-efficiency tax credits, consider window coverings. The Department of Energy says windows account for 30 percent of building heating and cooling energy loss in the United...

DOE's goal to make R-5 energy-saving windows more affordable

New energy-saving windows will help homeowners go green and save money on the utility bills. After all, windows account for 30 percent of building heating and cooling energy loss in the United States, according to the Department of Energy.  It stands to reason then that upgrading windows would offer a good return on the investment.

Enter the Ugly Window Contest for a chance to green your home's windows

Sick of looking out of your ugly windows? Are you embarrassed to have company over because your windows are hideous? Tired of paying more than you should for heating because of a constant draft that you can't get rid of?...

Some green home tax credits survive for 2011

The 2010 deadline has passed for the most generous tax credits for home energy efficiency improvements, but some credits continue through 2011 and beyond. For 2011, the Non-Business Energy Property Credit has been extended as part of the renewal of...

Energy-efficient R-5 windows coming to market in 2011

Energy-efficient R-5 windows coming to market in 2011

Imagine a window that’s almost as energy efficient as a wall. That’s the goal of the new R-5 window standard that will hit the market this year. Ply Gem, a large building-products manufacturer, displayed its entry into the R-5 window program at the International Builders’ Show.

Tax credits for energy-efficient windows and doors extended for 2011 at reduced rates

Federal tax credits for windows and doors, set to expire Dec. 31, 2010, have been extended through 2011, though with a lower limit.

JELD-WEN windows and doors win Green Approved label from NAHB

Choices for sustainable windows and doors just grew, as three JELD-WEN products were labeled Green Approved by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) Research Center. JELD-WEN earned Green Approved designation for the following product lines for remodeling or new...

6 tips for energy-efficient windows

Upgrading windows is one way to improve comfort and energy efficiency in a home. The folks at WindowsReplacement.net offer up six new technologies in the replacement window market that homeowners should consider. Low-emissivity (low-E) glass keeps heat inside a home in the winter and out of the home in the summer.

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