Video | Six Reasons to Build a Zero Energy Ready Home

Video | Six Reasons to Build a Zero Energy Ready Home

Zero energy homes are some of the most energy efficient homes on the planet.

Demand for HERS Ratings Grows Through 2017

Demand for HERS Ratings Grows Through 2017

Not only is there an increase in the number of HERS rated homes, but the energy performance of those homes built is increasing.

Green Organizations Push Canada to Adopt Ultra Energy Efficient Building Codes

Green Organizations Push Canada to Adopt Ultra Energy Efficient Building Codes

The Pan-Canadian Framework set the stage for bold action in the building sector, with a number of key commitments that will offer some of the lowest cost, most rapidly achievable GHG reductions.

Homebuyers Willing to Sacrifice Home Square Footage to Gain Outdoor Space

Homebuyers Willing to Sacrifice Home Square Footage to Gain Outdoor Space

Outdoor living is becoming just as important as the indoors.

DOE Announces Winners of Housing Innovation Awards

DOE Announces Winners of Housing Innovation Awards

This year's winners include 26 homes across 5 housing categories from 24 builders.

Nest Smart Thermostat Prepared for the Solar Eclipse

Nest Smart Thermostat Prepared for the Solar Eclipse

The upcoming eclipse represents an opportunity for a special energy rush hour.

Here's How the Tesla Solar Roof Works

Here's How the Tesla Solar Roof Works

Two main factors have prevented solar roofs from becoming as mainstream as they ought to be.

Real Estate Groups Expanding Green Features in MLS

Real Estate Groups Expanding Green Features in MLS

One of the keys to increasing consumer awareness of green or high performance homes is adding that information to Multiple Listing Service descriptions for homes in local markets.

Transit-Friendly Affordable Housing Earns LEED Platinum

Transit-Friendly Affordable Housing Earns LEED Platinum

The project transformed a simple parking lot into a five-story, transit-oriented development (TOD) within walking distance of the Metro Hollywood/Highland Red Line station.

Behr Paint Reveals 2018 Color of the Year: 'In The Moment'

Behr Paint Reveals 2018 Color of the Year: 'In The Moment'

People desire a personal and meaningful connection to their homes and surroundings.

Ultra Low Energy Retrofits Meet Aggressive Targets

Ultra Low Energy Retrofits Meet Aggressive Targets

Over the past decade, a small number of ULE building retrofit projects have been documented in more than 20 states.

New Program Guides Cradle to Cradle Product Certification

New Program Guides Cradle to Cradle Product Certification

The Foundations program is a perfect next-step for learning how to implement Cradle to Cradle Certified within a company.

Infographic | Steps to Build Your Own Log Cabin

Infographic | Steps to Build Your Own Log Cabin

The challenge of building your very own log cabin is exciting, but most importantly, it is very achievable.

Mini Splits Add HVAC to Historic Homes

Mini Splits Add HVAC to Historic Homes

Historic homes were often built before central heating and air conditioning was widely available, and many older homes have no ductwork at all.

You Could Be Wasting Money Cooling an Empty Home

You Could Be Wasting Money Cooling an Empty Home

The best way for consumers to control their electric bills, and help the environment, is to reduce consumption.

Coffered Ceiling: An Acoustic Solution For Any Space

Coffered Ceiling: An Acoustic Solution For Any Space

Coffered ceilings are a far more attractive solution to other acoustic sound blockers.

EEBA summit to help builders, manufacturers connect

EEBA summit to help builders, manufacturers connect

Organizers: Eliminating annual expo in favor of one-on-one meetings enables participants to learn from each other about high-performance development.

Wellness and Asthma Prevention in the Home

Wellness and Asthma Prevention in the Home

In a staggering statistic, nearly 26 million Americans suffer from asthma, including more than 7 million children.

Nationwide Tap Water Report Details Pollutants in Virtually All U.S. Public Water Systems

Nationwide Tap Water Report Details Pollutants in Virtually All U.S. Public Water Systems

The disturbing truth is that, all too often, a glass of tap water also comes with a dose of industrial and agricultural contaminants.

Arizona Production Builder Adopts Envelope Air Sealing Technology

Arizona Production Builder Adopts Envelope Air Sealing Technology

Aerobarrier technology recently completed final field trials where it was used to seal the envelopes of hundreds of homes.

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