Skylights let the sunshine and fresh air into your home

Skylights let the sunshine and fresh air into your home

Filling your home with daylight and fresh air may be simpler than it seems with solar powered, Energy Star rated skylights.

To find energy efficient windows, be a label reader

To find energy efficient windows, be a label reader

If you’re considering the purchase of new or replacement windows for your home, then you need to know about several important organizations, their certification programs and why they’re important to your window selection. There are hundreds of local, regional and...

Wasted home energy the top way Americans lose money

Wasted home energy the top way Americans lose money

Americans waste nearly half a trillion dollars a year on wasted energy in their homes, even though there are simple steps to take to keep more of your money. On USAToday.com, Motley Fool outlined the top 20 ways Americans waste...

Minneapolis launches massive, 100 green home project (video, photos)

Minneapolis launches massive, 100 green home project (video, photos)

One of the Twin Cities seeks to revitalize some of its most put-upon neighborhoods by sponsoring a massive, green housing project.

Green electronics shopping guide (infographic)

Green electronics shopping guide (infographic)

Keep an eye on energy efficiency and sustainability for your gifts this year.

New LG washers certified to meet Water Footprint standards

Move over carbon footprint, the spotlight is moving to the Water Footprint Inventory. A new certification by UL Environment, the WaterFootprint measures the water use through the lifecycle of a product through manufacturing, product usage and disposal. LG has launched...

NY State Agency's Fun Video Shorts Educate About Energy Audits (videos)

NY State Agency's Fun Video Shorts Educate About Energy Audits (videos)

New York agency shoots funny video shorts to teach about home energy audits. You might just learn something before they're done.

There's still time to upgrade home heating and cash in on the Energy Star tax credit

There's still time to upgrade home heating and cash in on the Energy Star tax credit

If you're thinking about upgrading your home heating appliance, there's still time to take advantage of the Energy Star tax credit. Just in time for winter upgrades, several home heating products qualify for the credit, such as air source heat...

Proud Green Home exceeds performance goals (video)

Proud Green Home exceeds performance goals (video)

A tight building envelope pays off for outstanding home performance.

Proud Green Home at Serenbe employs water-saving design (video)

Proud Green Home at Serenbe employs water-saving design (video)

Some simple techniques provide hot water faster and at less cost.

First Energy Star OLED TV is new curved technology from LG Electronics

First Energy Star OLED TV is new curved technology from LG Electronics

LG Electronics' new "curved OLED TV," which went on sale in the United States in July is the first OLED HDTV to be Energy Star certified, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The 55-inch class (54.6-inch diagonal) LG curved...

Manifold plumbing at the Proud Green Home at Serenbe

Manifold plumbing at the Proud Green Home at Serenbe

Designed to be resource efficient, the Proud Green Home at Serenbe was built with a manifold plumbing system rather than a traditional branch line layout. Here Builder Luis Imery explains the advantages of the manifold plumbing system for resource efficiency...

WaterSense fixtures at the Proud Green Home at Serenbe

WaterSense fixtures at the Proud Green Home at Serenbe

The Proud Green Home at Serenbe was designed to be efficient with all resources, not just energy. While the home will easily hit the goal of net-zero energy, it's also designed to be water efficient. Here builder Luis Imery describes...

ERV tames ventilation challenges at the Proud Green Home at Serenbe (video)

ERV tames ventilation challenges at the Proud Green Home at Serenbe (video)

Airflow is critical for home comfort and durability.  

Transfer grilles let air flow

Transfer grilles let air flow

In the Proud Green Home at Serenbe, transfer air grilles help balance airflow among the rooms. This provides better comfort in the upstairs of the tightly built home. An ERV manages ventilation for the home, ensuring proper airflow for the...

Some cool ways to save energy during the summer heat

Some cool ways to save energy during the summer heat

Learn how Energy Star can help you save money and the environment.

New washer-dryer combo saves water and energy costs

Save water and energy costs with a new washer-dryer set that can make your clothes last longer. New Zealand-based Fisher & Paykel launched the new AquaSmart washer and AeroCare dryer with highly efficient SmartDrive that uses less energy and water...

Masco marks 200,000 Energy Star homes verified

Masco marks 200,000 Energy Star homes verified

Families in 200,000 homes across the United States are enjoying lower energy bills and a more comfortable, green home thanks to Energy Star verification. Masco Home Services and its affiliated company Energy Sense, part of the Masco Contractor Services family...

Use the EPA's energy audit tool to see how your home measures up

Use the EPA's energy audit tool to see how your home measures up

American homeowners can see how their home energy use measures up by using EPA’s free online energy assessment tool, the Home Energy Yardstick, to compare a home’s actual annual energy use to other similar homes. With the tool, homeowner can...

Better Buildings Residential Network launched to share building science best practices

Better Buildings Residential Network launched to share building science best practices

The Better Buildings Residential Network was launched April 30 at the ACI National Home Performance Conference and Leadership Summit in Denver, Colorado. The Better Buildings Residential Network connects energy efficiency programs and partners to share best practices and learn from...

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