Federal funding to support home energy improvement research

The U.S. Department of Energy plans to invest up to $11.5 million to support early-stage research and validation of energy performance improvements in existing and new residential buildings. With more than 118 million single-family, multifamily and mobile homes across the...

Great Green Home | Preston Haven by Thornhill Custom Homes

Great Green Home | Preston Haven by Thornhill Custom Homes

Thornhill Custom Homes built this 6,471-square-foot custom home in Dallas, Texas, to the high performance criteria of the U.S. Department of Energy Zero Energy Ready Home (ZERH) program.

Great Green Home | The Danielle by High Performance Homes

Great Green Home | The Danielle by High Performance Homes

High Performance Homes built this 3,748-square-foot custom home in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, to the high performance criteria of the U.S. Department of Energy Zero Energy Ready Home (ZERH) program.

Panasonic Eco Solutions North America earns 2018 Energy Star Award for Excellence

Panasonic Eco Solutions North America earns 2018 Energy Star Award for Excellence

Panasonic Eco Solutions will be honored April 20 for its outstanding efforts to improve the availability of energy-efficient indoor air quality solutions in the marketplace.

Meritage Homes earns 6th Energy Star Partner of the Year Award

Meritage Homes earns 6th Energy Star Partner of the Year Award

For the sixth consecutive year, Meritage Homes has received the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) 2018 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year – Sustained Excellence Award for its leadership in protecting the environment by advancing energy efficiency in home building....

5 Secrets To Choosing The Best Windows For Your Home

5 Secrets To Choosing The Best Windows For Your Home

The overwhelming majority of windows and doors manufactured have an NFRC label.

Great Green Home | The Elizabeth Plan by Garbett Construction

Great Green Home | The Elizabeth Plan by Garbett Construction

Garbett Construction built this 5,211-square-foot production home in Salt Lake, Utah to the high performance criteria of the U.S. Department of Energy Zero Energy Ready Home (ZERH) program.

LEED Certified Neighborhood Opening In Phoenix

LEED Certified Neighborhood Opening In Phoenix

Nestled in the foothills of South Mountain, the region has retained the flavor of its rural roots while providing residents easy access to all that Phoenix has to offer.

Great Green Home | The Aspen by Charis Homes

Great Green Home | The Aspen by Charis Homes

Charis Homes built this 4,734-square-foot custom home in North Canton, Ohio, to the high performance criteria of the U.S. Department of Energy Zero Energy Ready Home (ZERH) program.

Actually, This Net Zero Home Produces More Energy Than It Uses

Actually, This Net Zero Home Produces More Energy Than It Uses

Settled in the old Seattle neighborhood amidst 100-year-old craftsman style homes, the 3-story, 2,117 square-foot contemporary home stands out as a testament to maximum efficiency.

Do Your Part to Tame the Water-Energy Nexus

Do Your Part to Tame the Water-Energy Nexus

Water is a critical part of our lifestyle. What we don’t really understand is the combination of water and energy usage.

Retrofitting a pathway to affordable housing

Aging properties are in desperate need of improvements, given that nearly 60 percent of multifamily buildings were built before 1980 and more than half of available rentals are at least 50 years old. Investing in retrofitting has the potential to...

Great Green Home | Clinton Colonial by BPC Green Builders

Great Green Home | Clinton Colonial by BPC Green Builders

BPC Green Builders built this 4,711-square-foot custom home in Clinton, Connecticut, to the high performance criteria of the U.S. Department of Energy Zero Energy Ready Home (ZERH) program.

4 Technological Advances for Keeping Your Home Warm While Reducing Your Energy Bill

4 Technological Advances for Keeping Your Home Warm While Reducing Your Energy Bill

Reports on significant progress from investments in Building Envelope and Windows Research and Development in the DOE's Building Technologies Office.

Great Green Home | Presidio in the Pines by Capstone Homes

Great Green Home | Presidio in the Pines by Capstone Homes

Capstone Homes built this 2,196-square-foot affordable home in Greenville, South Carolina, to the high performance criteria of the U.S. Department of Energy Zero Energy Ready Home (ZERH) program.

5 facts about geothermal energy

5 facts about geothermal energy

Geothermal energy — energy derived from the heat of the earth — can be harnessed both as a source of renewable electricity and directly for heating and cooling applications. The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) funds geothermal research and development...

DOE Outlines Roadmap to Meet 2030 Solar Cost Targets

DOE Outlines Roadmap to Meet 2030 Solar Cost Targets

Research suggest that installing PV on new housing developments could enable residential PV installation savings of 61 percent relative to the Q1 2017 benchmark system price.

DOE report highlights geothermal advances

DOE report highlights geothermal advances

Geothermal technologies today – like all high-potential technologies – are driven by research and development platforms that focus not only on what’s required now, but where the needs are in the future. Geothermal energy continues to show tremendous potential, with...

DOE Invention Could Turn Windows Into Solar Cells

DOE Invention Could Turn Windows Into Solar Cells

SwitchGlaze windows may look ordinary, but they are far from it.

Great Green Home | Hickory Ridge by Greenhill Contracting Inc.

Great Green Home | Hickory Ridge by Greenhill Contracting Inc.

Nearly 10 years ago, homeowners of one of the first zero energy homes in the country posed the question, “Why isn’t every home built this way?” While many are still pondering that question, builder Anthony Aebi of Greenhill Contracting in Esopus, New York, is doing his part to make sure more homes are built that way.

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