This High-Performance Bungalow, by Imery & Co., is a 2,194-square-foot home in Roswell, Georgia, built to the performance criteria of the U.S. DOE Zero Energy Ready Home (ZERH) program.
Solar energy is more affordable than ever for many homes, but there are still residences that are not suitable for rooftop solar panels.
Joseph Lstiburek discusses the challenges and some of the barriers facing the industry through building codes and guidelines that actually may be leading to worse indoor air quality.
This winter, even if the snow piles high, we can remain confident that our solar panels will generate power.
The popularity of miscellaneous devices and equipment means that they account for a significant and growing portion of building energy consumption.
Every home built by Green Street Cottages in the mixed-use development will be certified DOE Zero Energy Ready.
Heat Mirror technology suspends one or more lightweight films inside the airspace of an insulating glass unit to create multiple “super-insulating” chambers.
Since 2009, more than 100,000 homeowners have made energy efficiency and renewable energy improvements to their homes through the PACE program.
More than 50,000 Home Energy Scores have been issued for homes across the country, and thanks to the work of over 420 Home Energy Score Assessors the number of Home Energy Scores has almost doubled over the past 12 months....
The holiday contributes to an annual increase in energy use due to a usual drop in temperatures, lights staying on longer, and appliances operating more frequently.
Some builders see high performance building as a differentiator in the market; others adopt a wait-and-see attitude.
Millions of Americans looking to buy a home have a new resource to help them go solar in the process.
Xie's innovation combines existing infrared camera attachments for smartphones and crowdsourcing through school programs to create thermal maps of neighborhoods,
A local expert in Home Performance with ENERGY STAR can help you uncover the potential of your home.
Building homes that produce as much energy as they consume is the goal of the DOE's Zero Energy Ready Home program.
For the fourth consecutive year, Thrive was selected as a Grand Winner, this year in the Multi-Family Homes category.
DOE Zero Energy Ready Homes are verified by a qualified third-party and are at least 40-50 percent more energy efficient than a typical new home.
Falling prices for solar panels has made it cost effective to add renewable energy to the U.S. Energy Department's Weatherization Assistance program. In a DOE blog, John Coggin, Communications Specialist, Weatherization and Intergovernmental Programs, described the program in Colorado that...
Now homeowners interested in ENERGY STAR level performance will have more than simply price on which to base their purchasing decision.
The winners were selected by a diverse panel of builders, architects, and industry professionals for their outstanding accomplishments in designing and building Zero Energy-Ready Homes.