Great Green Home | High-Performance Bungalow by Imery & Co.

Great Green Home | High-Performance Bungalow by Imery & Co.

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.

Community Solar Gardens Remove Rooftop Roadblocks

Community Solar Gardens Remove Rooftop Roadblocks

Solar energy is more affordable than ever for many homes, but there are still residences that are not suitable for rooftop solar panels.

Is It Time for a Home Ventilation Revolution?

Is It Time for a Home Ventilation Revolution?

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.

Solar Panels Can Thrive in Winter Weather

Solar Panels Can Thrive in Winter Weather

This winter, even if the snow piles high, we can remain confident that our solar panels will generate power.

Beware Energy Scrooges This Holiday Season

Beware Energy Scrooges This Holiday Season

The popularity of miscellaneous devices and equipment means that they account for a significant and growing portion of building energy consumption.

Phase 1 of 500 Zero Energy Ready Home Development Opens for Sale

Phase 1 of 500 Zero Energy Ready Home Development Opens for Sale

Every home built by Green Street Cottages in the mixed-use development will be certified DOE Zero Energy Ready.

Manufacturer Ramps Up Production for Heat Mirror Windows

Manufacturer Ramps Up Production for Heat Mirror Windows

Heat Mirror technology suspends one or more lightweight films inside the airspace of an insulating glass unit to create multiple “super-insulating” chambers.

DOE Updates Guidelines for Residential PACE Financing

DOE Updates Guidelines for Residential PACE Financing

Since 2009, more than 100,000 homeowners have made energy efficiency and renewable energy improvements to their homes through the PACE program.

MPG Rating for Homes Accelerating in Marketplace

MPG Rating for Homes Accelerating in Marketplace

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....

4 Tips to Prevent a Thanksgiving Energy Bill Spike

4 Tips to Prevent a Thanksgiving Energy Bill Spike

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.

What's Next? Residential Construction Leaders Predict Green Building Trends

What's Next? Residential Construction Leaders Predict Green Building Trends

Some builders see high performance building as a differentiator in the market; others adopt a wait-and-see attitude.

Do You Know Your Home's Sun Number?

Do You Know Your Home's Sun Number?

Millions of Americans looking to buy a home have a new resource to help them go solar in the process.

Innovation Challenge Winner to Bring Infrared Street View to Mobile Devices

Innovation Challenge Winner to Bring Infrared Street View to Mobile Devices

Xie's innovation combines existing infrared camera attachments for smartphones and crowdsourcing through school programs to create thermal maps of neighborhoods,

Does Your Home Need an Energy Star Makeover? Use This Guide

Does Your Home Need an Energy Star Makeover? Use This Guide

A local expert in Home Performance with ENERGY STAR can help you uncover the potential of your home.

Behind the Scenes With the DOE Housing Innovation Award Winners

Behind the Scenes With the DOE Housing Innovation Award Winners

Building homes that produce as much energy as they consume is the goal of the DOE's Zero Energy Ready Home program.

Denver-based Zero Energy Builder a Grand Winner in Housing Innovation Awards (video)

Denver-based Zero Energy Builder a Grand Winner in Housing Innovation Awards (video)

For the fourth consecutive year, Thrive was selected as a Grand Winner, this year in the Multi-Family Homes category.

Bosch Joins Zero Energy Ready Home Program

Bosch Joins Zero Energy Ready Home Program

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.

Solar panels used in DOE Weatherization Assistance Program

Solar panels used in DOE Weatherization Assistance Program

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...

ENERGY STAR Program Highlights Duct and HVAC Sealing

ENERGY STAR Program Highlights Duct and HVAC Sealing

Now homeowners interested in ENERGY STAR level performance will have more than simply price on which to base their purchasing decision.

Energy Department Announces Winners of the 2016 Housing Innovation Awards

Energy Department Announces Winners of the 2016 Housing Innovation Awards

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.

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