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.
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.
In addition to a spacious outdoor entertaining area and a full-size chef’s kitchen, a multi-purpose master bedroom was a must have for the owners.
This technology enables homeowners to generate electricity every time they wash dishes, take showers, do laundry, wash cars, water the lawn, and flush.
The ELAN system is especially important as it allows him nearly complete independence, which otherwise may not have been possible.
Self-cleaning technology, automation remove contaminants, extend life of HVAC units
They have succeeded in creating a home that will still be standing 200 years from now and will still be regenerative to the surrounding ecosystem.
Water is a critical part of our lifestyle. What we don’t really understand is the combination of water and energy usage.
When the Mastrangelo family had renovated and expanded their Massachusetts cape home several years ago, they added spray foam insulation to the entire second floor and roof.
This is the company’s first master-planned community in which each of the homes in all of the neighborhoods will include solar for purchase or lease.
There is an erroneous belief among many building professionals that leaks within ductwork located inside the home, have little effect on overall energy use.
The project will equal Kohler’s total U.S. and Canadian annual electrity demand.
Matt Dobson of the Vinyl Siding Institute joins the Green Gab today. Matt and Matt work together on the NAHB (National Association of Home Builders) subcommittee on Sustainability and Green Building which Matt recently chaired.
There have been significant improvements in recent years to often-needed supplemental heating of household water. Among them are point-of-use (POU) tankless heaters typically installed under the kitchen, a bathroom sink or nearby any hot water fixture.
Battery storage systems are getting cheaper so it's easier homeowners with solar systems to cut ties to the grid.
Lux's Kono technology automatically adjusts for optimal comfort, savings
The majority of homeowners prioritize storage over all other functions of their kitchen.
Thirty percent of the average home’s energy budget is allocated to heating water.
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.
All unit components designed to be removed in less than 10 minutes