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.

Tiny Happy Home Blends Indoor and Outdoor Living on Maui

Tiny Happy Home Blends Indoor and Outdoor Living on Maui

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.

Generate Electricity Whenever You Use Water at Home

Generate Electricity Whenever You Use Water at Home

This technology enables homeowners to generate electricity every time they wash dishes, take showers, do laundry, wash cars, water the lawn, and flush.

Smart Home Helps Wounded Vet Live Life Better

Smart Home Helps Wounded Vet Live Life Better

The ELAN system is especially important as it allows him nearly complete independence, which otherwise may not have been possible.

Haier advances take IAQ to higher level

Haier advances take IAQ to higher level

Self-cleaning technology, automation remove contaminants, extend life of HVAC units

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.

Green Home Becomes 2nd Living Certified House in the World

Green Home Becomes 2nd Living Certified House in the World

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.

How the Mastrangelo's Used Zehnder Systems to Improve IAQ

How the Mastrangelo's Used Zehnder Systems to Improve IAQ

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.

Pardee Homes Debuts All Solar Master Planned Community

Pardee Homes Debuts All Solar Master Planned Community

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.

Study: Air Sealing Stops Loss from Interior Ductwork

Study: Air Sealing Stops Loss from Interior Ductwork

There is an erroneous belief among many building professionals that leaks within ductwork located inside the home, have little effect on overall energy use.

Kohler Co. Announces Wind Power Investment

Kohler Co. Announces Wind Power Investment

The project will equal Kohler’s total U.S. and Canadian annual electrity demand.

Green Gab Podcast | The Green Side of Vinyl Siding

Green Gab Podcast | The Green Side of Vinyl Siding

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.

Point-of-Use Water Heating: Electric Option Usually Best

Point-of-Use Water Heating: Electric Option Usually Best

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.

IRS Ruling Could Mean Tax Credits for Solar Battery Storage

IRS Ruling Could Mean Tax Credits for Solar Battery Storage

Battery storage systems are getting cheaper so it's easier homeowners with solar systems to cut ties to the grid.

Smart thermostat makes comfort personal

Smart thermostat makes comfort personal

Lux's Kono technology automatically adjusts for optimal comfort, savings

Survey: Kitchen Updates Address Decluttering Obsessions

Survey: Kitchen Updates Address Decluttering Obsessions

The majority of homeowners prioritize storage over all other functions of their kitchen.

Tank or Tankless Water Heater – Which is Better for Your Home?

Tank or Tankless Water Heater – Which is Better for Your Home?

Thirty percent of the average home’s energy budget is allocated to heating water.

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.

Sensei teaches the art of easy serviceability

Sensei teaches the art of easy serviceability

All unit components designed to be removed in less than 10 minutes

Report: Barriers are Falling for Community Scale Solar Power

Report: Barriers are Falling for Community Scale Solar Power

CSS can be the ‘killer app’ for cooperatives, supplying a cost-competitive, locally sourced, clean energy resource.

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