Tips can help save water this spring

Tips can help save water this spring

It’s spring, and outdoor water use is on the rise. While it’s important to be water conscious throughout the year, the spring and summer require increased attention to irrigation schedules and outdoor water use. Experts estimate that 50 percent of...

Poll: 84% of Massachusetts residents want clean energy choice

Poll: 84% of Massachusetts residents want clean energy choice

Massachusetts residents overwhelmingly want to be able to choose their energy supplier, choose clean energy and want more renewable energy in the state’s power system, according to a new poll. Support for clean energy choice cut across the typical partisan...

California set to mandate solar panels on many new homes

California set to mandate solar panels on many new homes

Solar panels on many new homes soon could become as common as doors and windows. California’s Energy Commission is due to vote this week on new energy standards that would require virtually all new homes to be constructed with solar...

3 ways to improve mobile home energy efficiency

3 ways to improve mobile home energy efficiency

Despite being a cost-effective housing option, mobile homes aren’t known for their energy efficiency. Design issues can result in high utility costs. In fact, utilities can cost up to 50 percent more in a mobile home as compared to a site-built home of similar age and size, according to statistics from the U.S.

Developers shifting toward net-zero construction

More American real estate developers could be poised to enter the era of the net-zero-energy building, industry experts predicted during Urban Land Institute’s 2018 Spring Meeting in Detroit. That drive to aim for net-zero energy in new construction and major...

3 eco-friendly tips for maintaining a swimming pool

3 eco-friendly tips for maintaining a swimming pool

Without precautionary measures, a pool can become home's largest energy user

Value-add multifamily investors benefit from green financing

Value-add multifamily investors benefit from green financing

Apartment investors have taken advantage of low-interest loans through green financing programs offered by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, with about 40 percent of the organizations’ business being green. The loans have proven so useful to value-add investors – those...

World coming up short to meet 2030 energy targets for sustainable development

The world is falling behind the pace required to meet global energy targets for 2030, with a billion people still living without electricity and about 40 percent of the global population lacking access to clean cooking fuels, according to a...

Shining star: Pearl earns first Fitwel certification for multifamily building

Shining star: Pearl earns first Fitwel certification for multifamily building

Honor recognizes positive impacts on occupant health, well-being through improvements to building design, operations

Smart Neighborhood to 'help families take control of energy use, live better'

Smart Neighborhood to 'help families take control of energy use, live better'

As it nears completion, Alabama Power’s Smart Neighborhood brings together high-performance homes, energy efficient systems and appliances, connected devices and a microgrid on a community-wide scale. Smart Neighborhood in Birmingham is a future-focused, energy-efficient community with homes that are rated...

Developer: Condo tower to be 'healthiest high-rise in Texas'

Developers of a downtown Dallas condo tower are adding wellness features to the list of amenities they hope will draw residents. Hall Group claims the 28-story Hall Arts Residences building will be the "healthiest high-rise in Texas" when it opens...

Program aims to boost residential solar use in Minnesota

Program aims to boost residential solar use in Minnesota

New solar options could increase solar use in Minnesota by 50 percent, according to a company now offering expanded accessibility. CleanChoice Energy, a renewable energy company that provides clean electricity to customers across the country, has launched CleanChoice Energy Community...

Infographic: 6 troubling facts about home indoor air

According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), more than seven million people annually across the globe die because of exposure to indoor and outdoor air pollution. Of those premature deaths, 3.8 million are caused by exposure to indoor air pollution....

Former Networld Media Group editor joins Proud Green Home, Proud Green Building

Former Networld Media Group editor joins Proud Green Home, Proud Green Building

Joseph Grove, former executive editor for Networld Media Group, joins Proud Green Home, Proud Green Building

Is organic lawn care right for your home?

Is organic lawn care right for your home?

If completely chemical-free lawn care is what a homeowner is seeking, patience is key to success.

New site illuminates all you need to know about lighting

New site illuminates all you need to know about lighting

Wondering watts up with lighting? There's a new place to get answers.

Visualize paint colors in real time with new augmented reality app

Visualize paint colors in real time with new augmented reality app

Users can easily try different color options, create custom palettes and share results in a variety of ways.

Homes can be built to fight wildfires

Homes can be built to fight wildfires

It may be easier than experts thought to build homes that can stand up to fires.

Make your water fresh with a whole-home water filter system

Make your water fresh with a whole-home water filter system

Depending on where you live, your water may not be as clean as it could be.

New solar roof tiles turn your home into a power plant

New solar roof tiles turn your home into a power plant

Integrated solar roof tile options make it easier to add solar panels while reducing installation complexity.

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