7 Solar Energy Myths and Misconceptions

7 Solar Energy Myths and Misconceptions

In the first half of 2017, wind and solar accounted for 10 percent of monthly electricity generation for the first time.

Green Gardening Tips for Spring 2018

Green Gardening Tips for Spring 2018

Here's a handy checklist to help turn your garden into an eco-friendly paradise.

New Toolkit Helps Turn Building Performance Data into Action

New Toolkit Helps Turn Building Performance Data into Action

In many buildings, energy use and its associated costs and pollution could be cut by 30 percent or more.

How to Safely Use a Stand-By Generator During a Power Outage

How to Safely Use a Stand-By Generator During a Power Outage

By Fran Donegan Emergency generators provide the electrical power needed to keep the lights on, the furnace humming, and the well pump working during a power outage. However, many homeowners fail to use their generators effectively.

KB Home Adds Microban Door Hardware to Healthy Home Options

KB Home Adds Microban Door Hardware to Healthy Home Options

You may be passing germs every time you enter and leave high-traffic rooms in your home.

Look-Alike Metal Roofing Products Can Fool the Discerning Eye

Metal roofing “fakes” look so good, it can be hard for homeowners to tell the difference between metal options and the originals.

EPA Asking for Input to Modify WaterSense Home Program

EPA Asking for Input to Modify WaterSense Home Program

First launched in 2009, the WaterSense New Home Specification was designed to encourage builders and buyers to choose water-saving products and designs that ensure top performance.

5 facts about geothermal energy

5 facts about geothermal energy

Geothermal energy — energy derived from the heat of the earth — can be harnessed both as a source of renewable electricity and directly for heating and cooling applications. The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) funds geothermal research and development...

New Range Hoods Deliver Style and Indoor Air Quality

New Range Hoods Deliver Style and Indoor Air Quality

Puddy's color matching system means it can be matched to the color palette and design of any kitchen.

Smart Thermostats Improve Sustainability and Comfort for Community Housing Projects

Smart Thermostats Improve Sustainability and Comfort for Community Housing Projects

Before the pilot project, the buildings were centrally heated, meaning the heat ran no matter how indoor temperatures varied through the winter.

3 Simple Ways You Can Improve the Appearance of Your Yard

3 Simple Ways You Can Improve the Appearance of Your Yard

Dressing up your curb appeal can seem like a major undertaking, but the task can be simplified with gorgeous results when you follow a few easy steps.

Five Easy Things You Can Do To Make Your Home More Sustainable

Five Easy Things You Can Do To Make Your Home More Sustainable

Building a sustainable home does not require a lot of money or time and energy.

When It’s Time To Replace Your Water Heater

When It’s Time To Replace Your Water Heater

Water heaters typically last about 10 years.

AHR 2018 sets new attendance mark

AHR 2018 sets new attendance mark

AHR Expo 2018 proved to be a record-setter. The world’s largest showcase of HVAC and refrigeration products and technologies attracted more than 70,000 visitors from around the world, a 6 percent jump over last year, according to newly released ASHRAE...

DOE report highlights geothermal advances

DOE report highlights geothermal advances

Geothermal technologies today – like all high-potential technologies – are driven by research and development platforms that focus not only on what’s required now, but where the needs are in the future. Geothermal energy continues to show tremendous potential, with...

Contractors Can Get More Info on Metal Roofing

Contractors Can Get More Info on Metal Roofing

The metal roofing industry has captured 14 percent of the overall U.S. re-roofing market, and adoption is continuing to grow rapidly.

UL and USGBC Collaborate to Help Find Products that Contribute to LEED v4

UL and USGBC Collaborate to Help Find Products that Contribute to LEED v4

The collaboration advances UL and USGBC's shared goal of connecting people to healthier, more sustainable products and environments.

Five easy things you can do to make your home more sustainable

Five easy things you can do to make your home more sustainable

Building a sustainable home does not require a lot of money or time and energy.

New Lennox Furnace Produces 65 Percent Lower Emissions Than Standard Furnaces

Certain California markets now require lower emissions to reduce air pollution, and Lennox Industries has developed a line of HVAC products that meet those standards. The Lennox SL280NV Ultra Low NOx gas furnace, part of the Dave Lennox Signature Collection...

DOE Invention Could Turn Windows Into Solar Cells

DOE Invention Could Turn Windows Into Solar Cells

SwitchGlaze windows may look ordinary, but they are far from it.

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