South Dakota's first Passive House apartments to benefit low-income families

When Copper Pass apartments in eastern Sioux Falls opens in September, they will be the first of their kind in South Dakota. The structure will be the state’s first multi-family housing building designed to meet international Passive House standards —...

Philippines envisions green smart city to combat pollution

Philippines envisions green smart city to combat pollution

Communities around the world are looking for ways to fight pollution. Wising up to the threat posing potential health hazards to residents, cities like the Philippine capital of Manila see the development of a smart city as the solution. Manila...

Condo to become first high-end residential zero waste building in New York City

Condo to become first high-end residential zero waste building in New York City

A new high-rise is taking a big bite of energy efficiency in the Big Apple. The building at 565 Broome Soho, which is nearing completion, is expected to become the city’s first high-end residential zero waste structure, reports Inhabitat. That...

Solar-powered mountain home sustainable prototype for Aspen development

Solar-powered mountain home sustainable prototype for Aspen development

Looking to add sustainable options to the scores of cookie-cutter homes in Aspen, Colorado’s booming real estate market, a real estate design firm has unveiled what it hopes will become a popular alternative. San Francisco-based Aidlin Darling Design and a...

5 benefits of owning a green home

5 benefits of owning a green home

Numerous studies on the value of green and sustainable homes have been consistent in their findings: They’re good for the environment and the people who reside in them. Specifically, there are a host of benefits that can reduce costs, reduce...

New initiative plans to replace aging mobile homes with energy efficient houses

New initiative plans to replace aging mobile homes with energy efficient houses

Deteriorating mobile homes dot the landscape across Kentucky, with thousands of residents living in structures that are the epitome of inefficiency. The intent of a new state program is to remove those dilapidated trailers and replace them with permanent, high-performing...

Hemp could help grow sustainable home industry

Known for its versatility, hemp – used in everything from clothing to paper – is becoming part of home construction. An Australian company is using the plant to create panels that make up the thermal envelope of new carbon-negative homes...

Fla. residents saving money as part of LEED-platinum community

Fla. residents saving money as part of LEED-platinum community

A LEED-certified home typically leads to lower energy costs and higher structural performance. A hundred homeowners in one Florida community are relishing the benefits of living in some of the most efficient residences available. The homes don’t just simply meet green certification.

St. Louis program designed to spur home energy upgrades

A new, low-interest loan program is giving residents of St. Louis incentive to make energy efficient improvements to their homes. GreenHELP aims to help homeowners make their houses more eco-friendly and potentially trim their energy expenses, reports St.

6 tips for green home investing

6 tips for green home investing

A time goes by, more and more home builders and home buyers are realizing the value of green and sustainable. With summer upon us, the pace of the residential construction is picking up. For those planning a high-performance home, here are six tips to consider as you invest, according to Blue & Green Tomorrow. 1.

8 tiny homes built tough for off-grid living

8 tiny homes built tough for off-grid living

Despite their growing appeal, tiny houses deter many prospective owners because of their lack of elbow room. The website Inhabitat recently spotlighted eight tiny homes that smaller structure aren’t delicate in nature, but actually just as resilient as any traditional...

Survey: Clean, renewable energy the way forward for Florida

Access to clean and renewable energy for businesses and homes is critical to Florida’s future and in mitigating the effects of climate change, most of the state’s residents said in a new study. Business leaders and residents polled for the...

Vegetables could make concrete stronger, environmentally friendly

Vegetables could make concrete stronger, environmentally friendly

Vegetables are good for the body. They also appear to be good for concrete. Engineers at Lancaster University are working with industrial partners at Cellucomp Ltd UK to research over the next two years how concrete mixtures can be strengthened...

Annual energy expense for home prototype projected at $69

Annual energy expense for home prototype projected at $69

Imagine the annual energy cost for your home being only about what it costs to take a family to dinner. A new carbon positive home in one of Australia’s first sustainable housing projects is expected to rack up just $69...

Study: People willing to pay more for energy efficient homes

Study: People willing to pay more for energy efficient homes

Much like in other parts of the world, Australians are willing to pay a premium for energy efficient homes. But the recent release of a study on the topic has prompted calls for a mandatory energy efficiency rating (EER) disclosure...

3D-printed efficient homes could be 'milestone' in face of labor shortage

3D-printed efficient homes could be 'milestone' in face of labor shortage

Five houses of varying sizes going up in Netherlands

Low-income families to benefit from Habitat energy-efficiency project

A triplex built to one of Vermont’s higher energy-efficient standards will help low-income families save on utility costs for years to come. Green Mountain Habitat for Humanity recently completed its first project in Essex Junction, a home that allows the...

Eatin' good in the Hawaiian agrihood

Eatin' good in the Hawaiian agrihood

A first-of-its-kind residential community in Hawaii, where residents will be encouraged to grow their own food, soon will take shape on the state’s big island. Officials have OK’d the development of a sustainable agrihood on Hawaii Island, giving final approval...

Silo-turned-apartment-tower earns international recognition

Silo-turned-apartment-tower earns international recognition

A reimagined industrial grain container in Denmark has been named the best tall building in Europe, reports Mansion Global. The structure was recognized by the Chicago-based Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat. The Silo, now a 17-story apartment building...

Charred timber cladding, green roof connect Victorian-era home to nature

Charred timber cladding, green roof connect Victorian-era home to nature

To embrace indoor and outdoor living, a new Victorian-era house in London has been outfitted with a new extension wrapped in Shou Sugi Ban cladding. Designed by Neil Dusheiko Architects, Black Ridge House provides a modern contrast to the original...

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