A single additional layer of protective coating on your home’s exterior can have a profound effect on its ability to withstand the weather.
Castles dot the landscape across Europe. A new castle taking shape in Pennsylvania soon will be a symbol of sustainable building practices and home to 522 apartments. With more than 1.2 million square feet of space, Grand Castle is slated to open this spring.
Construction methods need to be more environmentally friendly. However, this isn't just a case of green energy and sustainable materials, plans must also account for the local ecosystem. The construction of both residential and commercial properties is encroaching further and further into the countryside.
A new study indicates that leaks in ductwork in conditioned spaces can have a significant impact on energy savings. The study, conducted by Comfort Institute in combination with the Greater Cincinnati Energy Alliance (GCEA), showed that the amount of conditioned...
Aging properties are in desperate need of improvements, given that nearly 60 percent of multifamily buildings were built before 1980 and more than half of available rentals are at least 50 years old. Investing in retrofitting has the potential to...
There are several things that you can do to an existing home to conserve energy.
Mitsubishi Electric US, Inc.’s Cooling & Heating Division, a leading manufacturer of zoned comfort solutions and variable refrigerant flow (VRF) cooling and heating systems, has expanded its Performance Builder Program. Developed to help builders meet energy efficiency demands of buyers,...
LEED for Cities enables local governments to measure and track citywide performance by focusing on outcomes, rather than intent.
In many buildings, energy use and its associated costs and pollution could be cut by 30 percent or more.
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.
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...
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...
The collaboration advances UL and USGBC's shared goal of connecting people to healthier, more sustainable products and environments.
Building a sustainable home does not require a lot of money or time and energy.
Partnerships needed to meet the desperate need, rising demand for healthier homes, communities
Panasonic’s presence is just about everywhere these days, from car batteries to airplanes. Now, now the company is building a smart city. Called CityNow, the futuristic city is rising outside Denver and will be a living lab experiment for creating...
The goal of the collaboration is to measurably reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions through improved energy efficiency in buildings.
The moment a window is opened, dust, allergens, and other air-borne particulates enter the home and settle on every surface,
Courses are delivered both on jobsites to framing crews and to consultants and project managers at their local offices.
By making hidden livability factors more transparent, homebuyers can prioritize their home search based on what matters to them.