How Can I Protect My Home Against The Elements?

How Can I Protect My Home Against The Elements?

A single additional layer of protective coating on your home’s exterior can have a profound effect on its ability to withstand the weather.

Precast concrete panels solidify new 'castle' apartments

Precast concrete panels solidify new 'castle' apartments

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.

Infographic: Case for conservation-friendly construction

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.

Study: Sealing ducts in conditioned space saves energy, reduces leakage

Study: Sealing ducts in conditioned space saves energy, reduces leakage

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...

Retrofitting a pathway to affordable housing

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...

Remodel Your Home to Make It Greener

Remodel Your Home to Make It Greener

There are several things that you can do to an existing home to conserve energy.

Mitsubishi expands Performance Builder Program

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 Grants Start with Six Communities

LEED for Cities Grants Start with Six Communities

LEED for Cities enables local governments to measure and track citywide performance by focusing on outcomes, rather than intent.

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.

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...

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...

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.

Report: Communities should build well to live well

Report: Communities should build well to live well

Partnerships needed to meet the desperate need, rising demand for healthier homes, communities

Panasonic building smart city outside Denver

Panasonic building smart city outside Denver

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...

Dow and USGBC Partner to Support Sustainable Cities and Promote Energy Efficiency

Dow and USGBC Partner to Support Sustainable Cities and Promote Energy Efficiency

The goal of the collaboration is to measurably reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions through improved energy efficiency in buildings.

New Supply Fan Manages Indoor Air Flow

The moment a window is opened, dust, allergens, and other air-borne particulates enter the home and settle on every surface,

Manufacturer Jobsite Training Mitigates Risk

Manufacturer Jobsite Training Mitigates Risk

Courses are delivered both on jobsites to framing crews and to consultants and project managers at their local offices.

Two New Apps Help Homebuyers Make Smart Decisions

By making hidden livability factors more transparent, homebuyers can prioritize their home search based on what matters to them.

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