The Way To A Green Future With Sustainable Building Design

By this point, talking about sustainable building as a “fad” is almost like saying you’re still skeptical about this whole indoor plumbing “trend.” Sustainable building design and sustainable development aren’t just niches within the construction industry today — they’ve been...

Bosch unveils new connected thermostat

Bosch unveils new connected thermostat

Bosch Thermotechnology, manufacturer of high-quality heating, cooling and hot water systems, has expanded its portfolio with the new Bosch Connected Control (BCC100). The device is a full-color, 5-inch touchscreen thermostat that brings convenience and functionality to the home with Wi-Fi...

The Continued Central Role of Recycling in the Circular Economy

The Continued Central Role of Recycling in the Circular Economy

The goal is to create high-functioning products that flow from cradle to cradle instead of cradle to grave.

HERS Rated Homes Rise to 22% in 2016

HERS Rated Homes Rise to 22% in 2016

Massachusetts leads the nation in terms of percentage of new completed homes that were HERS rated in 2016.

How to Design an Eco-Friendly Kitchen

How to Design an Eco-Friendly Kitchen

Going green in the kitchen is easier than you think.

New Smart Ventilation Fans Move More Air With Less Energy

New Smart Ventilation Fans Move More Air With Less Energy

The ability to choose the most fitting CFM level gives builders and contractors the flexibility and assurance that one fan will satisfy a range of ventilation design requirements.

Utah Relaunches Statewide Commercial PACE Program

In this updated program, financing is provided by private capital providers in an open market and repaid through a voluntary assessment on the owner's property tax bill.

Construction App Plans Home Improvement Projects

Construction App Plans Home Improvement Projects

Homeowners and constructions pros alike connect, create, and manage home building and remodeling projects using the free building and remodeling software for homeowners from Buildshop Inc. Homeowners are spending record amounts of time and money on home improvement projects in...

High Performance Windows Offer Panoramic Views

High Performance Windows Offer Panoramic Views

The hardware and track system is fully concealed, and the flush threshold is ADA compatible while being air, snow and watertight.

First Nations Helping Homes Project Uses Stone Wool Insulation

First Nations Helping Homes Project Uses Stone Wool Insulation

The program allows lower income families to realize homeownership, while maintaining a traditional hunting and trapping lifestyle.

Kohler Adds BIM Site to Aid Professionals in Plumbing Design

Kohler Adds BIM Site to Aid Professionals in Plumbing Design

It is crucial that the information building professionals gather for their projects is accurate and done in an efficient manner.

Solar Roofing Systems Boost Power Output

Solar Roofing Systems Boost Power Output

Building Integrated Photovoltaics (BIPV) refer to photovoltaic products such as solar panels and modules that are used as replacements for traditional building materials.

Sheep's Wool Insulation Part of Smart Wall System

Sheep's Wool Insulation Part of Smart Wall System

Constructed using non-toxic materials, the enclosure system uses existing and new technology to generate an airtight, energy efficient and long-lasting building envelope.

Video | Veteran Builds Tiny Home Village for Homeless Vets

Video | Veteran Builds Tiny Home Village for Homeless Vets

The houses are all eco-friendly and sustainable, with solar panels all over the property and composting toilets.

DOE Fighting Red Tape That Slows Solar Installations

DOE Fighting Red Tape That Slows Solar Installations

Communities achieving the highest SolSmart rating are doing even more to speed up the solar process.

Indian Builder Launches Luxurious Co-living Homes Made of Shipping Containers

Indian Builder Launches Luxurious Co-living Homes Made of Shipping Containers

The prefabricated homes were designed  to withstand the weather conditions in India and meet the living needs and aspirations of the young adults who relocate to cities for jobs.

100,000 Homes Improved With PACE Financing

100,000 Homes Improved With PACE Financing

Energy- and water-saving improvements financed through HERO have created more than 20,000 jobs, and are on track to save homeowners billions on utility bills.

Energy Department Funds Home Energy Efficiency Studies

Energy Department Funds Home Energy Efficiency Studies

The selected projects will accelerate energy performance improvements in existing and new residential buildings

Infographic: Sustainable building from bottom up

Developing a sustainable building demands a holistic approach. While newer buildings tend to perform better from an energy standpoint, due to building code advancements, it’s not always a guarantee. Planning is pivotal and literally must take place from the ground...

Electric Vehicles Can Charge from Solar Power

Electric Vehicles Can Charge from Solar Power

Owners of solar arrays can now combine smart EV charging with their solar generation to maximize their renewable energy self-consumption and increase energy savings.

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