Production Builder Wins Cross Border Energy Challenge

Production Builder Wins Cross Border Energy Challenge

The competition is based on the company’s lowest HERS (Home Energy Rating System) score.

New Tool Sources Energy-Efficient Building Products

New Tool Sources Energy-Efficient Building Products

Building Clean is designed to make it easier for architects and designers, consumers, contractors and developers, and manufacturers to find American-made, healthy products.

Program aims to increase appraisal accuracy

Program aims to increase appraisal accuracy

Two industry organizations are teaming up to give buyers of single- and multi-family homes a better understanding of a building’s projected energy bills. The program from RESNET and the Appraisal Institute would include HERS scores on appraisal forms in some...

Resilient Building Planned for Indian Reservation

Resilient Building Planned for Indian Reservation

The Thunder Valley Regenerative Plan is a visionary community design collaboration with the intent to create a sustainable, climate-change-resilient community.

PACE Supporters Challenge Proposed Legislation

Overall, PACE financing has empowered more than 100,000 American homeowners to make home energy and efficiency improvements.

Survey: Interest Rates Hikes Don't Stop Home Ownership Dreams (Infographic)

Survey: Interest Rates Hikes Don't Stop Home Ownership Dreams (Infographic)

Prospective first-time and upgrade homebuyers are cautious about rising home prices and interest rates, and are sensing growing risk.

Bill Would Enhance Consumer Protections for PACE Loans

Bill Would Enhance Consumer Protections for PACE Loans

PACE loans are -- in substance -- consumer loans secured by real property and should be subject to federal consumer protection requirements.

Sustainability Trends: Sustainable Homes and Communities

Sustainability Trends: Sustainable Homes and Communities

Embracing sustainable energy by eliminating the use of fossil fuels is the only way to stop global warming. The trend to stop the damage that is causing greenhouse gas emissions has been embraced by many countries.

Homeowners Need an Energy Report Card

Homeowners Need an Energy Report Card

Dallas has a thriving real estate market that was rated number one in Forbes’ “Best Buy Cities: Where To Invest In Housing In 2017." But there is one important area where Dallas homes lag behind: the green factor. Dallas ranks...

KB Home Report: 100,000 Energy Star Homes Built

KB Home takes a broad approach to sustainability, focusing on energy efficiency, as well as water conservation, healthier indoor environments, smart home capabilities and waste reduction.

Know How Your Roof Affects the Environment

Know How Your Roof Affects the Environment

The roof is one of the areas where you can make eco friendly choices for your home. According to industry data, roughly 7 million U.S. homeowners replace their roof each year and many are looking for new "green" energy-saving options....

Call for Entries to National Housing Innovation Awards

Call for Entries to National Housing Innovation Awards

Entries are open for the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Housing Innovation Awards that show case homes that meet the most rigourous guidelines for high performance homes. Sam Rashkin, Chief Architect of the Building Technologies Office, recently issued this call for entries. Okay, you’ve done the hard part.

Home Improvement Tricks and Tips For Greener Living

Building a green home is great, but actually living a lifestyle within that home that is environmentally friendly is even better.

Tyvek marks 50 years in use

Tyvek marks 50 years in use

One of the most common materials used to create the thermal envelopes of commercial buildings and homes is marking its golden anniversary. DuPont Protection Solutions announced the 50th anniversary of DuPont Tyvek, a nonwoven material that has enabled protection, security...

ENERGY STAR introduces first-ever smart thermostat specification

ENERGY STAR introduces first-ever smart thermostat specification

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has finalized its first-ever ENERGY STAR specification for smart thermostats. ENERGY STAR recognizes that smart thermostats provide an opportunity for energy savings beyond a simple energy consumption limit or temperature setting, and the specification...

2017 ENERGY STAR Award winners announced

2017 ENERGY STAR Award winners announced

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has announced its 2017 ENERGY STAR partners of the year. The prestigious recognition honors 152 recipients from a variety of fields and industries. Each year, the EPA salutes businesses and organizations that have made outstanding...

Mass Market Builder Honored for Sustainable Building Practices

Mass Market Builder Honored for Sustainable Building Practices

For the fourth year in a row, KB Home has received the prestigious RESNET President’s Award for American Production Builders.

Realtors Say Homebuyers are More Interested in Sustainability

Over half of Realtors find that consumers have interest in real estate sustainability issues and practices.

Tile Industry Targets LEED and Federal projects

Tile Industry Targets LEED and Federal projects

Interest in tile products is on the upswing due in large part to two major milestones in green building.

Spray Foam Maker Adopts Green Blowing Agent

The spray foam insulation industry is transitioning to next-generation products that help building owners and home owners further improve energy efficiency and lower energy costs.

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