Energy-efficient and healthy don’t have to mean expensive. Our editors have compiled these top real-world strategies to live the way you want to at a price you can afford.
Insurance companies, state regulators and government agencies are providing significant insurance discounts for homes built to new, more resilient standards like the FORTIFIED Home standard. This white paper covers one popular approach to building a storm-resilient home — using insulated concrete forms (ICFs) for the wall assembly and foundation.
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Innovative projects, developers, builders showcased in annual USGBC awards
Green approach contributes efficiency, value, sustainability risk
Structure meant to serve as example of sustainable building on small scale
Community becomes third to earn recognition, joining Washington, D.C., and Phoenix
Landmark TLV will create an unparalleled work-live-play experience for Tel Aviv's thriving start-up, tech, and entrepreneurial business culture and its major players.
The Affordable Housing Alliance knew that utility costs were a large part of what made older manufactured homes expensive for residents.
Many buyers have come to expect standard features, and homes integrating specialty green features are becoming more mainstream.
Nationwide, homes with green features are selling for higher prices.
The design of this home exceeds California Title 24 energy efficiency standards by 52.5 percent.
Each home was tested by an independent third party energy rater to develop a HERS Index score.
The home and insulation installer were recognized with a 2018 Industry Excellence Award, winning first prize in the Residential Wall category.
The lease includes annual energy reviews to drive continuous improvement in the building's operation.
Because they are built to such a high level of airtightness, the apartments use heat from daily activities such as laundry to help warm the home.
Electricity use averaged $1 per day, even with the air conditioning set at 71 degrees.
LG was first recognized as ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year in 2012.
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Learn about the many certifications and accreditations that are available in the green home market, including USGBC LEED, Energy Star, Partnership for Advancing Housing Technology (PATH), Cradle to Cradle (C2C), Greenguard, Green Seal and more.
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