Reports makes case for investment in N.C. energy efficient construction

Reports makes case for investment in N.C. energy efficient construction

A new report from the North Carolina Building Performance Association (NCBPA) helps make the business case for new and renewed state investment in energy efficient construction in North Carolina. The report provides policymakers, regulators and utilities a variety of reasons...

Funding Contest Looking for Smart City Solutions

Funding Contest Looking for Smart City Solutions

Through the program, technology providers are tasked with proposing hardware and software solutions that contribute to safer, more sustainable communities.

Millennials Are Delaying Home Purchases But Want Smart Homes

Millennials Are Delaying Home Purchases But Want Smart Homes

When they are ready to take the plunge, millennials are particularly interested in smart technology.

Ductless HVAC helps homeowners beat the summer heat

Summer officially begins June 20, and this year, it also may mark a time when the U.S. love affair with central air conditioning starts to cool off.

Looking for an architect? Here's what to ask before hiring

Looking for an architect? Here's what to ask before hiring

Every architecture firm brings its own combination of skills, expertise, interests and values to its projects.

 Classic-style faculty residence earns LEED Platinum, other green certifications

Classic-style faculty residence earns LEED Platinum, other green certifications

The Taft School residence in Watertown, Conn., was the first in the state to achieve the USGBC LEED BD+C for Homes Platinum certification using the new and more stringent version 4 rating criteria.

Greenbuild and NAHB announce new strategic partnership

Greenbuild and NAHB announce new strategic partnership

The largest green building exhibition and the largest association of homebuilders have partnered to educate and inspire homebuilders on sustainable building.

BPI home energy audit system published as ANSI standard

BPI home energy audit system published as ANSI standard

Home energy auditing has a new science based standard for evaluating detached single-family dwellings and townhouses that supports the U.S. Department of Energy's Home Energy Score.

USGBC names 2014 Best of Buildings awards

USGBC names 2014 Best of Buildings awards

The Best of Building Awards celebrate the year’s best products, projects, organizations and individuals making an impact in green building.

Home Innovation Research Labs recognizes NGBS Green Partners of Excellence

Home Innovation Research Labs recognizes NGBS Green Partners of Excellence

Green building is a growing part of the residential construction industry, and Home Innovation Research Labs recognized 30 NGBS Green Partners for their outstanding contributions to advancing green building in their communities.

U.S. homeowners to tap $100 million in home energy loan financing

U.S. homeowners to tap $100 million in home energy loan financing

Homeowners across the United States will benefit from an innovative public-private partnership designed to make it easier to find lower-cost loans for home energy efficiency improvements. The Warehouse for Energy Efficiency Loans (WHEEL) opens the residential energy efficiency finance market...

Is your home an energy hog? Find out with an energy rating

Consumers are always looking for ways to save money on their everyday expenses, but the energy efficiency of their homes is often overlooked. “Other than your mortgage payment, your energy bill is the most expensive part of home ownership,” said...

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