Ready to live green? The greenest home in Seattle is on the market

Ready to live green? The greenest home in Seattle is on the market

The first speculative Emerald Star certified home in Seattle goes net zero energy with solar panels and innovative building science.

Spray foam has built-in ignition barrier to save installation time

Spray foam has built-in ignition barrier to save installation time

Spray foam insulation helps homebuilders tackle tough installation challenges and deliver better energy efficiency.

Tiny House design secrets to living large in a small space

Tiny House design secrets to living large in a small space

The tiny house movement continues to gather steam as more people come to realize they can live a fulfilling life in a small home that's less resource intensive to build and operate.

Louisville MLS adds 8 green fields to drive green home listings

Louisville MLS adds 8 green fields to drive green home listings

It will be easier for homebuyers and realtors in Louisville, Kentucky, to find homes with green features and certifications

Take a look at how wind turbines work

Take a look at how wind turbines work

With wind power contributing more the nation's renewable energy sources, it's cool to see what's behind those massive wind turbine blades.

Green Beam: LEDs Be Cra-Cra

Green Beam: LEDs Be Cra-Cra

Walk down the lighting aisle of any big-box store, and you’ll see something you wouldn’t have five years ago – half the light bulbs available are LED.

US-made tankless water heater offers commercial grade for residential use

US-made tankless water heater offers commercial grade for residential use

Tankless water heaters are among the most efficient models on the market, and one company is delivering made in the USA options for homeowners.

Long and short term benefits of solar power at home

Long and short term benefits of solar power at home

With solar energy on the rise, a hope for a sustainable future isn’t just near--it’s here.

Energy Star rated dishwashers clean quietly

Energy Star rated dishwashers clean quietly

Research shows that noise is the top factor for consumers when choosing a dishwasher.

Engineered shake & shingle siding delivers the look of cedar without the upkeep

Engineered shake & shingle siding delivers the look of cedar without the upkeep

Everyone loves the natural beauty, warmth, and charm of real cedar siding on homes, but they don’t love the constant upkeep.

Green premium: insurance discounts for green build

Green premium: insurance discounts for green build

Not only are green buildings healthier, productivity lifters, and worth more money, the insurance industry confirms that they’re better insurance risks.

 Metal wall panels complete modernist multifamily design

Metal wall panels complete modernist multifamily design

A downtown Los Angeles condo building gives residents a view of the Hollywood sign through exterior metal panel cladding.

Multifamily owners turning to geothermal for new construction and retrofits

Multifamily owners turning to geothermal for new construction and retrofits

As geothermal heating and cooling become more mainstream, multifamily owners are valuing the benefits of renewable energy.

 Don't miss out on these HVAC trends

Don't miss out on these HVAC trends

Heating and cooling choices can make or break the energy efficiency, and affordability of a home.

Don't fall for greenwashing about your new home

Don't fall for greenwashing about your new home

Buyers beware: builders that simply make claims of great energy efficiency with no proof of testing or third party certification are Greenwashing!

New home plans position ICF for affordable, efficient, storm resistant housing

New home plans position ICF for affordable, efficient, storm resistant housing

Four insulated concrete form houses in a low-income housing project in Louisville are among the first built with home plans for affordable housing that could be game changer for residential construction.

  Do you know which home remodeling projects pay off?

Do you know which home remodeling projects pay off?

Curb appeal is the most important factor in a home remodeling project, but homeowners may need help in choosing the best projects, according to a recent survey.

On-call recirculation pumps combat water waste and deliver hot water quickly

On-call recirculation pumps combat water waste and deliver hot water quickly

With water restrictions in force in California and elsewhere, water recirculation pumps are an easy way to save water.

Water heater regulations reshape the product landscape

Water heater regulations reshape the product landscape

New standards for water heaters will force changes on homeowners, builders and plumbing contractors while saving tons of carbon dioxide emissions and energy at the same time.

5 green upgrades you should consider for your home

5 green upgrades you should consider for your home

More and more people realize that preserving the environment of our planet is to a large degree a personal cause.

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