Manufacturers have been working to reduce their carbon footprint for years, with little success.
The terms “green” and “sustainable” both describe more efficient, environmentally-responsible ways of using resources in the construction industry. In the past, only specialty builders marketed themselves as green. Now, around one-third of the U.S.
Massachusetts residents overwhelmingly want to be able to choose their energy supplier, choose clean energy and want more renewable energy in the state’s power system, according to a new poll. Support for clean energy choice cut across the typical partisan...
As it nears completion, Alabama Power’s Smart Neighborhood brings together high-performance homes, energy efficient systems and appliances, connected devices and a microgrid on a community-wide scale. Smart Neighborhood in Birmingham is a future-focused, energy-efficient community with homes that are rated...
With California leading the way, many cities, counties and states are adopting green building strategies as mandatory requirements in local codes.
RESNET announced an additional 13 homebuilders will market their homes using RESNET’s HERS Index Score for energy efficiency, joining the more than 170 builders already marketing their high-performance homes. These leading builders are committed to having all of their homes...
This planned expansion will increase employment in this Hawaiian segment of the organization.
Nestled in the foothills of South Mountain, the region has retained the flavor of its rural roots while providing residents easy access to all that Phoenix has to offer.
A degree or two may not feel like much of a difference, but it's a change you'll definitely see on your energy bill.
Building a sustainable home does not require a lot of money or time and energy.
The goal of the collaboration is to measurably reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions through improved energy efficiency in buildings.
By making hidden livability factors more transparent, homebuyers can prioritize their home search based on what matters to them.
The study showed that certified homes saved homeowners more than $500 per year in electricity bills.
The recognition comes on the heels of the October award for Innovation in Housing from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE).
Icynene U.S. Holding Corp. and Lapolla Industries Inc. announce the completion of their previously announced merger.
Households heating with natural gas are expected to spend an average of $635 this winter -- 22 percent more than last winter.
RESNET’s development of the HERS rating system has helped consumers gain a better appreciation of energy efficiency in the home.
With Massachusetts National Grid customers facing a 34 percent increase in the cost of electricity this winter, homeowners need to take steps to reduce their energy usage. Ryan Williams, general manager of 128 Plumbing, Heating, Cooling & Electric, gives tips...
Whether they’re living in a single- or multifamily residence, occupants have the ability to make moves aimed boosting the efficiency of those structures. Of course, if one is renting or leasing, doing so often means working with the facility owner or manager.
This course will review the key building science concepts that have changed the way houses are built.