Concrete industry tackling greenhouse gas issues

Concrete industry tackling greenhouse gas issues

Manufacturers have been working to reduce their carbon footprint for years, with little success.

5 ways to more sustainable home construction

5 ways to more sustainable home construction

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.

Poll: 84% of Massachusetts residents want clean energy choice

Poll: 84% of Massachusetts residents want clean energy choice

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...

Smart Neighborhood to 'help families take control of energy use, live better'

Smart Neighborhood to 'help families take control of energy use, live better'

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...

LEED aligns with California green building codes

LEED aligns with California green building codes

With California leading the way, many cities, counties and states are adopting green building strategies as mandatory requirements in local codes.

RESNET adds 13 EnergySmart builders

RESNET adds 13 EnergySmart builders

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...

Acquisition Expected to Boost Solar Installation in Hawaii

Acquisition Expected to Boost Solar Installation in Hawaii

This planned expansion will increase employment in this Hawaiian segment of the organization.

LEED Certified Neighborhood Opening In Phoenix

LEED Certified Neighborhood Opening In Phoenix

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.

Top Tips to Reduce Your Home's Heating and Cooling Costs

Top Tips to Reduce Your Home's Heating and Cooling Costs

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.

Five Easy Things You Can Do To Make Your Home More Sustainable

Five Easy Things You Can Do To Make Your Home More Sustainable

Building a sustainable home does not require a lot of money or time and energy.

Dow and USGBC Partner to Support Sustainable Cities and Promote Energy Efficiency

Dow and USGBC Partner to Support Sustainable Cities and Promote Energy Efficiency

The goal of the collaboration is to measurably reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions through improved energy efficiency in buildings.

Two New Apps Help Homebuyers Make Smart Decisions

By making hidden livability factors more transparent, homebuyers can prioritize their home search based on what matters to them.

Seattle Study: Green Homes Save Twice As Much Energy As Anticipated

Seattle Study: Green Homes Save Twice As Much Energy As Anticipated

The study showed that certified homes saved homeowners more than $500 per year in electricity bills.

Thrive Home Builders Named

Thrive Home Builders Named "Professional Builder's 2017 Builder Of The Year"

The recognition comes on the heels of the October award for Innovation in Housing from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE).

Icynene And Lapolla Industries Complete Merger

Icynene And Lapolla Industries Complete Merger

Icynene U.S. Holding Corp. and Lapolla Industries Inc. announce the completion of their previously announced merger.

3 Questions Homeowners Should Ask Before Replacing Your Heating System

Households heating with natural gas are expected to spend an average of $635 this winter -- 22 percent more than last winter.

KB Home HERS Index-rated Homes Demonstrate Energy Efficiency

KB Home HERS Index-rated Homes Demonstrate Energy Efficiency

RESNET’s development of the HERS rating system has helped consumers gain a better appreciation of energy efficiency in the home.

Tips to Save Energy During the Cold Winter Months

Tips to Save Energy During the Cold Winter Months

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...

Infographic: Single- and multifamily home energy savings

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.

EEBA Seminar: High Performance Mechanicals for  Houses That Work

EEBA Seminar: High Performance Mechanicals for Houses That Work

This course will review the key building science concepts that have changed the way houses are built.

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