Most HVAC Installations Leak; Energy Star Has a Fix

Most HVAC Installations Leak; Energy Star Has a Fix

The new program, called ENERGY STAR Verified HVAC Installation (ESVI), was designed to place new emphasis on the importance of duct sealing and other best practices .

New Green Home Designed for Disability Accommodations and Aging in Place

New Green Home Designed for Disability Accommodations and Aging in Place

Empty-nesters Dan and Suzanne Swisher wanted to build a new home for a variety of reasons.

Honey Glow Named Color of the Year for 2017 (Video)

Honey Glow Named Color of the Year for 2017 (Video)

The cheerful spirit that radiates from this color will re-energize any room.

Use Pocket Doors for a Sustainability Secret Weapon

Use Pocket Doors for a Sustainability Secret Weapon

Pocket doors allow builders, remodelers and architects to design more energy-efficient, right-sized kitchens that deliver cost-savings and outstanding space utilization.

A Buying Guide to Fireplace Inserts

A Buying Guide to Fireplace Inserts

Unfortunately, most fires in traditional masonry fireplaces are long on atmosphere but short on energy efficiency.

PGH of Louisville takes public spotlight

PGH of Louisville takes public spotlight

High-performance home to be used teach real estate agents, builders and others about the value of green and sustainable construction

What Does 40 Lbs. of Household Dust Look Like?

What Does 40 Lbs. of Household Dust Look Like?

Held together by static electricity, these pesky formations grow larger as they collect common airborne particles.

Greenbuild 2016 Product Preview

Greenbuild 2016 Product Preview

The Greenbuild International Conference and Expo is the Super Bowl of the high performance building world, and everyone brings their A game.

Energy Department Announces Winners of the 2016 Housing Innovation Awards

Energy Department Announces Winners of the 2016 Housing Innovation Awards

The winners were selected by a diverse panel of builders, architects, and industry professionals for their outstanding accomplishments in designing and building Zero Energy-Ready Homes.

5 Ways to Improve Indoor Air Quality

5 Ways to Improve Indoor Air Quality

Tight houses often mean that pollutants can be trapped inside, creating an indoor air pollution problem.

2017 Home Design Color Forecast Reveals Paint Trends

2017 Home Design Color Forecast Reveals Paint Trends

Paint is more than just a color; it is a method of communication.

AHR innovation awards announced

AHR innovation awards announced

The annual competition honors the most inventive and original products, systems and technologies showcased at each year’s AHR Expo.

Survey: Majority of Americans Concerned About Water Safety

Survey: Majority of Americans Concerned About Water Safety

73% of Americans have never had their water tested for impurities.

Five places to use bamboo at your home

Five places to use bamboo at your home

If you like the look of wood but want a more sustainable alternative, properly sourced and manufactured bamboo products could work for you.

How Walkable is Your City? See the Top 10 List

How Walkable is Your City? See the Top 10 List

Many builders are focusing their efforts in the denser, more urban neighborhoods.

Production Home Builder Targets Green Building to Buyer Understanding

Production Home Builder Targets Green Building to Buyer Understanding

Offering a home that exceeds the minimum standard, no matter how stringent that might be, is one way a builder a can differentiate itself in a competitive marketplace.

UN Climate Change Signature Ceremony

UN Climate Change Signature Ceremony

As a sustainability professional in Architecture based in New York City, I am adamant that my profession has a huge burden to dispel many of the adversary effects of climate change.

Get great painting ideas from room makeover contest winners (video)

Get great painting ideas from room makeover contest winners (video)

When it comes to home décor, one of the easiest ways to update a room is with a fresh coat of paint.

Study: indoor air pollution leads to higher risk of heart disease

Study: indoor air pollution leads to higher risk of heart disease

The increased risk of developing heart disease due to daily air pollution exposure are highlighted in several new studies.

 USGBC announces LEED Homes award winners

USGBC announces LEED Homes award winners

Home projects that demonstrate leadership and innovation in the residential green building marketplace were honored at the annual LEED Homes Awards.

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