Founder and chairman Bob Fincher used part of his summer vacation to tour Midwest companies that are championing the integration of green technologies and tactics into our homes and other buildings. Here's what he found.
Setting a budget, proper planning are key
The kitchen is the most used and impressive home amenity. Whenever guests show up, or even just your immediate family getting together, it seems like the place to congregate is the kitchen.
Nationwide, homes with green features are selling for higher prices.
The design of this home exceeds California Title 24 energy efficiency standards by 52.5 percent.
One of the last things on someone's mind when remodeling a home is what they should do with the old material.
Transforming the yard into more living space makes it a prime destination for the next garden party or backyard barbecue.
It’s easy for people to overlook some of the improvements that can help optimize their remodeling investment.
The overwhelming majority of windows and doors manufactured have an NFRC label.
Outside of the ocean view, the roof could be the next most valuable item a buyer considers on this home.
The majority of homeowners prioritize storage over all other functions of their kitchen.
Each plank is carefully hand painted to display the patina of weather-worn boards.
Many of the lessons from the Northeast are relevant to developing the heat pump market in other regions as well.
The homeowners wanted to update and upgrade their 6,000-square-foot home while still preserving the historic nature of the property.
The big winners include the geothermal heat pump industry and energy upgrade contractors.
Research suggest that installing PV on new housing developments could enable residential PV installation savings of 61 percent relative to the Q1 2017 benchmark system price.
After being moved three times, this historic home now serves as a community resource center for historic preservation.
Countertops, in particular, are having a real moment today as homeowners focus on decluttering surfaces for a sleek and tidy kitchen post-renovation.
The division will provide appliances for every type of home, including different styles, functions, budget, and life-stage.
Here's a look back at some of the top trends of the past year, based on our conversations with builders, architects, manufacturers and other professionals in the industry.