Energy-efficiency employment in the United States topped 6.5 million in 2017, according to recent research. That’s an increase of about 2 percent, or 133,000 jobs, and the jump represented nearly 7 percent of all new jobs added across the country...
If you take a five-minute shower and flush your toilet just once, you’ve already used more than the daily allotment of water for Cape Town, South Africa, residents. As the city approaches “Day Zero,” the day Cape Town is expected...
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...
More American real estate developers could be poised to enter the era of the net-zero-energy building, industry experts predicted during Urban Land Institute’s 2018 Spring Meeting in Detroit. That drive to aim for net-zero energy in new construction and major...
Partnerships needed to meet the desperate need, rising demand for healthier homes, communities
The United States is in the middle of a supply crisis – the number of homes for sale has fallen on an annual basis for the past 33 straight months.
Icynene U.S. Holding Corp. and Lapolla Industries Inc. announce the completion of their previously announced merger.
Recycling programs in multifamily buildings and commercial structures have grown in popularity over the years. Recycling isn't always easy.
June data from Meyers Research showed a solid increase in new home sales across many top markets in the country. On a national level, new home sales rose to an average of 2.23 sales per community, up 4.2% compared to...
Florida has among the highest electricity consumption in the country, with annual household electricity consumption approximately 30 percent higher than the U.S. average.
The condensing technology segment is anticipated to register the fastest growth.
High installation cost of geothermal heat pumps systems along with lack of consumer awareness or confidence in geothermal heat pump’s benefits is a major challenge in overall acceptance.
Half of general contractors, remodelers and design-build firms report this is driving increases in costs to hire subcontractors.
Sustainability, health and wellness and water conservation were just a few of the over-arching themes that dominated this year’s event.
PACE loans allow local governments to provide financing for energy efficiency, renewable energy and water efficiency projects that building owners pay back through property tax assessments.
At the 2016 RESNET Building Performance Conference, home energy experts will gather to discuss home energy ratings, existing home retrofits, building codes and energy policy.
The substantial local economic activity from new homebuilding isn't always visible, but it is substantial.
The value of homes built to new energy codes should be reflected in the appraisals for lending, and appraisers can use new information from the Appraisal Institute to reflect better buildings.
The demand for green homes is growing and today's consumers want homes and communities that are environmentally sustainable and resource efficient, according to The National Association of Realtors.
A new quiz from the nonprofit Propane Education & Research Council helps homeowners determine if and when it is time to pull the plug on their current water heater.