Report: Energy-efficiency employment climbing

Report: Energy-efficiency employment climbing

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...

Infographic: Comparing U.S. daily water use to parched Cape Town

Infographic: Comparing U.S. daily water use to parched Cape Town

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...

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...

Developers shifting toward net-zero construction

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...

Report: Communities should build well to live well

Report: Communities should build well to live well

Partnerships needed to meet the desperate need, rising demand for healthier homes, communities

Experts Raise Expectations for Home Price Growth in 2018

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 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.

Infographic: Making the most of recycling

Recycling programs in multifamily buildings and commercial structures have grown in popularity over the years. Recycling isn't always easy.

New Home Markets with a High Concentration of Tech Jobs Perform the Best

New Home Markets with a High Concentration of Tech Jobs Perform the Best

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...

Home Solar Options Expanding in Florida

Home Solar Options Expanding in Florida

Florida has among the highest electricity consumption in the country, with annual household electricity consumption approximately 30 percent higher than the U.S. average.

Tankless Water Heater Market Expected to Grow 5.3% By 2024

The condensing technology segment is anticipated to register the fastest growth.

Geothermal Heat Pumps to Maintain Healthy Market Growth Through 2020

Geothermal Heat Pumps to Maintain Healthy Market Growth Through 2020

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.

Labor Shortages Lead to Slower Remodeling Projects

Labor Shortages Lead to Slower Remodeling Projects

Half of general contractors, remodelers and design-build firms report this is driving increases in costs to hire subcontractors.

Greenbuild Raises the Bar on Green Building Education

Greenbuild Raises the Bar on Green Building Education

Sustainability, health and wellness and water conservation were just a few of the over-arching themes that dominated this year’s event.

Appraisal Institute Joins 10 Associations Opposing Changes to PACE Loans

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.

RESNET 2016 conference gathers home energy experts

RESNET 2016 conference gathers home energy experts

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.

Economic impact from homebuilding shapes the U.S. economy (infographic)

The substantial local economic activity from new homebuilding isn't always visible, but it is substantial.

Builders, buyers and lenders get new guidance for valuing green homes

Builders, buyers and lenders get new guidance for valuing green homes

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.

Realtors: green home features increase value and marketability

Realtors: green home features increase value and marketability

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.

 Time to replace your water heater? Take the quiz to find out

Time to replace your water heater? Take the quiz to find out

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.

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