Five tips for an eco-friendlier yard

Five tips for an eco-friendlier yard

Having a lush, green yard does not mean compromising green practices.

Type: White Paper

Sponsor: ProudGreenHome.com


The basics of pre-fab and modular homes

The basics of pre-fab and modular homes

Pre-fabricated homes have come a long way since the days of the double-wide. Now they’re available in all sizes and budgets, and are much more energy-efficient than their new-build counterparts.

Type: White Paper

Sponsor: ProudGreenHome.com


The Benefits of LEED-Certifying Your Home

The Benefits of LEED-Certifying Your Home

There are plenty of benefits to be gained from obtaining LEED green building certification for your home.

Type: White Paper

Sponsor: ProudGreenHome.com


Energy-Efficient Lighting: Top trends

Energy-Efficient Lighting: Top trends

One of the easiest and cheapest ways to be greener is to make changes to your home's interior lighting.

Type: White Paper

Sponsor: ProudGreenHome.com


Utility Green Pricing Programs: Design, Implementation and Consumer Response

Utility Green Pricing Programs: Design, Implementation and Consumer Response

Since the introduction of the concept in the United States, the number of unique utility green pricing programs has expanded exponentially. The design and implementation has also changed, as has the consumer response to these changes.

Type: Special Report




Green Power Marketing in the United States: A Status Report

Green Power Marketing in the United States: A Status Report

This report documents green power marketing activities and trends in the United States, focusing on consumer decisions to purchase electricity supplied from renewable energy sources.

Type: Special Report




Show Home Targets Energy Efficiency in Hot-Humid Climate. Building Technologies Program

Show Home Targets Energy Efficiency in Hot-Humid Climate. Building Technologies Program

This brochure describes The New American Home, an annual project that is focused on the future of homebuilding. Industry experts team to design, build and monitor a demonstration home that has been equipped with the latest marketable technologies and projects.

Type: Brochure




Vision of Future Transportation

Vision of Future Transportation

An illustration of what our transportation will look like in the future, as we gravitate toward more energy-efficient practices.

Type: Brochure




Identifying Inefficient Single-Family Homes With Utility Bill Analysis

Identifying Inefficient Single-Family Homes With Utility Bill Analysis

Differentiating between energy-efficient and inefficient single- family homes helps identify and prioritize candidates for energy-efficiency upgrades.

Type: Case Study




2009 Renewable Energy Data Book

2009 Renewable Energy Data Book

This Renewable Energy Data Book for 2009 provides facts and figures on energy in general, renewable electricity in the United States, global renewable energy development, wind power, solar energy, geothermal power, biopower, hydropower, advanced water power, hydrogen, renewable fuels and clean energy investments.

Type: Special Report




Ducts in the Attic? What Were They Thinking?

Ducts in the Attic? What Were They Thinking?

As energy-efficiency efforts focus increasingly on existing homes, many construction decisions made decades ago seem inefficient, including duct location in the attic. This analysis focuses on the impact duct location has on cooling load, peak demand and energy cost in hot climates.

Type: Special Report




NREL/Habitat for Humanity Zero Energy Home: A Cold-Climate Case Study for Affordable Zero Energy Homes

NREL/Habitat for Humanity Zero Energy Home: A Cold-Climate Case Study for Affordable Zero Energy Homes

In October 2005, a family moved into a Habitat for Humanity home near Denver, and became partners with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Building America (BA) program to understand how to create affordable zero energy homes (ZEHs) in cold climates. This report details the design, construction and performance of the home.

Type: Research





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