The Midwest: A heartland with a heart for sustainability

The Midwest: A heartland with a heart for sustainability

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.

Go behind the scenes of the first Passive House in Texas

Go behind the scenes of the first Passive House in Texas

Electricity use averaged $1 per day, even with the air conditioning set at 71 degrees.

What does your old toilet say about you?

What does your old toilet say about you?

Upgrading your toilet to a new 1.28-gallon model is one of the quickest ways to save water in your home.

Actually, This Net Zero Home Produces More Energy Than It Uses

Actually, This Net Zero Home Produces More Energy Than It Uses

Settled in the old Seattle neighborhood amidst 100-year-old craftsman style homes, the 3-story, 2,117 square-foot contemporary home stands out as a testament to maximum efficiency.

Flex House is the Right Size with Its Footprint and Smart Home Technology

Flex House is the Right Size with Its Footprint and Smart Home Technology

Creatively conceived, the Flex House allows homebuyers to design a home that matches their specific living needs.

Underground and Other Unseen Things

Underground and Other Unseen Things

It occurs to me that some the most important things about building a home are either underground or otherwise unseen, from utilities to time and effort.

Nationwide Tap Water Report Details Pollutants in Virtually All U.S. Public Water Systems

Nationwide Tap Water Report Details Pollutants in Virtually All U.S. Public Water Systems

The disturbing truth is that, all too often, a glass of tap water also comes with a dose of industrial and agricultural contaminants.

EEBA takes summit to new level

EEBA takes summit to new level

Annual event revamped with stronger focus on high-performance building

Survey: More People Aware of Lead Contamination in Water

Survey: More People Aware of Lead Contamination in Water

Awareness of water quality issues and contaminants that might affect water quality has risen over the past two years.

4 Plumbing Tips That Will Help You Conserve More Water at Home

4 Plumbing Tips That Will Help You Conserve More Water at Home

Many people are able to save hundreds of gallons of water every year with a few plumbing upgrades and lifestyle changes.

Water Conservation is the Next Big Challenge for Home Builders

Water Conservation is the Next Big Challenge for Home Builders

As energy efficiency continues to improve, water conservation is becoming the next frontier in residential building.

NAHB Names Best of IBS 2017 Product Winners

NAHB Names Best of IBS 2017 Product Winners

The awards were given in nine categories, plus an overall Best in Show award.

Safe Water Can Change a Community (video)

Safe Water Can Change a Community (video)

The reality is that there is a simple, cost-effective, scalable and easily adoptable way to kill bacteria and viruses in water.

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.

High tech pipes improve water use efficiency

High tech pipes improve water use efficiency

For builders who want to get the most out of a plumbing system, the choice of piping material has a long-term impact on the project.

EEBA: Homebuilders Dive into Water/Energy Relationships

EEBA: Homebuilders Dive into Water/Energy Relationships

The relationship between water usage and energy usage has been understood for about the past 10 years, but homebuilders are still struggling with techniques to reduce water use.

Bio-Microbics acquisition expands gray water product line

Bio-Microbics acquisition expands gray water product line

Properties wanting to reduce their energy and water consumption levels have a new step forward in water recycling.

Reduce stormwater runoff to control pollution from your home

Reduce stormwater runoff to control pollution from your home

According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, 80 percent of pollution to the marine environment comes from the land.

Water-saving technologies battle drought conditions

Water-saving technologies battle drought conditions

Low-flow toilets and other technology innovations can help save water in every home, and each step can make a difference.

IBS video:  Innovative products revolutionze waste water treatment

IBS video: Innovative products revolutionze waste water treatment

Clean water is more in demand than ever, and fortunately there are some easy-to-use technologies that make managing water easier.

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