Solar-powered mountain home sustainable prototype for Aspen development

Solar-powered mountain home sustainable prototype for Aspen development

Looking to add sustainable options to the scores of cookie-cutter homes in Aspen, Colorado’s booming real estate market, a real estate design firm has unveiled what it hopes will become a popular alternative. San Francisco-based Aidlin Darling Design and a...

Annual energy expense for home prototype projected at $69

Annual energy expense for home prototype projected at $69

Imagine the annual energy cost for your home being only about what it costs to take a family to dinner. A new carbon positive home in one of Australia’s first sustainable housing projects is expected to rack up just $69...

Infographic: Budgeting for home window replacement

Infographic: Budgeting for home window replacement

Windows play pivotal roles in the look and, perhaps more importantly, the efficiency of a home. When it comes to replacing those windows, the task isn’t always simple – or inexpensive. You want windows that not only provide great views,...

Infographic: Home innovations that can save money

Smart home technology can make things easier, but can it actually save you money? Davis Audio recently studied the 10 most popular smart home devices to find out how they can pay for themselves. The infographic below from Davis Audio...

Geothermal-powered Halifax home uses automation for energy savings

Geothermal-powered Halifax home uses automation for energy savings

A luxury home in Halifax, Nova Scotia, combines a modern appearance with advanced technologies to spur energy efficiency. The Syncline House, developed by Omar Gandhi Architect, is a two-story residence with a mezzanine set atop a rocky foundation that inspired...

3 ways to improve mobile home energy efficiency

3 ways to improve mobile home energy efficiency

Despite being a cost-effective housing option, mobile homes aren’t known for their energy efficiency. Design issues can result in high utility costs. In fact, utilities can cost up to 50 percent more in a mobile home as compared to a site-built home of similar age and size, according to statistics from the U.S.

Remodel Your Home to Make It Greener

Remodel Your Home to Make It Greener

There are several things that you can do to an existing home to conserve energy.

DOE Invention Could Turn Windows Into Solar Cells

DOE Invention Could Turn Windows Into Solar Cells

SwitchGlaze windows may look ordinary, but they are far from it.

Save Energy: 4 Ways You Can be More Cost-Effective and Efficient with Your Utilities

Save Energy: 4 Ways You Can be More Cost-Effective and Efficient with Your Utilities

Many homeowners try to curb consumption through an adjustment of their own behaviors.

A Guide to Completing a Successful Renovation Project

A Guide to Completing a Successful Renovation Project

When you’re asked what your budget is for your renovation project, you cannot say, “I don’t know.”

Tips to Save Energy During the Cold Winter Months

Tips to Save Energy During the Cold Winter Months

With Massachusetts National Grid customers facing a 34 percent increase in the cost of electricity this winter, homeowners need to take steps to reduce their energy usage. Ryan Williams, general manager of 128 Plumbing, Heating, Cooling & Electric, gives tips...

Infographic: A window to making homes more energy efficient

Developers of single- and multifamily homes these days strive to make them as high performing as possible. Doing so comes with considerable benefits for both builders and buyers: Lower energy expenses Healthier indoor conditions Less maintenance Higher resale values Windows...

Renovation Projects That Return the Best ROI

Adding space or comfort, or getting rid of problem areas like a leaky roof may drive upgrading your home. If that's the case, you may not care as much about resale value. But home renovation projects can also pay off...

Condo Canada's first to receive LEED platinum

A Markham, Canada, condominium is "LEEDing" the way in sustainability and energy conservation. River Park Condominium, developed by the Markham-based Times Group, has achieved a LEED platinum certification and become the first condominium (10-story-plus building) in Canada to receive the...

Retrofitting: A Short Guide To Renovating An Older Home For Energy Efficiency

Retrofitting: A Short Guide To Renovating An Older Home For Energy Efficiency

Modern building materials and technology have resulted in new homes that are far more energy efficient than those built even a decade or two ago.

High Performance Windows Offer Panoramic Views

High Performance Windows Offer Panoramic Views

The hardware and track system is fully concealed, and the flush threshold is ADA compatible while being air, snow and watertight.

Steps Homeowners Can Take to Fight Climate Change

Steps Homeowners Can Take to Fight Climate Change

Individual Americans still have the power to improve the long-term health of the planet.

Skylights Combine Energy Efficiency With Cost Savings

Skylights Combine Energy Efficiency With Cost Savings

Homeowners can maximize energy efficiency and take advantage of a 30-percent federal tax credit with the new VELUX Energy Performance Model skylight featuring automated energy performance. The Energy Performance Model combines an ENERGY STAR-certified VELUX fixed or manual fresh air...

3 Simple Ways to Keep Your Kitchen Cool This Summer Without Blasting Your AC

3 Simple Ways to Keep Your Kitchen Cool This Summer Without Blasting Your AC

No matter how much you love cooking, the kitchen can be the most miserable place in your home when the weather outside is scorching. It makes sense that you don’t want to increase the heat inside of your home, and the natural solution is to blast your AC.

Frameless Sliding Glass Wall Designed to Tackle the Weather (Video)

Frameless Sliding Glass Wall Designed to Tackle the Weather (Video)

Keeping the weather outside while maximizing the views from the inside has always been at the heart of every glass wall system.

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