In the beginning of the classic 1989 film, Back to the Future: Part II, 17-year-old protagonist Marty McFly travels 30 years into the future to visit his grownup self in the year 2015.
Building homes in factories could help reduce the industry’s energy consumption
Hempcrete provides natural insulation, is airtight yet breathable, impervious to mold, and virtually fireproof
A residential photovoltaic installation in Bayview, Wisc., in 2007. Photo: Mjmonty/Flickr
As music and film streaming becomes more on-demand, so do energy-efficient utilities
The two companies are joining to create a retrofitted net-zero energy, water, and waste research home near Purdue University in Indiana
Houston-area builder M Street Homes' first Zero Energy Ready Home employs a unique bundled arrangement of mechanical systems
Cost-effective ways to meet zero-energy-ready home requirements
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State housing authorities are starting to take an interest in Passive House standards
Tesla CEO Elon Musk. Heisenberg Media/Wikimedia Commons
Instead of building a battery room, eco-conscious homeowners can simply mount a sleek Powerwall
Are homebuyers more interested in being green or saving green?
Between 1980 and 2009 energy consumption per U.S. household declined despite the increased number of larger houses with more personal computers, large-screen TVs, and other electricity-consuming gadgets in the U.S.