Energy efficiency



Features
May 13, 2015

Cost-effective ways to meet zero-energy-ready home requirements

Passive House Affordable Housing Pops Up Across the Country

Photo: Matt Harris/Flickr

News
May 04, 2015

State housing authorities are starting to take an interest in Passive House standards

Tesla Unveils Its New Residential Solar Power Battery

Tesla CEO Elon Musk. Heisenberg Media/Wikimedia Commons

News
May 01, 2015

Instead of building a battery room, eco-conscious homeowners can simply mount a sleek Powerwall

The Economic Difficulty of Building “Eco”
News
April 30, 2015

Are homebuyers more interested in being green or saving green?

Power lines carrying electricity.
Features
April 08, 2015

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.

Rheem energy-efficient water heaters shown in laundry room.

Photo: courtesy Rheem Manufacturing

Features
April 13, 2015

New energy-efficiency standards will make water heaters more expensive, bigger, and more complex to install. Here’s what you need to know

The Prefab Home That Generates Twice the Renewable Energy It Uses
News
April 03, 2015

A home produces enough energy to charge electric cars and power part of the museum next door

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