When it comes to the floor system, builders often think about code compliance and structural performance. But what about the intangible part—how the floor feels?
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
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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.
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New energy-efficiency standards will make water heaters more expensive, bigger, and more complex to install. Here’s what you need to know
A home produces enough energy to charge electric cars and power part of the museum next door