Energy efficiency



Air Quality, tight construction, home building, ventilation

Historically, residential ventilation wasn’t considered a problem by builders or homeowners because it was largely believed that operable windows and high rates of enclosure leakage provided enough outside air in the home.

Features
August 14, 2015

People spend nearly 90 percent of their time indoors, with the majority of that time spent in their homes

Building More Prefab Homes Can Help Construction Go Greener
News
July 10, 2015

Building homes in factories could help reduce the industry’s energy consumption

The (Not So) New Role of Cannabis in Construction
News
July 07, 2015

Hempcrete provides natural insulation, is airtight yet breathable, impervious to mold, and virtually fireproof

The New Face of Solar Panel Buyers

A residential photovoltaic installation in Bayview, Wisc., in 2007. Photo: Mjmonty/Flickr

News
July 06, 2015

As music and film streaming becomes more on-demand, so do energy-efficient utilities

Exterior view of the Whirlpool Corp. and Kohler Co. joint research project—the ReNEWW House.
Features
June 26, 2015

The two companies are joining to create a retrofitted net-zero energy, water, and waste research home near Purdue University in Indiana
 

Exterior view of M Street Homes' first Zero Energy Ready Home (ZERH).
Features
June 11, 2015

Houston-area builder M Street Homes' first Zero Energy Ready Home employs a unique bundled arrangement of mechanical systems 

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?

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