Energy efficiency



GreenHill Contracting Preserve in Esopus, New Paltz, N.Y. 

Features
February 03, 2016

These award-winning homes demonstrate the business and environmental opportunities that sustainable building affords.

New materials that reduce air infiltration, such as housewraps and high-density insulation, can also contributed to the reduced drying potential of building assemblies.
Features
January 15, 2016

Modern building assemblies are less tolerant of design and installation flaws, which requires that today’s homes be better designed and built.

The New American Home 2016, Henderson, Nev., designed and built by Element Design | Build (Photo: Jeff Davis, Jeff Davis Photography).

Features

The home puts a premium on indoor air quality, but it's also water-wise and energy-smart

U.S. Dept. of Energy weighs in on the 2018 International Energy Conservation Code

Photo: Ildar Sagdejev/Wikimedia Commons.

News
January 11, 2016

The DOE made 12 specific proposals covering a wide breadth of issues for residential buildings.

Massachusetts adds incentive to boost home solar

Photo: Michael Coghlan/Creative Commons.

News
January 07, 2016

The state pledged $30 million for local banks and credit unions under the state’s new Mass Solar Loan program.

Features
December 07, 2015

Three award-winning houses prove that building Zero Energy Ready Homes is good business.

Features

Lowering your HERS scores will benefit both you and your buyers

Features
November 06, 2015

Winners of the 2015 Housing Innovation competition prove that high-performance homes are possible in every climate and at any price point.

Steven Baczek architect, Bowen residence
Features
November 08, 2015

Life at net zero suits New England couple

Solar Decathlon 2015 Prototype Homes Open for Tours

Farhana Rahman of the New York City College of Technology sands the rails that supports the team's ramp on Day 9 of the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon at the Orange County Great Park, Irvine, California, Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2015. (Credit: Thomas Kelsey/U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon)

News
October 09, 2015

Some participating teams constructed homes that address resiliency toward environmental changes and disasters in their respective home regions

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