Energy efficiency



Honda Smart House Tracks Family's Use of Energy

Photo courtesy of Honda Smart House US.

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March 23, 2015
One of the 10 homes constructed as part of Project Home Again in New Orleans.

Researchers with the U.S. Department of Energy’s Building America program tested three dehumidification scenarios in 10 homes that were constructed as part of Project Home Again, a humanitarian effort funded by Leonard Riggio, president of Barnes & Noble bookstores, to provide housing for low-income New Orleans residents displaced by Hurricane Katrina.

Features
March 23, 2015

Controlling humidity in humid climates, such as New Orleans, can be a sticky business

Louisville Development to Be Largest Geothermal Community in the U.S.

Google Streetview of Norton Commons.

News
February 19, 2015

A ground-source heat pump will be required in every unit.

Features
January 19, 2015

Bringing transparency to energy-efficienct window design and selection

News
October 03, 2014

A $5 million pot is up for grabs in the nationwide contest for communities to develop and implement long-term energy efficiency plans.

RDC Fine Homes' first net-zero home employed a wide array of energy-efficient features. Image courtesy of RDC Fine Homes

Features
September 27, 2013

Speakers who participated in the recent Net-Zero North American Leadership Summit share what the industry has recently learned about building to the green standard.

Features
September 20, 2013

Selling energy-efficient systems requires a bit of comparative math to make the value and savings more tangible to potential home buyers.

Features
August 22, 2013

Among the hundreds of building products introduced by manufacturers during the past 12 months and featured on the pages of Professional Builder, the readers selected these standouts as the 101 Best New Products.

News
July 12, 2013

The new building code in Prescott, Ariz., will foster new energy efficient solutions and will require new conformance inspections and testing to specified limits.

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