Energy efficiency



Photo: George Redgrave/Creative Commons.

Features
July 11, 2016

The new standards are expected to increasing efficiency by about 10 percent on average and save 500 million kilowatt-hours annually.

Homeowners continue to be willing to pay more for green features—up to a point

Photo: trenttsd/Creative Commons.

News
June 09, 2016

Of the 150 homebuyers surveyed by NAHB, 90% said Energy Star appliances were essential or desirable.

Rooftop Solar Required in Santa Monica
Features
June 06, 2016

A new city ordinance makes solar systems mandatory for commercial and residential construction. Builders might oppose another regulation, though.

Delivering High Performance to Entry-Level Buyers

Sunroc Builders' Bates Avenue house in Lakeland, Fla.

News
May 07, 2016

Three award winners show that building energy-efficient starter homes can win hearts and minds—and generate profits.

Features
May 07, 2016

Renovate America and the Electric & Gas Industries Association (EGIA) announced a partnership in March.

Smart ventilation systems that test air flow using variables such as temperature, dew point, time of day, and occupancy are being tested for humid-climate homes like this one in Atlanta. 

Features
March 24, 2016

Current research and future initiatives will make it easier to build energy-efficient homes. Here’s a look at what’s up and coming

Features
April 08, 2016

NRDC reports that advanced water heaters could save consumers up to $200 annually and could cut greenhouse gas emissions by up to 50 percent.

More than 3,300 homes on path to zero energy

Zero Energy Idea House. Photo: Kathleen Leavitt Cragun/Creative Commons.

News
March 23, 2016

This represents almost 1% of 2014 housing starts.

Dwell Development built this Zero Energy Ready Home in Seattle.

Features
March 14, 2016

A new survey from the Net-Zero Energy Coalition found that there are currently 6,771 residential units that produce as much renewable energy as they con­sume, or could do so with slight modifications.

Features
March 14, 2016

Terms that convey the upside of energy savings while addressing consumer desires go a long way in selling high-performance

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