Energy efficiency

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
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)

October 09, 2015

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

North American Passive House Network E-book Explains Passivhaus, Net-Zero Techniques

Courtland Place Passive House in Washington. Photo: Rob Harrison/Creative Commons

September 30, 2015

Free guide includes spotlight on individual projects

New Tariffs for Chinese Imported Solar Panels

Solar panels on a roof. Photo: Pujanak/Wikimedia Commons

September 17, 2015

The ruling was made to give U.S. manufacturers an advantage equal to its overseas counterparts.

Builders Adjust to California’s Drought

A canal in Venice, Calif. Photo: cdooginz/DeviantArt

September 17, 2015

The California Building Industry Asso­ci­ation has taken action to save water

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.

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
July 10, 2015

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

The (Not So) New Role of Cannabis in Construction
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

July 06, 2015

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


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