Energy efficiency

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

Exterior view of the Whirlpool Corp. and Kohler Co. joint research project—the ReNEWW House.
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).
June 11, 2015

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

May 13, 2015

Cost-effective ways to meet zero-energy-ready home requirements


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