Energy efficiency



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

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

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