Energy efficiency



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News
August 11, 2016

Buyers understand the benefits of solar power but don't know the upsides of leasing the equipment versus buying it.

Features
August 10, 2016

Individual rooftop installations just can't compare to larger solar systems that sell electricity directly to utilities.

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News
August 10, 2016

Homeowners want to save energy by better insulating their homes, and installing more efficient windows and doors, but can be dismayed by intensive, expensive projects.

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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

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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.

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