All buyers want to live comfortably, whether they're feeling cramped in a current home or are looking for more space in their investment.
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.
Current research and future initiatives will make it easier to build energy-efficient homes. Here’s a look at what’s up and coming
NRDC reports that advanced water heaters could save consumers up to $200 annually and could cut greenhouse gas emissions by up to 50 percent.
Zero Energy Idea House. Photo: Kathleen Leavitt Cragun/Creative Commons.
This represents almost 1% of 2014 housing starts.
Dwell Development built this Zero Energy Ready Home in Seattle.
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.
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.
These award-winning homes demonstrate the business and environmental opportunities that sustainable building affords.
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).
The home puts a premium on indoor air quality, but it's also water-wise and energy-smart
Photo: Ildar Sagdejev/Wikimedia Commons.
The DOE made 12 specific proposals covering a wide breadth of issues for residential buildings.
Photo: Michael Coghlan/Creative Commons.
The state pledged $30 million for local banks and credit unions under the state’s new Mass Solar Loan program.