Energy efficiency



Features
June 06, 2012

California regulators approved an expansion of a subsidy for rooftop solar power generated by homeowners and businesses.

Appraisal tips: Getting the value out of green homes

Appraisal tips: Getting the value out of green homes

Features
May 24, 2012

As green homes become more prominent, builders are experiencing growing pains when it comes to appraisals. Builders share their secrets for getting the value out of green.

Features
May 18, 2012

Proposed changes to Minnesota's building code, including a handful of energy upgrades that would require builders to increase the amount of insulation to basement walls and add fire sprinklers to every new house, have roused the ire of some local builders.

Features
April 18, 2012

The Texas State Energy Conservation Office recently announced that they will continue offering Energy Code Update Workshops in cities across Texas through April 2012.

Features
April 17, 2012

Possible changes in the Minnesota building and energy codes could add $8,000-$12,000 to the cost of a typical home and open the door to building practices that have caused problems in the past, the Builders Association of Minnesota warned.

Oakwood Homes, University of Denver, net-zero energy home, affordable

Oakwood Homes, University of Denver, net-zero energy home, affordable

News
April 13, 2012

Pioneering the delivery of Net-Zero technology to the first-time home buyer, home builder Oakwood Homes and students at the University of Denver have built an affordable net-zero home with the goal of selling it for under $200,000.

Features
March 29, 2012

The Third International Emerging Technology Symposium by IAPMO and the World Plumbing Council features a session on water efficiency.

EPA, WaterSense label, residential, new homes, specifications

EPA, WaterSense label, residential, new homes, specifications

News
March 25, 2012

Continuing to build on the success of the WaterSense program, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is making minor modifications to its specification that establishes the criteria for new homes to earn the WaterSense label.

Miller Homes, Dow Business Solutions, New York, duplex, energy efficient

Miller Homes, Dow Business Solutions, New York, duplex, energy efficient

News
March 22, 2012

Central New York builder Miller Homes announced the opening of a deconstructed duplex designed to educate the public and the industry on the importance of high performing homes.

wood, building material, study, Canada, tall structures

wood, building material, study, Canada, tall structures

News
March 13, 2012

A new study examines the potential of wood — typically used only in low-rise building — as an option in taller structures.

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