Energy efficiency



energy efficient homes, energy efficiency, green homes

energy efficient homes, energy efficiency, green homes

News
September 07, 2011

Some studies indicate that newly constructed homes with third-party certifications for sustainability and energy efficiency sold for more on average than noncertified home, and linger on the market for fewer days.

energy efficient homes, energy efficiency, green homes

energy efficient homes, energy efficiency, green homes

News
September 06, 2011

For the first time in San Antonio, solar panels are becoming an option for home buyers at an affordable price point, and in the kind of new homes that many people purchase: production homes by large, national builders.

kb home, bay area, new home construction, green homes

kb home, bay area, new home construction, green homes

News
August 29, 2011

KB Home announced the opening of ten new San Francisco Bay Area communities of its signature Built to Order energy-efficient homes.

energy efficient homes, energy star, energystar, energy efficiency, green homes

energy efficient homes, energy star, energystar, energy efficiency, green homes

News
August 15, 2011

Al Durden, construction supervisor for SF Communities in Macon, Ga., builds quality residential homes in Macon and surrounding communities throughout Middle Georgia. Recent alterations in SF Communities’ standard construction practices require Durden to build quieter, more energy-efficient homes.

home certification, weatherization, home weatherization, home performance

home certification, weatherization, home weatherization, home performance

News
August 01, 2011

The Building Performance Institute Inc. (BPI) reached 25,000 active certifications this week, more than tripling its total number of professional certifications in the home performance and weatherization workforce in just 18 months

zero-energy homes, ibacos, best practices

Developers of a cost-conscious zero-energy home offer guidance on building uber-green homes on a budget.

Features
August 01, 2011

Developers of a cost-conscious zero-energy home offer guidance on building uber-green homes on a budget.

solar homes, green homes, energy efficient homes, lennar

solar homes, green homes, energy efficient homes, lennar

News
July 26, 2011

Westinghouse Solar and Lennar announced a supply agreement to deliver solar power systems to new home buyers.

7 best practices for building affordable green homes

7 best practices for building affordable green homes

Features
February 20, 2011

Going green doesn’t have to cost more. Experts at the NAHB Research Center have identified design and construction tactics that builders have used to minimize the cost premium for green.

Measurement techniques for Lean building

Measurement techniques for Lean building

Features
January 20, 2011

Lean implementation requires a new mindset when it comes to measurement of the design and building process. What builders measure, and how, can make all the difference in finding and improving efficiencies in the home building process, writes Scott Sedam of TrueNorth Development. Sedam offers 10 guidelines for the measurement of Lean operations.

News
December 07, 2010

America’s 10 largest publicly traded home builders have started to improve their policies and practices relating to the environment and resources, but much progress remains to be achieved, according to a new study by Calvert Investments, a sustainable and responsible investment firm. KB Home and Pulte ranked at the top of Calvert’s list, while Meritage Homes, Toll Brothers, and Standard Pacific all improved against Calvert’s previous ranking. DR Horton and Ryland Group lost ground.

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