Energy efficiency

Massachusetts adds incentive to boost home solar

Photo: Michael Coghlan/Creative Commons.

January 07, 2016

The state pledged $30 million for local banks and credit unions under the state’s new Mass Solar Loan program.

December 07, 2015

Three award-winning houses prove that building Zero Energy Ready Homes is good business.


Lowering your HERS scores will benefit both you and your buyers

November 06, 2015

Winners of the 2015 Housing Innovation competition prove that high-performance homes are possible in every climate and at any price point.

Steven Baczek architect, Bowen residence
November 08, 2015

Life at net zero suits New England couple

Solar Decathlon 2015 Prototype Homes Open for Tours

Farhana Rahman of the New York City College of Technology sands the rails that supports the team's ramp on Day 9 of the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon at the Orange County Great Park, Irvine, California, Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2015. (Credit: Thomas Kelsey/U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon)

October 09, 2015

Some participating teams constructed homes that address resiliency toward environmental changes and disasters in their respective home regions

North American Passive House Network E-book Explains Passivhaus, Net-Zero Techniques

Courtland Place Passive House in Washington. Photo: Rob Harrison/Creative Commons

September 30, 2015

Free guide includes spotlight on individual projects

September 08, 2015

Proposed standard, now open for public comment, addresses lack of uniformity worldwide

New Tariffs for Chinese Imported Solar Panels

Solar panels on a roof. Photo: Pujanak/Wikimedia Commons

September 17, 2015

The ruling was made to give U.S. manufacturers an advantage equal to its overseas counterparts.

Builders Adjust to California’s Drought

A canal in Venice, Calif. Photo: cdooginz/DeviantArt

September 17, 2015

The California Building Industry Asso­ci­ation has taken action to save water


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