Since the launch of Professional Builder’s Daily Feed newsletter on June 4, 2014, I have scanned thousands upon thousands of news stories about or related to home building in some way.
Photo: courtesy Rheem Manufacturing
New energy-efficiency standards will make water heaters more expensive, bigger, and more complex to install. Here’s what you need to know
Young adult buyers have ranked homes and products with Energy Star certifications as a priority
A home produces enough energy to charge electric cars and power part of the museum next door
Photo courtesy of Honda Smart House US.
Researchers with the U.S. Department of Energy’s Building America program tested three dehumidification scenarios in 10 homes that were constructed as part of Project Home Again, a humanitarian effort funded by Leonard Riggio, president of Barnes & Noble bookstores, to provide housing for low-income New Orleans residents displaced by Hurricane Katrina.
Controlling humidity in humid climates, such as New Orleans, can be a sticky business
This new fee will be based on a solar user’s peak power demand during the month.
Buyers willing to pay more for a house with photovoltaics