Energy efficiency

May 11, 2015

The initiative intends to validate residential energy efficiency improvements to help Missouri homeowners save energy

May 04, 2015

The methodology includes an energy savings assessment

Passive House Affordable Housing Pops Up Across the Country

Photo: Matt Harris/Flickr

May 04, 2015

State housing authorities are starting to take an interest in Passive House standards

Tesla Unveils Its New Residential Solar Power Battery

Tesla CEO Elon Musk. Heisenberg Media/Wikimedia Commons

May 01, 2015

Instead of building a battery room, eco-conscious homeowners can simply mount a sleek Powerwall

The Economic Difficulty of Building “Eco”
April 30, 2015

Are homebuyers more interested in being green or saving green?

Power lines carrying electricity.
April 08, 2015

Between 1980 and 2009 energy consumption per U.S. household declined despite the increased number of larger houses with more personal computers, large-screen TVs, and other electricity-consuming gadgets in the U.S.

Rheem energy-efficient water heaters shown in laundry room.

Photo: courtesy Rheem Manufacturing

April 13, 2015

New energy-efficiency standards will make water heaters more expensive, bigger, and more complex to install. Here’s what you need to know

April 10, 2015

Young adult buyers have ranked homes and products with Energy Star certifications as a priority

The Prefab Home That Generates Twice the Renewable Energy It Uses
April 03, 2015

A home produces enough energy to charge electric cars and power part of the museum next door


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