Energy efficiency



News
May 31, 2013

At Living Future's annual conference this month in Seattle, Jason McLennan and architecture firm BNIM founder Bob Berkebile launched the JUST label, an extension of the Declare label that addresses social justice and equity issues.

News
May 31, 2013

The Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety says that Maryland citizens will be safer due to legislation passed by the legislature and signed into law by Gov. Martin O’Malley.

News
May 22, 2013

Recent studies strongly suggest a homeowner's utility expenses and transportation expenses can be meaningful determinants of delinquency, default, and prepayment.

News
May 09, 2013

Priority Energy, a home-energy audit training company based in the Chicago area, invites builders, architects, contractors, code officials, and HERS raters to mingle with industry peers and browse its IECC booths on Wednesday, May 15.

News
May 09, 2013

Meeting the Passive House airtightness standard is more a matter of art than of software. It takes top-notch materials for taping and sealing and great diligence in applying them.

News
May 08, 2013

Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute and Make It Right have announced a Product Innovation Challenge to encourage manufacturers to design goods for the affordable housing market that are safe for human and environmental health.

News
May 02, 2013

The ranks of LEED certified homes would grow faster if builders appealed more to homeowner’s desire to save money on utilities, says Paul Fisette, a sustainable building expert at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.

Features
May 01, 2013

FHFA sets Fannie and Freddie reforms; New arrivals migrate to homeownership; Millennials prefer small and smart; Toll Brothers to build near Denver; Weekley Homes expands to Salt Lake City; Leasing homes attracts buyers for RSI

News
April 29, 2013

Three recent studies that address the advantages of energy efficiency on home ownership could have a significant impact on the way buyers finance home purchases.

Features
April 26, 2013

After standing pat with its flagship energy program for the first 10 years, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency revamped the thresholds for Energy Star-backed new homes twice in the last half-dozen years.

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