Last month, I attended NAHB’s midyear meeting in Miami and had the pleasure of sitting in on a presentation by Daniel Swift, president and CEO of Des Moines-based architecture group BSB Design.
Path to Zero: Tips for building net-zero energy homes
Building scientists and leading home builders offer tips and techniques for designing and building 'market-rate' net-zero energy homes.
Addison Homes, EarthCraft Gold Award, South Carolina, Energy Star
South Carolina-based builder Addison Homes received an EarthCraft House Gold Project of the Year Award during last week’s EarthCraft Celebration of Excellence in Atlanta.
Representatives of federal government agencies, states, municipalities, research centers, professional associations, and environ
Representatives of federal government agencies, states, municipalities, research centers, professional associations, and environmental groups met recently at the White House to discuss ways to promote green infrastructure solutions for addressing stormwater issues.
Passive House experts share tips on improving energy performance without having to meet the standard.
Oak Ridge National Laboratory released findings from field tests of a roof and attic system that aims to improve the energy efficiency of residential buildings.
Monterey County, Calif. is poised to adopt an ordinance to amend the county building code to include “requirements and incentives for incorporating ‘green’ building principles and practices into new development in the unincorporated area” of the county.
The borough of Bloomingdale, N.J., recently adopted regulations for solar-energy and wind energy systems. The ordinance prohibits the installation of wind turbines on residential property.
Wyandotte, Mich. is generating 30% of its energy from renewable sources such as solar power and geothermal energy. A program that gives incentives to homeowners who use renewable power sources has spurred the green movement in the community.
sustainable house denmark
A sustainable wood home in Denmark was built in just six weeks after its parts were produced using a rapid-prototyping machine.
photovoltaic roofing contest sunshot energy department
The Energy Department announced a new competition in conjunction with its SunShot Initiative. The initiative’s goal is to make solar energy competitive with other forms of energy without subsidy by the end of the decade.