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Energy Efficiency

RESNET Launches HERS H2O Rating for Water Efficiency

Residential Energy Services Network (RESNET) launched a new HERS rating program that evaluates a home’s water efficiency. On HorizonTV this week,…

Housing Markets

Utah Town Enacts Construction Moratorium as Drought Dries Up Water Supply

The 1,750-person town of Oakley, Utah boomed at the height of the pandemic as remote workers flocked to the outskirts of larger urban areas,…

Energy Efficiency

Most Buyers Say They Want Energy-Efficient Windows

A survey of 3,247 recent and prospective homebuyers found a large majority of respondents see energy-efficient windows as a desirable or must-have…


What to Know About Air Source Heat Pumps and Cold Climates

There are several different ways to go about reducing greenhouse gas emissions, and it’s become increasingly important to consider different…

Community Development

The Largest Net-Zero Community Will Have 21,000 Homes

Developer FivePoint Valencia broke ground on a new 21,000-home project that will become the largest net-zero community in the country. Homes will…

Resilient Construction

More Than 31 Million Homes are at Risk This Hurricane Season

This year’s hurricane season will not hit 2020 levels, but several large hurricanes will put more than 31 million U.S. homes at risk, according to…

Resilient Construction

Wildfires are Only Worsening—It May Be Time for New Construction Methods

As bushes and trees nearby turned to ash, one California resident’s home remained untouched by the Valley Fire of 2015. How? Its composition of…

Resilient Construction

Natural Disasters Push Builders to Consider Resiliently Designed, Off-the-Grid Homes

Extreme weather resulting from climate change are now regular, year-round events, pushing some builders to reconsider how they design and…

Resilient Construction

Storms Leave Waterfront Homes With Wreckage and Owners With High Costs

After Hurricane Sally damaged the roof of one Florida couple’s waterfront home, insurance payouts only covered two-thirds of actual damages. The…


Top 10 Environmentally Friendly U.S. Metros

Lawn care startup LawnStarter examined 200 of the nation’s metros across 24 variables to identify the top 10 eco-friendly cities. Variables…

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