Green Projects

At Harvest Green, a Houston-area agrihood that draws a wide range of move-up buyers, models from 11 different builders are on offer. Home prices start in the mid-$200,000s. Photo: Courtesy Johnson Development

June 26, 2017

Agrihoods—communities centered around working farms—are attracting homebuyers with a keen interest in fresh, local food

June 05, 2017

Community solar plants are emerging as an alternative for consumers who don't own their homes or for homeowners who can't afford their own system or have roofs that won't accommodate solar panels.

Batt insulation for new homes
May 01, 2017

To boost comfort and efficiency, pay close attention to details and insist on a Grade 1 job.

January 23, 2017

The Public Policy Library, a new interactive platform, provides green building-related and LEED-specific policies

September 01, 2016

Photo: KOMUnews/Creative Commons.

August 10, 2016

Homeowners want to save energy by better insulating their homes, and installing more efficient windows and doors, but can be dismayed by intensive, expensive projects.

Builders and architects plan to certify more high-performance homes, but there‘s a limit as to how green they will go.

Builders used energy-efficient windows in 90 percent of their projects. Photo: Scott Schram/Creative Commons

November 09, 2015

Builders and architects plan to certify more high-performance homes, but there's a limit as to how green they will go.


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