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Codes + Standards

Public Comment Period Opens for 2024 National Green Building Standard Update

The 45-day public comment period opened Aug. 18, and comments must be submitted by Oct. 2, 2023

Sustainability

Energy Efficiency Proves a Valuable Selling Point in NAR Sustainability Report

A 2023 sustainability report from the National Association of Realtors reveals that homebuyers are prioritizing energy efficiency when consulting with real estate professionals

Home Design

Simple Design Tips for a More Sustainable Home

These small but impactful design solutions can make any home more sustainable

Energy Efficiency

A Florida Master Planned Community Sets a New Standard for Net-Positive Construction

The Hunter's Point community on Florida's Gulf Coast is powered by a shared grid that recycles and redistributes excess energy from its net-positive homes

Energy Efficiency

Is It Possible to Build Affordable Homes That Are Also Energy Efficient?

These developers see no reason why affordable housing can't also be sustainable

Environmental

Arizona Sets Limits on Phoenix Construction as Drought Worsens

The Arizona Department of Water Resources is restricting new housing construction in the Phoenix metro area that depends on groundwater 

Design

The Desert Comfort Idea Home: a True Desert Oasis

A challenging environment, ambitious building-performance goals, and modern aesthetics come together in a stunning, net zero custom home in Arizona's Sonoran Desert

Energy Efficiency

A Roundup of Energy-Efficient Home Upgrades for Any Budget

These low-cost home upgrades are inexpensive, easy to complete, and offer long-term energy savings 

Energy Efficiency

A Burgeoning Focus on Energy Retrofits Doesn't Just Benefit Homeowners

Rising interest in energy-efficient home building and existing-home retrofits creates an opportunity for tech advancements and new career pathways

Net Zero

Brooklyn Net Zero Geothermal Apartment Complex Will Be First and Largest in the US

The New York housing complex—the first geothermal project of its kind at this scale—could serve as a blueprint for net zero living

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