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Sustainability

Must-Have Appliances for Any Modern Farmhouse Kitchen

Propane offers a clean, high-performance home energy solution 

Sustainability

Why Demo When You Can Deconstruct?

While the obstacles are considerable, the Kendeda Building for Innovative Sustainable Design, at the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta, offers an example of what’s possible.

Codes + Standards

California’s Bid to Make New Buildings Greener Will Raise Cost

Some energy and building experts warn that California’s building code update to require new homes and commercial buildings to switch from natural gas to electric heating, cooling, and power will drive up the state’s already high construction costs. 

Energy Efficiency

20% of the Country's Planet-Heating Emissions Come From Powering Homes

A significant chunk of planet-heating emissions generated by the U.S. (20%) can be attributed to heating, cooling, and lighting the country’s 128…

Codes + Standards

New California Energy Code Makes Moves Toward Zero Emission Buildings

The California Energy Commission recently announced the 2022 update of the statewide building energy code will require new buildings to use less…

Sustainability

A HERS Rating for Water Use?

RESNET’s Ryan Meres offers insight into a new program that rates homes on water-use efficiency and explains its usefulness

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,…

Sustainability

Building for Sustainability, One Block at a Time

The 2021 Sustainable, Healthier Home kicks off with a cost- and labor-efficient structural system 

Energy Efficiency

The Debate for Energy’s Future: How Either Result Could Impact Homes

Energy’s future lies in two camps: those who support more localized, smaller systems and those who want widespread power lines carrying energy…

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…

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