Energy Efficiency

Fireplace Trends

Experts weigh in on a hot topic! Should your fireplace be wood-burning or gas?

Net-Zero Water Use

Boyce reports on demonstration homes pointing the way toward net-zero water use at the Greenbuild 2015 International Conference & Expo held in Washington, D. C in November.

Net-Zero Energy Display

Instructive displays by Thrive Home Builders show how their houses achieve net-zero energy use.

Google's Project Sunroof

It calculates your solar energy savings. Plug your address into this new Web app to find out what your roof can do for you.

Net-Zero Home

Boyce looks at the trade-offs between super energy-efficiency and livability in his analysis of Pure Blue, Brookfield Home's latest energy-efficient demonstration home.

Top Green Materials

Sustainable builders and architects share their go-to green products and ways of working.

Popular Green Home Features

Colorado architects and builders offer insights and experience on building energy-efficient homes.

how & why to build green

Joyanna explains why building green makes dollars and sense.

6 New App-Driven Home Products

Six new tech-oriented home products received an enthusiastic response at the Pittsburgh Home & Garden Show.

Energy-Efficient Winner

Meet the house plan that won the energy-efficient category in the 2015 HOWIEs.

Kit Homes

Options for energy-efficient, panelized, kit-built houses.

New Year's Green

The top five ways to go green from a Sustainability expert.

Energy Efficient Hot Water

The 5 types of resource-efficient water heaters now available and how they can save you energy, water, and money.

Green Houses in New Orleans

Thanks to a successful public-private partnership to rebuild New Orelans after Hurricane Katrina, the city offers lessons in energy efficient home building.

Net-Zero Homes

What you need to know about getting rid of your house's carbon footprint.

Passive Design Principles

What you can learn from so-called Passive House Design -- i.e. houses with very low energy use -- and apply to the building of any home.

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