Energy Efficiency

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.

All About Solar

How to make going solar a smooth process.

Green Living

FreeGreen's entire library of energy-efficient plans is now part of the Houseplans.com inventory.

12 Green Build Essentials

Green design and development experts share what you need to know before breaking ground.

The Passive House

A new house built to the Passive House Institute US standard.

Shipping Container Homes

Interest in adapting the shipping container esthetic for home design is a growing trend.

Architect Visit

Architect/Sculptor/Furniture Designer Olle Lundberg's cabin in the Northern California woods.

Best Energy-Smart Home

A Maine architect designs Michigan's first certified Passive House to be rooted in tradition.

Energy Saving Tips

How to save energy in your home without a major retrofit.