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How to stop your house’s expensive drafts — and save the planet

As a reporter covering climate solutions, I receive one query more than any other: “What’s the best thing for me to do to protect the planet?” The annoyingly squishy answer is: It depends. Politicians can…

Decarbonizing Space Heating with Air Source Heat Pumps

Some studies show near-universal electrification of space heating, suggesting that ASHPs (with some backup from electric resistance heaters) can be almost a silver bullet solution for decarbonizing space heating. These studies start with the assumption…

Protect Homebuyers, Reward Efficiency

An example of providing timely pre-purchase consumer information is the miles per gallon (MPG) sticker on every new car and truck. The MPG sticker on a vehicle doesn’t dictate a purchase. In fact, some consumers…

Zero Energy Home Cost Less to Own

With cost-effective design and construction, the energy saving features and solar collectors for a zero energy home may add 5 to 10% over the cost of a similar-sized home built to code after incentives.

Live Happy!

HERS rated energy efficient homes are the key to green living, providing better home comfort, lower running costs and higher resale values.

Say Hello to EPS

With EPS, you’re able to compare how similar-sized homes use energy, review the features that make energy-efficient homes stand out, and even see your estimated utility costs before you buy. To determine the score, a…

Home Energy Score

Developed by DOE and its national laboratories, the Home Energy Score provides home owners, buyers, and renters directly comparable and credible information about a home’s energy use. Like a miles-per-gallon rating for a car, the…

Green and healthy home initiative

Our Mission: To break the link between unhealthy housing and unhealthy families by creating and advocating for healthy, safe and energy efficient homes.

What is Green Construction?

Green construction can be used interchangeably with green building or sustainable construction. Therefore, green construction means the use of resource-efficient and environmentally responsible processes in construction to ensure lifetime sustainability of the building.

Sustainable house

It is fact, that now days households and other living areas in which people live, or reside most of the time, contribute CO2 emission and green house effects as much as global warming, which threatens…

10 Top Green Home Building Ideas

Green homes have come a long way in the last few decades, and building a green home is quickly shifting from an “alternative” way of building to the mainstream…and it’s only growing greener.

What Are The Different Types Of Sustainable Homes?

Cape Cod, Mid-Century Modern, Dutch Colonial, Art Deco, Craftsman – there are so many different aesthetics to choose from when you’re building a home, there’s really something for everyone. But what if you want your…


Pax Futura Becomes Seattle’s First Certified Passive House Apartment Project

Located at 3700 S. Hudson Street in the heart of Columbia City, Pax Futura is comprised of 32 studio and one-bedroom apartments, three live-work units and a commercial space. Achieving the rigorous design and building techniques to…

How the First Net-Zero Energy Communities in the U.S. Operate

Generally, net-zero communities are much more efficient, affordable, and practical than isolated, individually owned buildings. On the surface, an office building or a single residential home may sound like an easier solution to meeting green energy…

Atlanta makes Georgia a national leader in green building, but why is growth so slow?

By KaronCurbed   12/13/19  
“The state ranks No. 10 in the country in terms of the number of LEED-certified residential units with nearly 6,000, and more than 1,700 of those qualify as affordable housing,” she says. “Atlanta is responsible…

Sustainable Home Design Trends in 2019

By Katie la Kapro   06/19/19  
We live in an era where sustainability, eco-friendly living, and green initiatives are par for the course. It feels like every week a new company or pop culture icon gives a talk outlining a new…

Smart Houses: The Future Of Sustainable Housing

By CLKOADM12   03/06/19  
Imagine you’re in the office, but you’re worried whether you’ve turned on the security alarm. Or you forgot to turn off the heater. Or you’re not sure whether you turned off the water or not.…

Net-zero energy homes have arrived — and are shaking up the US housing market

By Noah Higgins-Dunn   02/14/19  
In California most new homes and multi-family residential buildings up to three stories high will include solar rooftop panels beginning in 2020. Net-zero energy homes can produce as much energy as they consume and are…

How Technology And Sustainability Converge In The New Home Marketplace

By Garratt Hasenstab   07/05/18  
The evolution of luxury residential real estate development has reached a tipping point. Today's homebuyers expect sustainability-focused measures and smart home technology to be integrated into any new-construction home they consider.