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Use of home-energy rating index grows
Use of home-energy rating index grows

HERS Index allows more latitude for recognizing reductions in energy consumption

Fixing our homes can help fix our country
Fixing our homes can help fix our country

An open letter to President Barack Obama

A push for more near-zero energy homes
A push for more near-zero energy homes

Voluntary Department of Energy program promotes and supports energy-efficient design and construction

Mandate passive survivability in building codes
Mandate passive survivability in building codes

Passive survivability is a life-safety issue. How long could you live in your house without power or fuel?

Reclaimed Wood Is Beautiful and GreenOnline Membership Required

Some of the most-valuable wood available for builders was already part of a building

The next wave of home energy?

Micro-cogenerators, or combined heat and power (CHP) systems, are both environmentally friendly and a money saver

Understanding LEED-H Scorecards

Reports from three case studies outline what it takes to achieve LEED for Home's silver, gold, and platinum ratings

Is green building too expensive?
Is green building too expensive?

How much higher do energy costs have to rise before people will pay a premium for a house that is LEED-certified?

Making the Green-Building Dean's List

LEED for Homes is a new, comprehensive national certification program for green, energy-efficient homes. Builders who’ve tried it like it, but will it change the way houses are built?

Tax Credits for Historic Buildings

Federal and state incentive programs make rehabilitating durable old buildings cost-effective

Getting to Zero Energy

Common-sense solutions for creating homes that are self-reliant, resilient, and versatile

Remodeling for Energy EfficiencyOnline Membership Required

Can a 150-year-old house approach net-zero energy use? Three case studies point the way from the 19th to the 21st century.

Solar Hot Water
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Solar Hot Water

No matter where you live, a solar system can reduce energy costs and provide a reliable supply of domestic hot water

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