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LEDs Could Get A Lot Cheaper

LEDs Could Get A Lot Cheaper

Researchers are developing new materials to replace rare-earth elements. Steep cost reductions are possible.

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A Green Guide for Native Americans

A Green Guide for Native Americans

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Government and tribal representatives release a guide to help revive sustainable-building practices for tribal housing

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Green Building Council Names Home of the Year

Green Building Council Names Home of the Year

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The Hawaiian home is the first in the state to be certified under the newest version of LEED

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Here Are the Basics on Passivhaus

Here Are the Basics on Passivhaus

The North American Passive House Network publishes a free e-book that explains what this building technique is all about

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Oregon House Wins DOE Award

Oregon House Wins DOE Award

The Passivhaus-certified home has won a preliminary Housing Innovation Award from the Department of Energy and is now in the running as a finalist

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Google Launches Solar Estimator

Google Launches Solar Estimator

Project Sunroof estimates the amount of available rooftop space for solar panels, and how much energy they would generate

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Its Probably OK to Store Wood Pellets Inside

It's Probably OK to Store Wood Pellets Inside

A university study finds pellets stored in homes do not seem to off-gas dangerous levels of carbon monoxide

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Australian Startup Launches a Prefab Passivhaus Line

Australian Startup Launches a Prefab Passivhaus Line

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The structures are made from steel-skinned panels and metal frames. High hopes, but no paying customers yet.

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California Construction Execs Off to Jail

California Construction Execs Off to Jail

They will spend two years in prison in connection with the death of a day laborer who was killed when an excavation collapsed

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Apple Drops Nest Thermostats

Apple Drops Nest Thermostats

The decision signals more competition in the market for smart-home products, and may be good news of rival ecobee

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