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Front Yard Gardens: Fighting City Hall Pays Off

New Report Re-Confirms Formaldehyde-Cancer Link

FEMA Urges Hurricane Preparedness

Toward Integration of Building Science

Advanced Framing Best Practices for a Tighter Thermal Envelope

Uponor Solutions: Residential Radiant Floor Heat

LED "Bulb" Fits Fluorescent Tube Fixture

Coral's Last Gasp: Climate Change Pickles Coral

The Importance of Energy Raters is Quickly Growing

Estimates of the Embodied Energy of Buildings Are All Over the Map

Attic Insulation Craftmanship

Green Roof Protects Reservoir

Plastics from Thin Air Makes Products

Create a Solar-Powered Walkway

New Fly Ash Standard Ignores the Elephant in the Mix

Renewable Energy: Wind Is Denmark's Cheapest Power Source

Solar-Wind Tower Electric Power Generation

Micro Housing Grows

Appliances Kept Longer than Relationships

Water Shortage Series Highlights Colorado River

Figuring Your Miles Per Hour Worked (MPHW)

The Perfect Energy Efficient Patio Party

How Insulating Concrete Forms Helped Save This Home

Renewable Energy in Iran

Two D.C. Universities Go Solar

Bold Australian Shiraz Victim of Climate Change

Storing Solar in a Bottle

Make Wildfire Protection Your Burning Desire

One Carbon Fee Program to Rule them All

HERS Home Raises Half Million for Charity

Light up a Party or a Jobsite with Clean Power

Create a Lush Garden that Results in Less Maintenance

Panasonic-Tesla Gigafactory Will Produce EV Car Batteries

Sustainable By Design

Knowledge Is Power for Homebuyers with HERS Index Scores

Directory Lists Solar Installers for All U.S.Regions

Car Sharing Trends Could Reduce Urban Parking Needs

Skyscraper Ramps Connect Floors to Street in Futuristic London

Community of Passive Homes Becomes Reality in Maine

Plan Review and Inspection, Texas Style

Solar's Rise Trumps Politics

Free Course on Window Efficiency from NFRC

Are You Ready for Solar?

Falling Solar Prices Make Net Positive Energy Building Easier

Energy Efficiency is Goal of RESNET Cross Border Builder Challenge

Food Scarcity: A New Political Strategy

Make Your Backyard an Energy Efficient One

What Has Infuence Over Your Purchasing Decisions?

RESNET Commissions Study on 2015 IECC Energy Rating Index Option

Landscaping for Energy Efficiency

Choosing A Window AC Costs More Than You Think

The Frontlines of Climate Change: Wildfire

Climate Change Helps Sea-Moss Animal Take Over Antarctica

Pesticide-Laden "Big Box" Flowers Kill Bees

Bosch and BMW Collaborate on Fast EV Charger

Is Burning Biomass Green?

What do People Over 50 Want? Cops, Schools and Walkable Streets. As Long as They're Free.

Is Greywater Reuse Legal?

Tankless Water Heaters: Starting at the Source

Scientists Discover a Biological Key to Saving Coral Reefs

Selling Green: Have Big Brands Become "Uncool?"

World's First Home Grown Solar Tree Earns its Keep

Construction Technology: 3D Holographic Prints

Construction Technology: A Snapshot of Current Adoption Rates

Traveling by Solar Airship May Become a Reality Sooner Than You Think

Slideshow: India's New Urbanites Want Green Products and Lifestyles

Construction Technology: Digital Fabrication

Give Your Millennial a Robot

Green Builder Media Applauds Eco-Leaders

The Construction Industry’s Appetite for Apps

Solar for Homes in Boston: If You Lease It, They Will Buy

Construction Technology: The Tools of the Trade

Pay Less in Utility Bills!

Sustainability, Caribbean-Style

Disaster Response...Digitally

China and India: The Tipping Point in Climate Change

VIDEO: Standby Generators and Disaster Preparedness

Solar-Powered Park Bench Charges Phones

Hydration Stations in National Parks Allow You to Refill Water Bottles

Teen-Built, 128-Square-Foot Tiny Maison Visits White House Maker Faire

Kenyan Recycled Bottle Hut Sculpture Built on National Mall

New Index Rates on Climate Change, Pandemics and Species Loss

New App Offers Real Estate Info

Energy Efficiency: The Emotional Appeal

Heating Energy Assessment Tool by AREVS

Affordable Style in the Bronx

Extreme Downsizing: Rise of the Micro-Apartment

Study: Biomass Plants May Pollute Worse Than Coal

Go Green Down Under: Basement Renovation

MIT May Have Solved the Vexing Problem of Shading on Solar Panels

Plastic Bags Unbanned

Smart Bricks Snap Together Like Big, Concrete Legos

Drought Brings Water Profiteers

Climate Solutions Trump Politics

Need a House Moved? Invite Over 80 Amish People. (Video)

Historic El Chorro Restaurant Remodels into LEED Gold

A Green Multi-Family Community in Carson, California

Multi-Family Passive House

The Living Building Challenge: A green building certification program

Address Water Quality In Your House

Survey: Fans More Likely To Attend, Buy Beer If Stadiums Recycle Trash

Five Things You Didn't Know About Energy Efficiency Audits

How Much Energy Do Cat Doors Waste?

The Rocket Ride: Green Builder Wins Best Trade Magazine Gold

Wonder Why African Wildlife Killer Kendall Jones is so Popular? Watch the Hunger Games.

"Missing" Plastic Pollution in World Oceans Alarms Scientists

Nanoparticle Breakthrough May Make Paint-On Solar a Reality

Quick Consumer Guide to Home Energy Efficiency

Orwellian? LED Lights Save Energy But Cameras Can View Our Every Move

Uponor Flexible Plumbing Makes Historic Retrofit Possible

Old Concrete vs. New: Which is Stronger?

VIDEO: Team Approach to Green Building

Why Should You Make an Eco-Friendly Garage?

Multi-Family Project at Avalon West Hollywood

The Sharing Economy in Action

Used Versus New Automobiles: What's Greener?

Green Countertops: Low Carbon Concrete

Window Air Conditioners May Cost Us the Future

400 Parts Per Million Carbon Breaches Point of No Return

Do Energy Efficient Light Bulbs Really Save You Money?

Stephen King Was Right: Cell Phones Can Kill You... and Your Kids

Geothermal Makes Celestia Kitchen of the Future Even More Efficient

Rental Renaissance

Remodeling? An Insulation R Value Chart Is Only the First Step

This Odor-Free Urinal Works Without Water

1942 L'Oeuf Electric Car on Display in Atlanta

Energy Savers: An Rx for Older Apartment Buildings

Add a Fresh Air Intake to Your Wood Stove to Avoid Toxic Indoor Air

How Long Do the Parts of a House Last?

How the Sharing Economy Will Save our Economy and the Environment

Vanadium Batteries Store Solar Power

Climate Change Creates "Fastest Heating" States

Alternative Fuel Vehicle Roadshow Coming to You

Construction Begins on Green, Hurricane-Proof Home

Which Appliances Have the Highest Energy Costs?

Big Porch Makes Tiny House Liveable

Refinish a Food-Safe Green Countertop with Pennies

Housing's Future: Millennials or Bust

Healthy Home: Germaphobes Rejoice!

Solar in Hawaii

The Energy-Efficient Home

The Old-Guard of Sustainability

Going Beyond the 2012 IECC

Bonnaroo Music Festival Amps Up Trash Recycling Efforts

Walking the Walk

Cut Cost of Home Improvement with Energy Tax Credits

Housewrap: What's the Difference?

The Green Landlord: 5 New Technologies that Save Energy and Money

New Research: Humans are Overwhelming the Earth

Builders: Don't Return to Business as Usual

The Downsizing Shell Game

EPA: The New Climate Rules

Lighting Retrofits Offset Energy Rate Increases

Changing Climate Deniers' Minds?

Green Builder Research: Sustainable Upgrades

Cutting Your Home’s Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Storm Proofing; Come Inside and Out of the Weather

How Energy Efficient Are ENERGY STAR Appliances?

Sustainability by Salvage

The Last McMansion?

7-Story Wood-Framed Buildings?

Low-Impact Luxury

Solar's Global Growth

The Yoke of Transformation

Is Renting or Buying the Smart Shelter Choice?

Surprising Sustainable Partnerships

McKibben's Call to Demonstrate on Climate Change

Bright Light in Green Transportation: Solar Roadways

Conservation Efforts: Saving the Amazon

Homeowner Associations: Time to Put Tyranny to the Test

The Follow-Through

Off-the-Shelf HVAC

Ventilating Multifamily Buildings

Solar Roads: Are We There Yet?

Road Rage: The 16-Minute Rule

Mineral Wool Insulation Back En Vogue

Choosing the Right Power Strip

Green Building: Not a Niche

Cathedrals for Climate Change

Will War Be Declared on Climate Change?

When Work Was Play

Senators Rally Wednesday Asks to Set Alarm for Climate Change

Urban Biking: The Fear Factor

Amending the Soil in Your Home Garden

Equilibrium: Living with Nature

What Are The Best Ventilation Techniques?

What Are the Best HVAC Solutions For Low-Load, High-Performance Homes?

Do Green Codes and Standards Get in the Way of High-Performance?

Designing for Disaster Opens at National Building Museum

Fraccidents—Earthjustice Knows Where They Are

Geothermal HVAC and the “Negatherm” Factor

Saudi Arabia Decrees Green

HUD Shines Solar

New Hot Water Heating Systems: Are They Ready for Prime Time?

A Net Zero Future: Market Trends and Building Science

Green Products on Display in VISION House at Epcot

HVAC: Time to Grow Up

Whole Home Automation: Awaiting the Next Big Thing

The Holy Grail: A Low-Cost, Super-Tight Envelope

VIDEO: Dual-Flush Toilet Converter

Las Vegas Energy Code for Retrofit Projects

Zoning: Paving Its Way with Good Intentions

Climate Change and Climate Heroes

Is Mining Seawater the Answer to Drought?

Fracking Settlement Changes the Game

Five Common Energy-Saving Myths

Banned Plastic Bags

Tiny Houses Trend

Tucson Electric Vehicle Charging—Unplugged or Recharged?

Exploring Passivhaus Construction: What's In The Walls?

VIDEO: Drought Tolerant Planting

Meet Wes Jackson

A Comforting Message

Green Appraisals and Mortgage Solve Problems

California Promises Kept Credits Remain

Top 10 Green Communities Named

Sinkhole Early Warning System?

Norway’s One Percent

Three More States Tweak Energy Codes

Green Gadget Guru

El Nino -- Changing Weather On the Way

Abundance--The Future of Food Security

The Passion of Possibility

The Celestia Project: Manifesting What we See

Porcelain Recycling

Dream On

Money: Far Less Green Than You Think

Scarlett Johansson Joins Fight To Reduce Ocean Plastics

Greening Students for Sustainability

Happy Earth Day

Honda: Smart Homes As Well As Smart Cars

Hip? Hope? Poetry Slams

Energy-Efficient Transportation

Geothermal Heating and Cooling Systems; Great for the Environment!

ECO-Topia is Coming

One Man's Compassion, Emergency Relief Shelter and a Dream

Decade of Climate Action: Celestia Begins

Climageddon—Tracking the Path of Clipocalypse

Too Busy to Talk?!

Land Trust Convergence

Quantity Quotes Brings Bulk Product Savings to Green Builders

Mountain View Studios Provide Affordable Homes

Generation X for Excellence

A Site Better

What, How...and Where

Nail Down the Benefits of Green Building

White Roofs' Cooling Power Quantified

Must Stream TV

Color Will Come to Cool


London Calling: The U.K.’s Distributed Energy Revolution

CELESTIA Time Capsule Discovered

DOE Challenge Home Student Design Competition

Solar-powered Garden Umbrella

Energy Improvements Boost Health

Can Elon do it Again?

Extreme Spring-Time Energy Savings with Geothermal Pool Heating

3D Printer Produces Parts for a House

Four Consumer Trends Shaping the Future of Home Appliances

Five Second Rule Reigns

Car Hacking

Get Ready for Big Data

Snapshots from Around the Country

Just the Right Pressure

Sustainable City Startups

Duct Cleaning Don’ts

Finding the Trailhead into Green Building Codes Work

Strolling Along an Ice Age Shoreline

Green Builder College (GBC) Course Offers Biodiversity Solutions

All Night Long

The Energy-Water Nexus

Energy Efficiency in Commerical Buildings: The Case of Melbourne, Australia

Designing a Landscape That Provides Beauty and Sustenance

Roofing with Polymers

Use the Solar Lease to Reach a Larger Market

Weatherproofing Synthetic Stone Veneers

Could Algae Soon Power Our Vehicles?

LEED Backlash

Concerns About the Internet of Things

Who Is the Greenest of Them All?

No Apparent Change

Trick My Ride

The Smartest House on the Block

Roofs Should Balance Environmental Concerns and Practical Risks

Greener Living for All?

Smart, Small Conveniences

Innovation for a Better Life

Landscape Architecture Trends Released

Deforestation: Up Close and Personal

Preventing Frozen Pipes

Snowpack Deficit

Smart Mortgages

Draft-Free Window Inserts

Africa on the Energy Brink

After 5 Years of Stimulus, Home Energy Efficiency Emerges as Job One

VIDEO: Gutters and Rainwater Systems

Could Magnets Cool Our Food?

Mid-Century Modern and Solar Glisten in Palm Springs

Gophers Undo Brownfield Restoration

The Internet of Things

The Demise of Utilities

Romancing the Home

Find the Most Pleasant Places to Live

“I Love My Green Home!”

VISION House Builder Awarded

The Fossil Fuel Bubble?

The 8-Second Attention Span

Demanding HERS

More Star Trek, Please

Super Bowl Super Solar

Lake Mead Hits Lowest Level in 1,250 Years

People Who Live in Glass Houses....

Baby It’s Cold Outside

Turning Risk into Success

Geothermal Heating and Cooling Goes Mainstream in US

Confidence Restored

What Makes HVAC Green?

Pods for the Paranoid

What Makes Framing Green?

Progressive Foam Halfback H2O Universal Siding Insulation

Paint On Performance

Green Building Projected to Double: How about Geothermal?

Nobel Co-Winner Explains Megadrought

Globular Solar

Self-Cleaning Dishes

Be Green and Safe at Home

March on Climate Action Departs March 1

Climate Change is a Fact!

Always an Open Door

Living Well on a Finite Planet

China’s Problems Are Our Problems

Self-Repairing Concrete Not an Oxymoron

Growing the Way to Building Green

Reshaping the World at Davos?

Banking on Solar Power

Saving Trees with Color Coding

Ocean of Innovation

Homes: The New Digital Frontier

The Fence Has Run Out of Room

Separate Realities

On a Clear Day

Farm in a Box

Geothermal Heating and Cooling: Sharing Energy with Mother Earth

The IECC Stands Strong

Body-Sized HVAC Zoning

True Cost Economy

Better Than Net Zero VISION House

The Internet of Things

Here Comes the 2012 IECC

Measuring Up

From Science Fair to Real World: Potatoes for Power

Los Angeles: The Solar City

Home: Where the Hope Is

Tyrants and Monks

Maine Most Improved Energy Efficient State says ACEEE

Appraisers Count Value in HERS Ratings

Cheese Please

Plug In While You Shop: Electric Vehicle Charging Stations at IKEA

A Closer Look: The Anti-LEED Movement

Real vs. Artificial Trees

Seduction of More

Trimming the Decision Tree

VIDEO: Ingenera—the Air-Cleaning Cement

Round Can Be Better: Evacuated Tube Solar Collectors

Evergreen: Old Folks' Perspective on the Environment

Moratorium on Excess?

The Dark Shadow of Climate Change Politics

Little Muss, No Flush: Composting Toilet

5 Ways to Make Your Thanksgiving More Energy Efficient

German Solar Arrives in the United States

Against the Wind Turbine

Tips on Home Insulation for Older Houses

Wide Awake

No More Tears Renovation

The Dirt on Ecological Restoration

The Future of the Building Industry

Profiles of Courage

Utilities Stymie Residential Solar

Robot on Roofs: A New Way To Install Solar Power

Sustainability as a Founding Principle of the United States

Are We Using the “Right” Building Product? Part II

Goodbye Nukes, Hello Solar?

Fresh Faces at Solar Decathlon

A Closer Look: The Anti-LEED Movement

Green Games

Always Use Natural Light

Affordable Green

Micro-Hydro Power Generation: The New Renewable

Solar Energy: Time to Open the Blinds

Loyola’s Cutting-Edge Green Gem

Meltdown, Meet Motivation

Simplicity: Durability's Counterpoint

Starting Over

Green Batteries from Wood?

Building Code State Spotlight: New Mexico

Eye of the Storm

More on Bio-Building

Preparing Your Home for Fall

Farming the Heavens

Cradle to Cradle Product Innovators

Easy Breezy Home Wind Turbine Power

A Fair Deal

Hub of Innovation

Solar Power:Parabola Power

Uncharted Territory: Good Sustainability Decisions

A Balanced Budget?

Vision House Tuscon: Remember that Funky Biosphere?

Solar Punch

An Oil Giant Takes the Plunge into Renewable Energy

VIDEO: Kohler Moxie Showerhead

Are We Using the “Right” Building Products and Materials?

The Fate of Creation

Is Solar Electricity for the Home Affordable?

VIDEO: Johns Manville Corbond III Spray Foam Insulation

Environmental Leadership: Who Will Show the Way?

Yogi Called It

VIDEO: Dietrich's Wood Building with AutoCad

Weather and the Built Environment

New Jersey

Is Portable Air Conditioning Energy Efficient?

14 Years

Summer Energy Bills

Housing Innovation Awards at the Solar Decathlon

Gasping for Air

VIDEO: CertainTeed CertaSpray Insulation

Solar Water Heaters and How to Use the Sun's Energy

Energy Saving Inventions

Earth Saving Inventions: New Alternative Energy Innovations

Who Can Build You an Energy Efficient Home?

Trust is the New Black

Horizon: Energy Efficiency and Green Retrofit Opportunities

What is a Short Circuit?

VIDEO: How Schott Ceran Cooktops Are Made

A Tale of Two States

Made in America

What Does Regular Duct Cleaning Involve?

VIDEO: Johns Manville Spider Spray Foam Insulation

The Scent of Success

Laboratories of Sustainability

Size is not a Measure of Value

How to Control Water Heating Costs

VIDEO: Uponor 2013 Manufacturer of the Year

Copenhagen and the Non-Environmental Benefits of Sustainability

Innovation: A Last Line of Defense

Defending the Earth

Let's "Rig" the System

How to Identify and Repair Heating Problems and Lower Heating Costs

Heater Problems? What Some of the Reasons Could Be

VIDEO: Inside Green - furniture construction

VIDEO: Every Home Deserves a Trane HVAC System

The Urgency of Urban Mobility

How Duct Cleaning Can Improve Your Quality of Life!

VIDEO: MI Energy Core by MI Windows and Doors

Spotlight on Delaware

Five Myths about Home Fire Sprinklers

A Half Cent for your Thoughts?

Meritage Homes' MGV5 Pilot Include Solar and SIPs Options

Affordable and Certifiable

Benefits of a Tankles Hot Water Heater

Miles per Square Foot, Anyone?

"A green, muddy month..."

Do LED Lights Save Energy?

VIDEO: Waste Management Recycling Tool

Green Ways to Deal With Odors

Moral Imperative of Sustainability

Downsizing City Trash

VIDEO: Subsurface Green Roof Irrigation

Rise of the Megacity

VIDEO: Rooftop Gardening

Taking a Stand Without Taking Offense

Impact Series: Reconnecting With Life In A Virtual Age

Is This The Ultimate Low-Flow Water-Saving Shower?

VIDEO: Recycling Isn't Just For Homeowners

Creative Destruction

VIDEO RESNET 2013: Keynote Speaker, Ron Jones

Shifting Sands: Top 10 Code Issues

The End of Ownership?

Study: Firefly Anatomy Improves LEDs

VIDEO: Tightest Residential Building

Garden Design: Patterns with Benefits

The Right Yield

The Urgency of Sustainability in India

Addressing Water Woes at BuildingEnergy 13

VIDEO: Alliance to Save Energy

Organic Education

VIDEO: BioBased Insulation Used in LEED Projects

Tried and True

On the Radar

DoE Building America's Recommendation for Residential Construction

The ARC and The Covenants

VIDEO: Fastfoot and Rising Damp Create a Need for Building Envelopes

The Power of Design

VIDEO: Moen MotionSense in the Kitchen

No Turning Back

Lakefront Green in Florida

VIDEO: The Best Indoor Air Quality From Air Filtration

Building Science: Crunching the (Good) Numbers

China: A Nation with a Plan to Succeed in Clean Enery

VIDEO: Sod Sofa Time Lapse

Chemical Manufacturer Resistance

VIDEO: Dupont Tyvek Fabric

A Tale of Two Countries

Meet the New Specifier

VIDEO: Energy Star Windows

Growing Pains for LEED

VIDEO: How to Make a 1/2" ProPEX Connection

VIDEO: Norman the Eco-Warrior

Assessing Roof Damage after Superstorm Sandy

Pushing the HERS Standard

VIDEO: Honda's Electric Car the Fit EV at Google

Solar-Powered Air Conditioner

Target: Suburbia

VIDEO: What is a Home Generator?

VIDEO: Techniques for Applying No-VOC Paint

Our Cottage Needs A New Roof

Why RAN loves Mickey

VIDEO: Outdoor Lighting Defines Your Style

Energy Conservation and Efficiencies

Anti-regulatory forces claim to be defending “freedoms”

VIDEO: Kohler's Most Advanced Toilet Yet

Brazil’s Pragmatic Energy Plan

Another Man's Treasure

Thinking Ahead

VIDEO: About Flooring Types

Seal Ducts; Save Energy

VIDEO: Panasonic - Performance Under Pressure

Smart Scale: Understanding Energy Efficiency Ratings

Residential Developments and Green Demolition

Green Construction and Fire Protection

Pool Lighting: A Hidden Energy Glutton

VIDEO: Why Home Fire Sprinklers Are Important

Can Better Design Save the World?

German Power Unleashed

"The Next One"

Help Wanted

VIDEO: Improve Indoor Air Quality, Fight Back Against Dust and Allergens

Plumbing System Sustainability: How to Save 40% On Energy and Water

VIDEO: Nexia Home Intelligence

Techniques to Ease Fiber Cement Siding Installation

Frozen Smoke and Other Amazing Home Insulations

VIDEO: Spray Foam Insulation

Kid-Friendly Green Living

Windows: Installing Them Right

Changing Conventional Green Home Building Wisdom

Geothermal Heat Pump

Armstrong Linoleum Flooring is Certified 100% Biobased

The Secrets of Healthy Soil

Green Roof calculator shows water, money savings of green roofs

Natural Flow

Green Deck-adence