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Net Zero Homes

Phius (Passive House Institute US) has updated its Passive House certification standards for 2021 onward—with net zero as the goal.

Mitrex’s solar panels come with fully customizable designs, from solid colors to limitless patterns.

A breakthrough invention by a team of Stanford researchers allow solar panels to begin generating energy at night.

What are the biggest differences between what homeowners want and what they have? Surprisingly, it involves the bathroom—and beyond.

Gas cooking is coming under fire, not only for its harsh environmental impact, but also the health of those who use it. It’s time for a magnetic shift.

When I set out to build a net-zero house, I knew my design had to be small and smart: a grid-tied, net-zero home that was super-insulated and super-airtight. Is it really possible to get through a Wisconsin winter on solar electricity alone?

New building tech from Europe, like dynamic glass and flexible building skins, could gain wider adoption in our future. Here are some examples of sustainable techniques and technologies to keep an eye on.

The Utopia on-demand webinar for November 2021 featured an expert panel of leading net-zero home builders. They shared how builders can get to zero energy ready in their projects, and how to market that to the buyer.