Sustainability

While the classic look of wood is forever timeless, new developments in design allow vinyl siding to look and feel like real wood, down to the actual grain.

No, it’s not a typo. Some believe exergy may be just as, if not more important, than energy efficiency. But what is it, and where does it fit in the era of sustainable homebuilding?

South Carolina’s Eclipse Cottages builds compact units that help homeowners live “more abundant” lives—instead of maintaining, and paying for, square footage they don’t use.

LG Electronics has introduced the "Home 8" residential energy storage system (ESS), a solution that will enable American homeowners to manage energy, provide backup power, and reduce dependence on the electric grid.

All-electric, solar- and battery-powered energy-smart connected communities offer greater energy-efficient and resilient new homes.

Sam Rashkin encourages high-performance homebuilders to take after the likes of Younger Homes, who utilizes the latest virtual technology of Digibilt to efficiently build and sell custom homes.

After building high-performance, energy-efficient homes for 30 years, Colorado’s Thrive Home Builders takes on a new target: carbon impact.

Since 2013, the Department of Energy has honored innovative builders constructing zero energy ready homes. This year’s winners include 26 homes in 18 states.