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The sealant system can currently reduce leaks in a home by about 50 percent, but the goal is to get to 100 and work with natural ventilation. If available for commercial use, new homebuilders would be able to comply with state mandates to build homes
This four-room oasis, entirely energy self-sufficient, blurs the border between indoors and outdoors Photo: Sharon Udasin) In the dusty industrial parking lot of the Hutsot HaMifratz outlet mall in Haifa sits a horizontal kite-shaped house that is
Banner Bank, built in 2006, represents a modern take on Art Deco style. Check out those geometric, 1920s-style sheaves of wheat that decorate its entrance. Despite that stylistic nod to an earlier era (echoed by its historic neighbor, the Hoff
Kiwis concerned about high-density housing need to think about the consequences, says visiting American architect David Hobstetter. Noting the debate about Auckland's unitary plan, he says New Zealanders may want their house and patch of land but "
Between February 2012 and January, county building staffers issued a total of 216 permits for new construction...Of those permits, 68 have been for new construction this year a significant spike from the previous 12 months, when building officials
What quantifiable return will green buildings bring to property owners, tenants and communities? Find out how New Zealand can create a future with a difference at the country's foremost green building event, Green Property Summit, on Wednesday 20
Executive Director Yavapai County Contractors Association Q: My wife and I have recently retired to Prescott and are looking forward to purchasing a home...One is rated as an Energy Star home and the other two are not, but they have "green" features.
Dear Eartha, I'd like to make my home green and efficient, but what is the evidence that anybody else will care?...Sam, Silverthorne There have been some recent studies that show that third-party energy certifications and renewable energy systems do,
Energy Star rated buildings use about 35 percent less energy and are responsible for 35 percent less greenhouse gas emission than comparable buildings. In Northern California there are more than 500 Energy Star rated buildings that saved nearly $140
Cantabrians want warmer, healthier and more eco-friendly homes and are willing to spend a little extra to "future-proof" their properties, experts say. Building firms and designers say people are splashing out on better insulation, double glazing and