Greentech Advocates reports on a unique 6,000-square-foot residence on an island that will be off the grid and self-powered by solar and a solar storage system.
A recent study from the University of California reveals that homes with a third-party green certification command an average of 9 percent more in the market.
The latest forecast from McGraw-Hill Construction shows strong growth in the market for green residential construction, a trend expected to continue.
A Portland, Ore., couple managed their high-end green renovation for just $134/sq. ft., courtesy of local recycled materials and a whole lot of sweat equity.
Energy efficient home-building and retrofits are forecast to grow at around 40 percent through 2020 globally, but the U.S. will see the slowest growth.
Blu Homes, known for its green prefabs, has built the 2012 Sunset Idea House in Sonoma County, California, with updated touches like an integrated wine cellar.
An Australian researcher says that inexpensive home design can mean home energy savings of up to 80 percent, but it takes planning and a little work to happen.