Green Home & Building

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Sage On Making Window Glass Smarter

Windows have long been a conundrum in the green building world. On one hand, they allow for natural daylighting and a free source of heat when the sun is shining. On the other hand, they also tend to create drafts… Read More
Google PowerMeter

What Exactly Is Home Energy Management?

American homes are notorious energy wasters, and for a while now, pundits have been predicting massive growth in the home energy management sector. More and more people, it seems, are looking for ways to save energy and money, and more… Read More
Passive House_Salem, Oregon

A Passive Green House Rises In Oregon

The U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) is the most widely recognized green building certification in the U.S., followed by the Environmental Protection Agency’s Energy Star rating for new homes. But there’s another major player… Read More

A Guide To Understanding Green Buildings

According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), buildings currently account for 39 percent of all energy, 12 percent of all water, and 68 percent of all electricity used in the United States, along with 38 percent of all carbon dioxide… Read More
USGBC LEED

What Is LEED? The Guide To Your LEED Questions

A surfeit of green and renewable energy devices such as solar panels, wind turbines, and smart meters enable building owners to increase efficiency and cut energy costs, but such technologies are only, in essence, appendages for buildings. If you’re looking… Read More
Zero Energy Casita

The Zero Energy Casita: A Green Abode Unveiled

We’ve covered a lot of green home new builds, conversions and rebuilds since launching EarthTechling, finding that most of these properties, with certain exceptions, hold true to such lofty goals as being energy efficient and sustainable. One such project getting… Read More