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Home Improvement CO2 Karma
2023-11-27 13:00
Not every eco-friendly “home improvement” adds value to your home. Find out which renovations matter most. How you decide where to spend your renovation dollars depends on… Read More
All The Trimmings
2023-11-22 13:15
Plus An Extra Helping of Gratitude Some time ago I was struck by the realization that the magic of “overnight delivery” doesn’t eliminate any necessary tasks, it j… Read More
An Evolving Green Building Community
2023-11-21 19:38
The idea of ‘Green Building’ has become an area of interest that is local, national and international in scope. Here’s why. If you are reading this article, you are… Read More
VISION House Sussex: The Nitty Gritty
2023-11-17 15:13
In this video, Tim O’Brien, builder of the VISION House Sussex, talks about the product selection and construction processes that enabled him to create a special home that is bot… Read More
U.S. And China In Climate Cahoots
2023-11-16 16:47
Despite a multitude of geopolitical differences and trade disputes, the U.S. and China just announced an agreement to take joint climate action. Will it be enough to make a difference?… Read More
Law And (Sustainable) Order
2023-11-14 18:05
Clean energy, water conservation and carbon emission reduction efforts continue to be at the top of lawmakers’ minds. It was a very busy second quarter of 2023 in terms of state… Read More
Millennials Don’t Camp, They Glamp
2023-11-13 13:00
The rise of luxury outdoor experiences like glamping is just one manifestation of millennials’ passion for outdoor living, which includes glamming up their personal backyards… Read More
For A Greater Good
2023-11-10 13:00
The Digital Generation is ready to use technology to lead people into a fossil fuel-free era. Tech-savvy Millennials who rely on smart home automation and electric transportation mode… Read More
In A Resiliency State Of Mind
2023-11-09 20:32
Resiliency is top of mind for homeowners in the face of intensifying wildfires, super storms, flooding, drought, and extreme temperatures. When it comes to resilience, younger generat… Read More
Flooring: Factoring In The Way You Live
2023-11-03 22:06
With many home improvement projects, one area that often gets overlooked is flooring. However, choosing the right flooring material has long-term implications in terms of both long-ter… Read More
Climate Disclosure Changes Afoot
2023-11-01 15:20
California’s new climate disclosure rules will require large companies to report carbon emissions starting in 2026. How will these new climate disclosure laws impact the rest of… Read More
VISION House Sussex: From The Ground Up
2023-10-30 12:00
There are many facets to constructing a new, sustainable home. Tim O’Brien is working his way toward completing all of them. When it comes to building a new home, there’s… Read More
Won’t You Be My Neighbor?
2023-10-27 13:14
Here are the no-brainer reasons homeowners should invest in solar. Mr. Rogers was a pretty nice guy, from the various articles and movies I’ve read and seen. It’s always n… Read More
Got A Minute?
2023-10-26 17:32
Green Builder Media is compiling our annual State of the Industry report and we’d love to get your input! As Green Builder Media closes in on another State of the Industry repor… Read More
ESG Goal: Powering Energy Independence
2023-10-26 13:41
If all goes according to plan, Sunnova customers will have energy independence in their future. Quick Stats Metric tons of CO2 avoided in 2022: 1.34 million Growth, year ov… Read More
Germ Warfare In New Homes
2023-10-23 12:00
Here’s how builders can ensure there are effective antimicrobial protections in all of their new homes. Growing concerns about microbes and cleanliness in the post-pandemic worl… Read More
Trane Technologies’ Gigaton Challenge
2023-10-22 18:56
For Trane Technologies, integrating an ESG means successfully meeting all three parts of the roadmap as well as setting audacious goals for going carbon neutral. Quick Stats Met… Read More
Net Zero Carbon Homes Are Here
2023-10-19 18:22
Are net zero carbon homes a pipe dream?  Not according to the CEO of Thrive, one of the nation’s leading green home builders. Here’s how they’re making net zero… Read More
Roadblocks And Pathways To Homeownership
2023-10-13 12:00
Millennials aspire to own a home, but there are obstacles to overcome. Green Builder Media’s survey data offers insights into problems and potential solutions. When Vicky Weber… Read More
The Best New Idea On The Block
2023-10-12 14:41
We can all take inspiration from this tale of a humble inventor who harnessed the Sargassum seaweed crisis to create a cheap, low-tech housing material. I love success stories, partic… Read More
Appliances As Energy Management Systems
2023-10-11 12:15
CEO of GE Appliances Kevin Nolan addresses how appliances can offer energy solutions at every price point.  GE has electrified America, connected appliances, and revolutionized l… Read More
Place Making For Uncertain Times
2023-10-09 16:41
In the future, where and how we live must balance resilience with openness, density with privacy, technology with nature. Can these challenges coexist? For centuries, the popular sens… Read More
An ADU For The Ages
2023-10-05 15:25
These 381-square-foot homes hit a housing sweet spot (or two)—and now several of them are complete and ready to install. At (about) $285,000, they command a premium price, but pr… Read More
ERVs Enhance Health Of Homes
2023-10-04 20:12
Homeowners demand fresh, clean air as an important part of their new home experience. Learn why including an ERV in your construction process can pay off. There is a well established… Read More
Hope For The Future
2023-09-28 14:11
Can the exponential growth in renewable energy and electric vehicles cure our climate ills? The International Energy Agency seems to think so. Earlier this week, the International Ene… Read More
Veteran Effort
2023-09-22 15:19
The “Housing for Heroes” Project is a safe, stylish haven for homeless veterans. Providing homeless veterans with a home that is healthy, safe, durable, and energy efficie… Read More
Climate Week Call To Action
2023-09-21 13:45
It’s a big week for the planet, as Climate Week NYC 2023 and the United Nations’ General Assembly take place in New York City.  Drawing together elected officials, bu… Read More
The ADU Generation(s)
2023-09-16 12:00
Granny flats aren’t just for grannies anymore: they could be the home of choice for millennials, too. Although tiny homes and other accessory dwelling units (ADUs) have multiple… Read More
The Great Localizing
2023-09-09 12:00
A required ‘stay at home’ period has led to another, post-COVID trend: moving back to familiar streets. The global COVID-19 pandemic and shelter-at-home protocols forced a… Read More
2023-09-07 12:00
These new model homes will offer a real-life demo of quality and common-sense housing.  Summer has arrived in the picturesque Sussex, Wisc., community of Vista Run near Milwaukee… Read More
Modular Home Company Is Breaking The Mold
2023-09-01 12:00
Dvele is enhancing the built environment and redefining the future of housing. In this video, Brandon Weiss, co-founder and chief innovation officer at Dvele, and Gary Hohbach, projec… Read More
Coping With Climate Anxiety
2023-08-30 12:00
This video explores how the members of our Next Generation Influencer Group cope with feelings of anxiety, frustration, and fear created by climate change Read More
The Great Re-Wilding
2023-08-28 12:00
The world’s wildland ecosystems are on the brink. Here’s how people are trying to reverse the damage. The term “rewilding” is hardly a household word. Some may… Read More
It’s Time To Rethink Water Use
2023-08-23 12:00
This year’s Next Generation Water Summit focussed on innovative ways to abate water supply, quality and demand problems currently facing the dry West. As I traveled from the mou… Read More
The Great Re-Energization
2023-08-22 12:00
Transitioning to an all-electric culture is still years away. Until it’s firmly in place, there are lot of preparations to make. Edited by Alan Naditz Sometime in our future: Y… Read More
AI And Green Building
2023-08-14 12:00
Will Artificial Intelligence play a role in green building? The current controversy about new software tools that are using AI (artificial intelligence)—programs such as ChatGPT… Read More
Let’s Live In Shopping Malls
2023-08-12 14:27
Dying shopping malls across America are getting a new chance to win the public’s favor—by adding new homes to the block.  Somebody, somewhere, during the height of a… Read More

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