Tag: Green Building

  1. Single-family Builders Score High on Energy Efficiency

    Last week’s post showed that about one-fourth of the typical homes built by a sample of 246 single-family builders in 2016 had enough green features to quality for a bronze rating under the 2015 National Green Building Standard™ (NGBS). A major reason …

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  2. Green Single-family Building Practices

    In a sample of homes from 246 single-family builders, about one-fourth have enough green features to meet the minimum point requirement for certification under the National Green Building Standard™ (NGBS).  However, only about 11 percent of the homes a…

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  3. Home Buyer Preferences for Green Features Remain Stable

    In NAHB’s latest home buyer preference survey, buyers gave high marks to particular types of green features. Indeed, ENERGY STAR® rated appliances ranked second from the top among 150 different home and community features that buyers rated on a consistent scale.  Comparing results over the last several surveys shows a stable trend: preferences for particular green features in 2015 were about… Read More ›

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  4. Go Green, Reduce Energy Bills With Smart Technology

    From “learning” thermostats to energy saving smartphone apps, it has never been easier to monitor and control your home’s energy use. While we all love doing our part to help the environment, the real draw here is how these simple solutions will help you save money by keeping those monthly energy bills low. Here are just some of many easy home energy-monitoring tools that can help your home run as efficiently as possible. Smart Thermostats With the dog days of Read More