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  • What makes a home green?

    Green homes are quickly emerging as the homes of the future according to a McGraw-Hill report. The green home market in the United States is expected to grow from $2 billion in 2005 to $20 billion in 2010. But what makes a home green? It is more than just installing solar panels for water heating and involves site location, building material ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • 1930s home goes green

    A 1930s house built in 2008 is about to undergo the first of three energy efficiency upgrades which will ultimately convert an energy inefficient house into a zero carbon home designed to meet the Government’s 2016 CO² targets for all new housing. The results of this research will be relevant to millions of householders across the UK. The University of Nottingham had to seek special ...

  • Budget promotes green homes and cars

    Gordon Brown's 2007 Budget, widely heralded as green long before its publication on Tuesday, focused on energy efficient homes and cars but critics said it failed to seriously take on climate change. The chancellor chose to tackle building emissions with tax breaks on zero-carbon homes Demonstrating his 'carrots and sticks' approach to environmental policy the Chancellor announced a ...

  • Green Open Homes Network launches

    The Centre for Sustainable Energy , in partnership with Bristol Green Doors and with funding from the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC), has launched a new initiative to encourage home-owners to make energy saving improvements to their home after seeing what ...

  • Green Home Building Blossoms in Chicago

    CHICAGO, Illinois, November 5, 2007 (ENS) - The U.S. Green Building Council is set to launch its LEED-for-Homes program at the organization's annual Greenbuild conference in Chicago this week. The Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, LEED, voluntary rating system is the nationally accepted benchmark for the design, construction and operation of high performance green ...

  • Huhne heralds green homes revolution

    £3 billion energy wasted annually Up to 100,000 insulation jobs by 2015 Thousands of new insulation workers will soon be hitting Britain’s streets as part of a national effort to make people’s homes warmer and cheaper to run. Chris Huhne, Energy and Climate Change Secretary, today said that by 2015 up to 100,000 Green ...

  • Houston Custom Home Builder Honored for Green Efforts

    A third-generation custom home builder in Houston, TX, Scott Frankel is helping to turn the city green. In recognition of his efforts and community service, Scott was recently selected from 200 applicants for the Houston Business Journal's 40 Under 40 Class of 2012. ...


    By Marketwire

  • Green building in Greece takes home the gold

    The first Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design building to achieve gold certification in the country has water-saving technology, an internal wastewater treatment plant and rainwater collection system for irrigation and toilets. All with the help of Grundfos pumps. Surrounded by thyme, rosemary and lavender, Architect Sandra Bär sits down, smelling the herbs. Now, you might ...


    By Grundfos

  • Green roofs start to sprout on urban homes

    (AXcess News) New York - Every time it rained, Majora Carter cringed. 'I lived in mortal terror whenever I thought it was going to rain,' Dr. Carter says, remembering how the rainwater seeped from the street into her Bronx brownstone. Then she and her husband, James Burling Chase, realized that the source of the problem wasn't on the ground, but on the roof. The stormwater system in their ...


    By Axcess News

  • Pardee Homes Hits Gold Standard for Green Building

    Pardee Homes is California's first production homebuilder that is building an entire new home project certified to the National Green Building Standard™ (NGBS) by the NAHB Research Center, an internationally recognized, independent ...


    By Marketwire

  • Indoor Environment Connections Discusses Green Homes and IAQ

    In the May issue of Indoor Environment Connections there is an article entitled, “My First Green Home: Practicing What I Preach.”   In it, Paul Cochrane, the President of Cochrane & Associates and the IAQ Video Network, discusses his recent purchase of a green residential property.   The article begins with Mr. Cochrane ...

  • Britain launches `green homes` loan scheme

    British households will be able to take out soft loans to improve the efficiency of their homes under a proposed new law to fight climate change and cut fuel poverty, the government said on Tuesday The aim of the program is to overcome the high upfront cost of home refurbishments, for example to insulate lofts, thicken walls and install draught-proof windows, by allowing people to take out ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Make Your Home Cleaner and Greener With Green Works

    (Family Features) Finding ways to go green in the home does more than help the planet. It helps your home's environment, as well. According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, levels of indoor air pollution can be two to five times higher than outdoor levels. These pollutants -- as well as chemicals found in many products today -- can irritate allergy and asthma sufferers. "More ...


    By Marketwire

  • Green Deal home improvement fund details announced

    More people will get help to improve the energy efficiency of their homes through a new release of the Green Deal Home Improvement Fund (GDHIF). From 9am, Wednesday 10 December, the popular scheme will open to new applications, with up to £5,600 available to households in England and Wales to help with the cost of ...

  • Applications to the Green Deal Home Improvement Fund close

    A surge in applications over the last two days means the allocated budget has now been reached. All applications received prior to the fund closing that satisfy the terms and conditions and meet the eligibility criteria will be honoured at the original rates. The Green Deal Home Improvement Fund was set up to help households in England and Wales improve the energy efficiency of their homes. ...

  • New green strategy will overhaul Britain`s homes

    A green transformation of Britain’s homes will take place over the next decade – making them more comfortable, warmer and cheaper to run – under new plans set out by the Government today. With around one quarter of UK emissions coming from energy used in homes the Warm Homes, Greener Homes Strategy is aimed at cutting emissions from the UK’s homes by 29% by 2020. The new strategy will help people ...


  • `Green` energy efficient mobile home designed

    But 'green' is exactly what Michael Berk, F.L. Crane Endowed Professor of Architecture at Mississippi State, wants mobile homes to be. He hopes to toss traditional thinking about the structures into the recycling bin, salvaging the traditional 'mobile home' perception one national award at a time. Working in the Carl Small Town Center--a part of MSU's College of Architecture, Art and Design--Berk ...

  • Green irene launches its green home makeover online portal

    Green Irene LLC, the leading national green consulting firm that assists homeowners and small businesses, has just announced the launch of its self-service Green Home Makeover Online Portal, revolutionizing the way American homeowners and apartment dwellers green their homes and lifestyles. “We’ve developed the Green Home Makeover Portal to give individuals looking to make green ...


    By 3BL Media

  • Leave the elephant at home

    Green Communities Canada is challenging Ontarians everywhere to walk, bike, or use any other form of ative transportation instead of traveling by car for short trips, and to record their efforts for one month. The provincial iCANwalk campaign kicks off today with an event in Ajax thanks to a Community Go Green grant from the Government of Ontario. iCANwalk is an initiative of the Canada Walks ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • £70 million for home energy efficiency through the Green Deal Home Improvement Fund Release 3

    More people will enjoy a warmer home for less thanks to the third release from the Green Deal Home Improvement Fund (GDHIF) worth up to £70 million. From midday, Monday 16 March, the popular scheme will open to new applications for the new release of funding, with up to £5,600 available to households in England and Wales to help with the cost of installing certain energy saving ...

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