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  • By 2050, the Largest Source of Global Electricity Could be Solar Energy

    According to two new studies from the Energy Information Administration, the biggest source of the world's electricity could be solar energy by 2050.

  • Six Energy Star Appliances More Common in New than Existing Homes

    Which Energy Star Certified appliances are taking over the new American home? Which energy efficient appliances are still more common in existing homes? NAHB took a look at the market share.

  • This House is a Dumpster

    Environmental Science Professor Jeff Wilson is spending a year living in a green home— figuratively and literally— to show students and the nation that the typical American home is too huge.

  • Three Cradle to Cradle Wall Coverings

    These innovative wall coverings are LEED Material Ingredients Credit or LEED Disclosure Credit eligible, and have been catalogued in the Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute's certified products registry.

  • New Guide to Combat Thermal Bridging

    A new report guides architects and engineers to stop thermal bridging, which reduces overall energy consumption in buildings.

  • Passive House Explained in 90 Seconds

    Air-tight, energy efficient and cost effective, passive houses are growing in popularity. Here is a video explaining the basics of passive house design and its benefits in 90 seconds.

  • Who Wants Green Features in an Apartment: Multifamily Generational Trends

    A recent survey conducted by J Turner Research for the 2014 MFE Concept Community reveals generational trends among apartment residents including value placed on green home features and which groups desire certain features most.

  • A Graphic Showing the World's Vanishing Wildlife

    The World Wildlife Fund's recently released "2014 Living Planet Report"  shows that between 1970 and 2010, the population of mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, and fish around the globe have dropped a shocking 52 percent.

  • The Top 10 Safest Towns In America

    A few week's ago, Movoto identified the happiest smalls towns in America, largely based off scenery, average income, and affordability. This week, they've compiled the top 10 small towns in the U.S. with populations between 5,000 and 25,000 people, ranked according to data from the 2012 FBI Uniform...

  • Time Lapse: North America's Largest Green Wall

    A 10,150 square-foot double-sided green wall comprising of 50,000 individual plants has been completed in Surrey, British Columbia.