More stories about Whole-House Systems

  • SolarTrac From MechoShade Systems

    MechoShade Systems’ SolarTrac automatically regulates shades’ positions incrementally throughout a building.Shades are adjusted according to the sun’s position in the sky, the direction of the solar rays and the sun’s intensity.SolarTrac uses solar radiometers to track the sun and microclimatic sky...

  • Brise Soleil Product Line From Hydro Building Systems

    Hydro Building Systems’ Brise Soleil product line incorporates thin-film flexible solar modules manufactured by Ascent Solar.

  • Groups Work to Green Health Care

    The U.S. Green Building Council, Washington, D.C., and Green Guide for Health Care, a joint project of the Center for Maximum Potential Building Systems, Austin, Texas, and Health Care Without Harm, Arlington, Va., are collaborating to green the health-care industry by fostering best practices and...

  • Whole-House Reverse-Osmosis Water Purification System From PureOFlow

    The PureOFlow whole-house reverse-osmosis water purification system provides desalination and purification in one system. According to the company, the system reduces up to 98% of substances such as arsenic, lead, and radium, and it softens the water without the need for salts. PureOFlow takes up...

  • LBNL Attains Excellence in Green Design

    Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory was established in Berkeley, Calif., in 1931 by Ernest Orlando Lawrence, a physicist who won a Nobel Prize for his physics work.

  • Product Review: Tankless Water Heaters

    Offering up to 34% greater efficiency than traditional units, on-demand water heaters are becoming a green building staple.

  • A House Maximizes Energy Efficiency

    Passive systems create a comfortable environment for the residents of a home in Durham, N.C.

  • Desert Museums Stress Natural Resource Dependence

    Two green museums in California educate visitors about the connection between water and life.

  • Internet Communications Module by In2 Networks

    Operating in conjunction with Honeywell’s thermostats and other products, the Internet Communications Module connects building systems, like thermostats and water and irrigation systems, to the Internet, letting the units function as a broader, integrated system that logs data, performs diagnostics...

  • Performance Testing Essential for Verifying the Performance of Houses

    Blower door, duct blaster, and other tests are a vital component of building science.