NewHomeSource breaks down everything you need to know about solar panels, and how to install them on your new home, so you can live in a truly green home.
By Seve Kale “I didn’t believe it until I saw the bills coming in,” says Jay Krakowsky, whose home in Barnegat, N.J., has LEED certification, “but I’m paying one-quarter less than what I was paying at my previous home.” Because they live in an energy-efficient LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) home, Krakowsky and …
NewHomeSource lays out the reasons why new homebuyers should do an energy audit before buying a house, so you can move into a truly green home.
Our actions affect the living world around us. And fortunately, there are several great ways homeowners can go eco-friendly without sacrificing beauty. In fact, the results can be as stunning as ever!
Design a water efficient home by maximizing efficiency in the bathroom, kitchen, yard, and more, so you can save money and the planet.
If you’re interested in going green when you build your new home, you might be thinking about installing solar panels. NewHomeSource breaks down the cost and benefits of including solar panels on your home.
Courtyard style homes are some of the oldest of home designs but they work perfectly well in today’s modern society, proving to be a timeless home design choice.
Want to design an animal-friendly oasis in your backyard? Learn about different plants and hardscape features to consider.
There are plenty of ways to live environmentally conscious, especially in a tiny home. Read more to learn how tiny living and living green go hand-in-hand.
Learn about the developments in the solar technology space that is making this green energy option more attainable for new homeowners.
If you want a totally eco-friendly home, consider building one that’s LEED-certified. But what is LEED certification and how do you get it? Follow our LEED certification guide to find out.
Moving up to a home that generates as much energy as it consumes can free you from the drudgery of monthly utility bills.
Solar panels have been touted for awhile now as a clean way to power your home, and thanks to new technologies, you can find solar panels that go beyond the traditional to fit any budget or style.
If you are in the process of designing a new home, consider using non-traditional roofing materials to save energy and even protect the environment in the process.
Home builders are increasingly designing whole communities of green, sustainable homes, as highlighted at the recent Sustainability Symposium. But home buyers may not yet be on board.
KB Home’s new concept home — KB ProjeKt Home — combines sustainable design and new building technologies for an unprecedented living experience.
Many custom homebuilders are using trendy new eco-friendly materials. We look at 5 green home design trends that take sustainability to the next level.
When it comes to smart products for your custom home, don’t forget about windows. Here’s how technological advances lead to more energy-efficient windows.
In addition to building a custom home that perfectly fits your lifestyle, you can also make it eco-friendly. Here’s what you can do to help make it happen.
By Drew Knight Nobody wants to add to the costs of their new home with a giant heating bill. So, before you go upping your thermostat to 80 degrees, listen up. There are plenty of ways to keep warm this winter while saving both energy and money. That’s right, it really is possible to stay …
By Drew Knight You’ve heard it all from us before: Through features like solar panels, advanced insulation, sustainable construction materials, efficient windows, xeriscaping and rain collection systems, green homes are better for the environment and they save you loads of money on energy bills. We could go on and on about why green homes are …
By Ashley Steel Whatever your reason for going (or wanting to) green in your new home, you’ve likely heard of Energy Star, the longstanding Environmental Protection Agency-backed program helping individuals to protect the environment through energy-efficient products. In fact, it’s not unlikely that you’ve contemplated buying or already own an Energy Star certified appliance, door …
Here are some ways consumers can prep their new home for maximum energy efficiency.
No one wants to pay more than needed for heating and cooling. Learn how being aware of how your windows function can save you money long term.