If you’re looking for a way to go green in your new home’s garden you should explore installing a rain garden in your backyard.
Texas-Sized Savings: Texas’ First Certified Passive Home Runs on $2 of Energy a Day
The first passive home in Texas, located in northwest Dallas, was built by Fagan Partners and is is a two-story spec home of 3,230 sq. ft.
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Which Green Home Certification Program is Right for You?
There are over 80 green home certification programs available to homeowners, learn what they can mean and find the right one for your new home.
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Zero Energy Home Design Goes Mainstream
Zero energy home designs have gone mainstream in the homebuilding industry, making owning an energy-efficient home more attainable than ever.
Zero Energy Homes: No Energy Bill, No Problem
A net zero home produces as much energy as it consumes, which means energy bills for the year come out to roughly $0.
Here’s Why Building Green is the Future of New Homes
Green building is the future of the new home building industry. NewHomeSource explores why builders who don’t go green will get left behind.
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California Sunshine Harnessed for Solar Power
California is mandating that all new homes meet certain standards for sustainability, relying on solar power.
5 Beautiful, Eco-Friendly Flooring Options That Maximize Sustainability
Flooring materials like cork, bamboo, linoleum, recycled materials, and wool carpet give you a luxurious floor, while still having a green impact on your new home.
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How Energy Efficient are Manufactured Homes?
Today’s manufactured homes are sustainably built with plenty of high-end finish and customization options.
Keeping It Green: Maintenance Tips for the Energy-Efficient Home
By maintaining your energy-efficient home, you’ll ensure it is working at optimal performance for years to come.
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Whisper Valley Providing Zero-Energy Living at Affordable Price
Whisper Valley is a fantastic new home community in Austin, Texas that offers up green living at an affordable price point.
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Here Comes the Sun: Are Solar Panels or Passive Solar Design Right for Your New Home?
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.
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The Benefits of LEED Certification for Your 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 …
Why Every New Home Buyer Should Do an Energy Audit
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.
Greening Your Home on the Outside: 5 Ways to go Eco-Friendly in the Yard
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!
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How to Design a Water Efficient Home
Design a water efficient home by maximizing efficiency in the bathroom, kitchen, yard, and more, so you can save money and the planet.
Solar Panel Systems 101: Specs, Costs, and Benefits
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.
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Home Style Guide: Courtyard Homes
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.
How to Plan a Pet-Friendly Backyard
Want to design an animal-friendly oasis in your backyard? Learn about different plants and hardscape features to consider.
Eco-Friendly Tiny House Features
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.
New Options for a Cost-Effective, Solar Powered Home
Learn about the developments in the solar technology space that is making this green energy option more attainable for new homeowners.
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What is a LEED Certified Home?
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.
Just Say No to High Energy Costs with a Zero Net Energy Home
Moving up to a home that generates as much energy as it consumes can free you from the drudgery of monthly utility bills.
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The Sun Shines on Solar: Emerging Technologies for Greener New Homes
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.
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Keep it Cool with Environmentally-Friendly Cool Roofing Materials
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.
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Sustainability Symposium Highlights Growing Trend of Green New Home Communities
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.
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KB Home Will Change How We Live With New Concept: The ProjeKt Home
KB Home’s new concept home — KB ProjeKt Home — combines sustainable design and new building technologies for an unprecedented living experience.
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5 Green Design Trends for Custom Homes
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.
How “Smart” Windows Can Improve Your Custom Home
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.
How to Build an Eco-Friendly Custom Home
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.