How Builders Are Meeting the Call for Net Zero Energy Homes
By 2020, California's goal is to have all new homes produce as much energy as they...
DOE Honors Housing's Top Innovators
The Housing Innovation Awards recognize top builders on the path to zero energy...
2017 Solar Decathlon Set for Denver
The competition will move from California to Colorado next year.
Texas Team Wins DOE's Race to Zero
The winning entry is a zero-energy affordable house designed for a Houston...
How Much Power Could Solar Panels Provide?
The Department of Energy's renewable energy lab just nearly doubled its estimate...
A ‘Building Science Translator’: Sam Rashkin on How to Sell Zero Net Energy Homes
BUILDER editor Jennifer Goodman talks with Department of Energy Building Technologies Office chief Sam Rashkin, who's spearheading a new program to get builders of energy-efficient homes to use words that appeal to consumers, not turn them off.
DOE Asks: How Do You Define Net-Zero?
The U.S. Department of Energy is seeking public input for a definition of net-zero...
Student Teams Design Zero Energy Ready Homes
Twenty-eight teams developed cost-effective, zero energy ready homes for mainstream builders in the DOE’s Challenge Home Student Design Competition.
The next wave of HVAC systems may just evolve from this prototype evaporative air conditioning system.
Sam Rashkin, Winner of 2012 Hanley Award for Vision and Leadership in Sustainable Housing
His greatest legacy may be the federal Energy Star for New Homes program, which he founded.