Trailer Treasure—Affordable Housing, Green Living, Community, Income in an Unlikely Place

Spotlight Article:

Trailer Treasure—Affordable Housing, Green Living, Community, Income in an Unlikely Place

The American dream of homeownership for all is not particularly healthy these days. Housing prices in some areas have already returned to pre-Great Recession (2006) levels. According to the Trulia real estate website, the median price ...

Keep Reading

Single Family
FILTER ARTICLES
stuff

The Little House That Could

November 01, 2006

A new Habitat for Humanity-built home is a net producer of energy, having met and exceeded its zero-energy goal. [continue reading]

stuff

Market Changes

September 11, 2006

Energy Star homes in Phoenix save energy, but there is still room for improvement. [continue reading]

stuff

Twelve Reasons Why the Green Home Market Is Ready to Surge

July 01, 2006

        If you need convincing about the marketability of green building, author Jerry Yudelson offers up a dozen reasons why green is the way to go.      &... [continue reading]

stuff

Passive Survivability: Designing for Tomorrow's Disasters

Author: Alex Wilson
June 08, 2006

Given likely future events, homes should be designed to maintain livable conditions even when power supplies are interrupted. [continue reading]

stuff

Midconstruction LaHouse Meets Katrina and Rita

June 08, 2006

LaHouse became an ironically timely and greatly needed exhibition of hazard-resistant, energy-efficient homebuilding systems. [continue reading]

stuff

Progress in Florida

June 08, 2006

        Progress Energy Florida is committed to finding cleaner and more efficient ways to generate electricity. That commitment extends to the exploration of alternative energies in research projects such as ... [continue reading]

stuff

Tax Credits, Anyone?

May 01, 2006

        In 2005, Congress passed, and the president signed into law, the 2005 Energy Policy Act (EPAct). One provision of this act is a $2,000 per home business tax credit for builders who ... [continue reading]

stuff

Green Building on a Tight Budget

Author: Elka Karl
January 01, 2006

An innovative program in Austin, Texas, uses common sense ideas to build affordable green houses while providing job skills for disadvantaged youth. [continue reading]

Our Blog Has Moved

Building Performance Journal Editors

Our Blog Has Moved

Thanks for your interest in contributing a blog to the Building Performance Journal (formerly Home Energy magazine). We’re ...

Is Energy Efficiency an American Value?

Jim Gunshinan

Is Energy Efficiency an American Value?

Energy efficiency is good for the economy, good for families, good for workers, and good for the environment.

SPONSORED CONTENT 2021 National Conference Registration is open! Learn more! Watch Video