Housing News

New water heaters get efficiency boost in April

Photo: Josh Larios/Flickr

April 15, 2015

The Department of Energy has released new standards

April 14, 2015

The overhaul of Florida’s building codes after Hurricane Andrew made the state slip to second spot

April 13, 2015

The state’s energy commission approved new standards on toilets, urinals, and faucets sold in California

Builders responding to demand for more energy efficient homes

Photo: Jackson Meadows Development/Flickr

April 10, 2015

Young adult buyers have ranked homes and products with Energy Star certifications as a priority

April 09, 2015

Rowhoses in the U.S. capital may soon not be taller than 35 feet

Popularity of solar power has utilities scrambling to make up for declining revenue
April 08, 2015

Utility companies are lobbying regulators to vote for a fixed monthly grid maintenance surcharge

L.A. bans oversized additions and teardowns for McMansions
April 07, 2015

City officials say the ban comes from a report that says oversized homes are threatening the character of neighborhoods.

Firefighters push for home sprinklers but homebuilders oppose code change

Photo: Brandon Leon/Wikimedia Commons

April 06, 2015

Home builders in Tennessee say adding sprinkles significantly raises a home’s price

More homeowners want sustainable, low-maintenance landscaping
April 03, 2015

A less ostentatious, more environmentally yard is in popular demand

Federal commission investigates laminate flooring sold by Lumber Liquidators
April 02, 2015

The flooring giant’s product allegedly contains unsafe levels of formaldehyde


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