June 15, 2015

In a move toward greater sustainability, Whirlpool Corporation broke ground Monday on a new wind farm that may offset an estimated 22% of its electric consumption.

June 2, 2015

Whirlpool and Kohler announce plans to share resources on a project with ambitious efficiency goals.

May 29, 2015

A new window film blocks 98% of solar UVA and UVB rays and at lease 35% of the sun’s heat.

May 6, 2015

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has recognized Intertape Polymer Group (IPG) with the 2015 Energy Star Partner of the Year – Energy Management Award for its outstanding efforts to improve the energy efficiency of U.S. buildings and facilities through its actions.

April 10, 2015

Heatworks has a water heater with energy transfer technology that's up to date with the latest Department of Energy standards taking effect on April 16.

April 9, 2015

Examining the unsung hero: insulation.

March 30, 2015

Stocks got a powerful boost of energy Monday, with many of HBSDealer's Top 30 jumping more than 1%.

March 19, 2015

Blomberg has debuted its 2015 product line at the Architectural Digest Home Design Show, where several of its space-saving appliances were on-hand.

March 13, 2015

Things are getting more complicated in the building sphere. And according to Do it Best Corp. VP Gary Nackers, that’s a good thing for Do it Best’s pro-oriented dealers.

Building codes that respond to earthquakes in the West and hurricanes in the East appear to be spreading across the country, and energy efficiency is being regulated and re-regulated everywhere. To Nackers, who took over last year as Do it Best’s VP LBM, change means opportunity.

March 10, 2015

New Department of Energy efficiency standards for water heaters kick in April 16, and the industry is in heavy-preparation mode for the changes.

February 16, 2015

The narrow profiles of steel windows afford designers the luxury of allowing a larger amount of glass to enhance the architecture of the building, according to the SWI.

February 12, 2015

Though commonly conceived of as a product category that defies energy efficiency standards, a number of cooking appliances have received a first-ever sustainability certification.

February 3, 2015

Nest Labs, Inc. is touting the results of three new studies that point to energy savings achieved by the Nest Learning Thermostat.

February 2, 2015

A survey of builders conducted by the National Home Builders Association pointed to energy-efficient concepts, high ceilings and laundry rooms as top-of-mind construction concepts for 2015.

January 5, 2015

The Whirlpool Smart Top Load Washer and Dryer, according to the carefully crafted pitch, “uses connected technology to not only better care for clothes, but enable families to help other families load for load.”

December 11, 2014

Cloud-computing and apps make their way into home building.

December 4, 2014

American Solar Direct, a Los Angeles-based solar provider in California, is installing free solar energy systems in homes built by Homes for Our Troops in a new partnership with the organization.

December 2, 2014

Eagle Materials has tapped Michael Haack to fill the new COO role, which was created to service the company's recent wave of growth and expansion in construction and energy-related markets.

He joins the company following a 17-year stint with Halliburton Energy Services, where he most recently served in a management role within Global Operations for Sperry Drilling. The multi-billion dollar company has operations in every major oil and gas market.

December 1, 2014

The Environmental Protection Agency has recognized Whirlpool's HybridCare Heat Pump Duet Dryer with a 2014 Energy Star Emerging Technology Award, which is granted to products that advance the causes of energy efficiency and emission reduction while maintaining high standards of functionality.

The HybridCare dryer works by regenerating energy during the drying cycle. Rather than venting the air like most dryers, the HybridCare uses a refrigeration system to dry and recycle the air. This leads to more than the 40% in energy savings required by Emerging Technology Award standards.

November 7, 2014

Robert Bosch Tool Corp. has introduced the Bosch Power Ready Wireless Charging System, which is based on the concept of contactless energy transfer, also known as inductive charging. When the charger is plugged in and the compatible battery is placed on it, the charger begins wirelessly transmitting an alternating magnetic field. The battery, featuring an internal copper coil, acts as a receiver. As the alternating magnetic field penetrates the coil, voltage is induced and a charging current flows to the cells until full.

October 31, 2014

It’s the year 2025.

October 21, 2014

Despite new energy-related regulations, Electrolux CEO Keith McLoughlin said North America continues to deliver healthy sales results for the Stockholm, Sweden-based company.

In its third quarter, Electrolux operating income increased almost 30% to SEK 1.4 billion ($194 million).

October 20, 2014

Deck season may be past its equinox where the homeowner is concerned, but pro dealers nationwide are already looking ahead to 2015. Next year is sure to see a continuation of the trend toward weather-resistant composite decking materials, as well as a bevy of surprising options shaped by evolving consumer preferences and regulations (such as those that restrict the use of VOC-emitting sealants and finishes).     

October 20, 2014

Why aren’t things in the industry getting better faster?