Green Homes

Hoffmann Homes Builds a Tornado-Proof Stunner in Little Forest Hills

By Joanna England / October 2, 2020 / 0 Comments

After last year’s F3 tornado that ripped apart Preston Hollow and North Dallas, it’s surprising that tornado resistance hasn’t become a larger part of the conversation surrounding residential construction. And as the October anniversary of the storm nears, it’s definitely taking up more space at the backs of our minds. Why is it so hard […]

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The New Green: From Energy-Efficient to Self-Sufficient Homes

By CandysDirt.com Contributor / March 15, 2019 / 0 Comments

By Deb R. Brimer Contributing Writer Jimmy Tanghongs – president and CEO of The New Modern Home in Plano – is reinventing green homebuilding. Instead of following the industry flow and building traditional energy-efficient houses, he’s forging his own path by developing the nation’s first neighborhood of self-sufficient homes.

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Merion at Midtown Park Green Home Near SoPac Large on Amenities

By Bethany Erickson / March 12, 2019 / 0 Comments
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It’s a theme week here at CandysDirt — and this week, we’re looking at “green” homes in honor of Saint Patrick’s Day. You might see a home that has environmentally-friendly features, or you might see, you know, an actual green house. But today, we’re going to show you this gorgeous new construction in the Merion […]

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Study Finds Green Homes in Texas Worth $25,000 More in Resale Value

By Heather Hunter / July 11, 2017 / 2 Comments

If you’re passing off eco-friendly home building as a trend that’s not worth the up-front investment, you might need to think again. The University of Texas at Austin and the U.S. Green Building Council released a report finding that, not only are green homes worth more in resale, new homes in Texas built to LEED […]

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UNT Construction Students Represent State at Green Building Competition

By Joanna England / April 20, 2017 / 0 Comments

Green building and design is one of the fastest growing segments of today’s homebuilding market as more and more homebuyers looking to avoid the high energy bills summer’s blazing temperatures often bring. To train and encourage the green building professionals of tomorrow, the U.S. Department of Energy is hosting 40 teams from 34 schools across […]

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‘Hippie Green’ Home in Quaint Montebello Park Feels Huge Inside

By Joanna England / June 5, 2015 / 0 Comments

“We call it the TARDIS because it looks so small from the outside and everyone that steps in the front door says ‘WOW!’ ” seller Jodie Adams claims. She’s put her adorable Montebello Park home on the market with Realtor Bill Nelson. This home has so many cute features, including an upstairs addition that has […]

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