Installers of STEP Warmfloor electric radiant heating elements across the United States and all parts of the world marvel at the ease of installing the radiant heating elements.
With a spike in consumer awareness about green construction materials, using engineered roofing and accessories made from recycled materials can set up a builder for success.
Some of Seattle's top modern homes will be open for touring for a limited time on May 2, 2015, but if you can't make it, get a glimpse here.
Homeowners sometimes think of radiant heating as something that is only good for a warm bathroom or kitchen floor, not realizing it is a highly efficient primary heating solution for an entire home or commercial application.
A builder recently had a question about a project where the wall sheathing was allowed to get wet. They wanted to know what the maximum moisture content should be before closing the walls back up.
In this period of climate transition, homeowners will enjoy lower energy bills as their heating and air units aren’t working as hard to condition air against extreme cold conditions outside.
Green projects, like energy efficient window replacement, are expected to double over the next five years.
Homeowners can blend indoor and outdoor living without compromising safety.
Taste does not equate to health or quality. If it did, that would mean McDonalds fries and Oreos are health foods. (We wish.)
While green building has long emphasized insulation, recent research by Building Science Corporation showed that air sealing is at least as important as the R-value of the insulation in a building envelope.
Homes in Britain are among the oldest in Europe, and the cost of heating properties that leak heat is leading to fuel poverty for many residents.
Herein lies an outline for a phenomenal opportunity to turn fortunes 180 degrees through recognizing the Differential Competitive Advantage we have.
Have you ever been startled by a loud bang in you pipes after your fill valve shuts off? This is called water-hammer.
A true testament of STEP Warmfloor’s radiant heating system can be found in their 35,000 sq. ft. headquarters located in St. Louis, Missouri. The staff is proud of their living laboratory.
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As building codes require greater levels of efficiency, the building products industry is responding with innovations that will help make homes greener.
A multifamily rental property in New Jersey will receive an interest rate reduction on its Fannie Mae loan due to LEED certification. Fannie Mae said the the first loan to close with its Multifamily Green Building Certification Pricing Break will...
The combination of homeowners' desire for improvements in their homes and a more stable economy is turning into solid business conditions for home remodelers.
Leave the lights on and you could still save money – if you have the new $5 LED bulb.
The modern Austin farmhouse is in keeping with the city’s “Imagine Austin” development plan and the McMansion ordinance that limits the size and configuration of new homes in central Austin.
Driveways and parking lots can be made significantly eco-friendlier with the installation of permeable systems.
While air pollution gets a lot of attention, the air inside homes may be more dangerous.
With mandates to replace lawns with drought tolerant landscaping, California residents are looking for good alternatives to traditional grass.
To boost home solar power performance, SolarCity and Nest Labs have offered a free Nest Thermostat to 10,000 customers in California.
A flexible “living hinge” provides a more authentic look than a typical one-piece ridge cap for Ply Gem's Engineered Slate line.
Under the new regulations that took effect April 16, 2015, water-heating options for contractors of new and existing homes will vary dramatically.
Buying a green home can be more complicated, so here are some questions you should ask to make the transaction go smoothly.
The JuiceBox Energy system is designed to extend the solar day by supporting self-consumption when rates are highest.
The WER index will offer a rating system for water efficiency similar to the HERS Index for energy efficiency for homes.
The city of Santa Fe has a unique set of needs -- from water scarcity to a challenging geography -- which make installing cellular smart water meters attractive.
Two Elite Care senior living communities using modular construction were certified as LEED Platinum.
Solar power installations represented 32 percent of new electric generating capacity in 2014, boosting overall installed capacity of 20 gigawatts.
As California experiences record drought, the state enacted emergency regulations to help save billions of gallons of water.
Check out the hottest trends that are shaping home design in 2015, from the return of olive green to an obsession with metallic accents.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) honored 128 businesses and organizations in 33 states with the Energy Star’s Partner of the Year award.
The decision to purchase a heat pump, gas furnace or central air conditioner is a significant one—a decision that requires careful thought and research.
One of the hurdles in adoption of green building practices is informing consumers about the long-term benefits of energy-efficient homes.
The U.S. Green Building Council will now recognize energy and water requirements from the Living Building Challenge (the Challenge) green building system within the LEED green building program.
A new hydronic geothermal heat pump features vapor injection technology that delivers more heat more efficiently.
This winter has been one of the harshest on record, and for many communities, the first day of spring didn't bring much relief.
As more energy efficient homes are built, HVAC contractors need guidance in specifying the right system for the home.
The fifth annual CT Zero Energy Challenge featured 11 new homes from across the state exemplifying high-efficiency design that best utilized innovative building techniques and new technology intended to lower energy use to near- or net-zero.
Although our planet is covered with water, only a small percent of it can really be used safely for human consumption.
Surveys indicate that efficiency is among the most-wanted features of home buyers and that builders are responding to this demand.
Homebuyers looking for an affordable green modular home should look for ISO 140001 certification – and there's only one U.S. manufacturer that has it.
Students in a residential energy technology program are using temperature/humidity loggers to scientifically track green building practices.
Check in on the winners of the CertainTeed 2013 Living Spaces Facebook Home Makeover Video Contest, who won a $75,000 exterior transformation of their home.
Homebuyers everywhere are usually faced with the problem of where to buy, when to buy and should they buy a new home or and older one.
One of the roadblocks to valuing high performance homes is to reflect the lower utility costs and durability of a home in the appraisal.
Sacrificing home aesthetics for storm safety is a thing of the past.
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An innovative home performance pilot program is increasing insight into the most cost-effective ways to maximize energy savings in residential new construction.