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Boral brick showcased in Proud Green Home of Louisville

Built with sustainability and longevity in mind, the Proud Green Home of Louisville was wrapped with a brick exterior that also fits with its Italianate design.

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Homebuilding harmony and your architect

When my wife and I started sharing our journey to build an eco-friendly home we said our intent was to achieve a balance between comfort and being environmentally friendly. We’ve had to make decisions about how much to alter the land to accommodate our eco-friendly home.

Award-winning builder sells the value of high performance homes

Many green homebuilders face the challenge of convincing buyers of the value of high performance.

Community destroyed by wind now using wind to power it

It was the most intense tornado season the region had seen in 50 years and the city of Greensburg, Kansas, saw the worst of it.

Look at ICF total cost for wall construction decisions

The growth of insulated concrete form construction for both walls and foundations reflects homebuilders' interest in delivering greater value to homebuyers while keeping construction costs in check.

Solar energy storage boosts uses of onsite energy in Hawaii

Residential solar energy customers can take more control of their energy sources.

Why Your Home Needs Controlled Lighting

Four reasons why using controlled lighting is a smart move for any homeowner.

New Compact Horizontal Packaged Geothermal System Fits Small Footprint Locations

A new compact horizontal geothermal/water source heat pump is designed for a small footprint in retrofit and new applications.

Balanced ventilation system brings fresh air to new and existing homes

High humidity levels can encourage mold growth, and indoor pollutant levels are commonly two to five times higher than outdoors, compromising health.

Wildfire Preparedness: Reducing risks to your home

Drought has placed many areas at risk of wild fires. The International Association of Fire Chiefs have set out a wildfire preparedness guide called Ready, Set, Go which covers emergency preparedness before, during and after a wildfire.

Energy efficient appliances & windows feature in Net Zero manufactured home

The energy performance of a manufactured home will be monitored in a demonstration project to encourage the development of more efficient, sustainable and affordable housing.

How important is the warranty in choosing a water heater?

Depending on the brand, warranty coverage for water heaters can run three to 12 years, and may cover varying levels of parts and labor expenses.

Can Lighting: The Good, The Bad & The Funky

Today many homes have a type of lighting fixture called recessed can lighting. While these can be a great accessory for your home and are often used to purpose light into an area without being seen, they can also add...

Survey: spending is on the rise for kitchen and bath renovations

The average spend on kitchen and master bath remodeling projects in 2015 increased by 12 percent year over year.

Max Flow filtration system will part of Rebuilding Together's veteran's home donation

The donation of this NextGen modular home is part of the mission of Rebuilding Together Valley of the Sun to provide a brand new home to a veteran in need.

The planning stage is about possibilities and preferences

As you look at lots to build your eco-friendly home on, there are at least five practical things to consider as well as your personal preferences.

Green Gab Podcast | The art of the science

Gabbing a little science – building science, that is. This episode shares how Building Science brings another perspective to home improvement and can lead to a better overall outcome for the health and comfort of the residents of the home.


EEBA Legends Interview: John Tooley

The 2016 EEBA Excellence in Building Conference & Expo will feature EEBA Legend Lectures.

How to use your refrigerator in the most efficient way

Over the last 45 years, appliance manufacturers have succeeded in reducing the energy consumption of the average household refrigerator by 75 percent.

Resilient and Fortified homes gain storm protection with ICFs

The housing industry is beginning to understanding that homes must be built stronger to save lives and break the cycle of devastation.

Timber frame home reaches net zero with solar panels

The CreekSide Net Zero Home was featured in the Pro Tour in Central New York, featuring a hybrid timber frame design.

Remote monitoring improves water heater performance

Many commercial facilities managers are tapping into the power of remote monitoring to improve water heater performance.

Texas homebuilder makes commitment to LEED for Homes (video)

There’s green and then there’s LEED. Frankel Building Group has committed to building to LEED for Homes standards.

Seven energy saving upgrades for an eco-friendly home

If you want to reduce your carbon footprint and save money on your energy bills, a great place to start is by looking at upgrading your home.

ERV ensures indoor air quality in high performance home

High performance design incorporates fresh air flow for comfort, indoor air quality, and efficiency.

Sign up now for the next EEBA 2016 Houses that Work session

Based on years of field research from the US Department of Energy's Building America Program, Houses That Work™ delivers education based on that experience for improved building performance and increased profitability.

Energy savings goes mobile

When I enter into conversations about home energy savings, I've got to admit, I'm almost always thinking about traditional stick-built houses. But lots of Americans live in mobile homes - nearly ten million to be exact.

Give your old deck a new lease on life

If your deck is looking old and tired, you don’t necessarily have to settle for a new one. You can give your old deck a facelift and get a few years out of it with these deck renovation tips.

Radiant heat in a houseboat

Houseboats are very popular and can be seen on most canals in Amsterdam. Electro Plastics was asked to offer a heating system for one of these houseboats. Drawings and specifications of the houseboat were given to Electro Plastics and, as total heating was requested, a heat loss calculation and layout were made.

Get great painting ideas from room makeover contest winners (video)

When it comes to home décor, one of the easiest ways to update a room is with a fresh coat of paint.

How big of a water heater do I need?

If you're looking for a tank or storage water heater, the critical number is the first hour rating. It will be listed on the water heater and on the yellow Department of Energy EnergyGuide tag on most standard tank water heaters.

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Aeroseal Key to $37,000 Annual Energy Savings for New Jersey High-Rise

Energy auditors specify the use of Aeroseal to increase energy efficiency and reduce duct leakage by up to 95% in 23-story apartment building.

Type: Case Study

Sponsor: Aeroseal




Transform Your Outdoor Living Space with Sustainable, Low Maintenance Fencing and Stone Veneer

When choosing products for the exterior of your home, it's always good to consider maintenance and durability as well as the beauty of what you choose. Stone veneers offer the beauty of natural stone with low maintenance requirements, and less environmental impact during manufacturing. This white paper explores some of the benefits of stone veneer.

Type: White Paper

Sponsor: Ply Gem




Connecticut Family Enjoys Lower Energy Bills, Improved Comfort After Aerosealing Their Ductwork

A Connecticut homeowner had heard that effectively sealing the ductwork of his home could reduce his home energy bill but he had no idea that it would turn out to be the best financial investment he made in years.

Type: Case Study

Sponsor: Aeroseal




City of Prescott Poised to Save Thousands in Monthly Energy Costs Through Trial Using Aeroseal

It began when a couple of city managers applied utility rebates towards the cost of having the ductwork of their homes sealed. When they noticed a substantial energy savings and improvement in heating and cooling efficiency, they commissioned a couple of trial duct sealing projects for two city-owned commercial buildings.

Type: Case Study

Sponsor: Aeroseal


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