With green building predicted to double by 2016, green homes are grabbing headlines with stories of lower energy use and greater comfort.
A cornerstone to Lindal Cedar Homes is the independent dealer. Lindal prides itself with the network of these highly experienced, highly trained professionals. The independent dealer lives in your region, and knows...
Standby generator manufacturers are constantly designing more technologically advanced backup power systems. These advancements offer a smarter, more valuable product for homeowners — and a more attractive add-on for builders.
If you're building a new high-performance home or updating an existing home, you will likely encounter the need for whole-house ventilation. Homes built to tighter standards require balanced ventilation systems.
The FIFA World Cup drew attention all across the globe this Summer, as it has every four years. However, this time, Soccer and Sustainability shared the spotlight. You may not know it, but this was the first World Cup to place a heavy emphasis on green building, construction, and operation.
In the home, gray is more than a shade between black and white. According to the National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA), gray will be the fastest growing color scheme in the kitchen in 2014.
Are you bothered by ugly stains in your toilet bowl? Fed up with having to continually scrub your toilet bowl to get it to sparkle? Put down the scrub brush and check out the Fluidmaster Flush 'n Sparkle™.
STEP Warmfloor® has launched a free, online learning course through AEC Daily to provide architects and builders a better understanding of the radiant heat market, as well as...
Most people in North America currently use a storage tank water heater to provide hot water in their homes. A tankless water heater, on the other hand, does not store hot water. It heats the water by...
Valleys are a critical area of any roof. A valley is created where two roof planes join at an inside corner. Everything that lands on the roof uphill from the valley will end up...
Timber frame houses built from insulated panels constructed off site and craned into place will form the backbone of the UK's first zero carbon eco town, North West Bicester.
When it comes to poor indoor air quality, carpets are often cited as one of the primary offenders. But new studies suggest that well-cleaned ones can actually...
Fluidmaster was named 2014 Business of the Year by the San Juan Capistrano Chamber of Commerce at a special awards ceremony.
With a whiplash-inducing growth rate of over 400 percent since 2010, the U.S. solar industry is booming, and there’s no end in sight. This is great news for the environment and the economy, but there is a dark lining to the silver cloud of solar.
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Bamboo is a popular bedding material but not without good reason. There are a number of things about bamboo comforters that make them one of the most popular ones amongst the range of organic bedding available today.
Ductless mini-split air conditioners are ideal options for homeowners looking for both a heating and cooling capable unit, but for whom a central AC system is not an option due to the infrastructure of the home or the price of installation.
After going through three winters with the geothermal system in his home, homeowner Neal Kelly was pleased with the choice he made.
One of the test homes is the only manufactured home in the nation to qualify for the DOE Challenge Home Program.
As the U.S. Department of Commerce releases the proposed anti-dumping duty on imported solar panels, solar panel makers say that Americans will pay more to generate their own electricity.
The Passive House Planning Package energy modeling software version has been released for the American market in local inch pound units.
To manage solar heat gain through windows, window film offers an ideal solution for architects, building project managers, and business and homeowners who seek to make buildings and homes visually appealing, environmentally friendly and cost efficient. Eastman Chemical Company’s IQue...
You don't want to wait until your air conditioner fails to replace it. It will likely breathe its last wisps of refreshing, chilly air at the beginning of a holiday weekend. One with the hottest day of the year.
Started as part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, the U.S. Department of Energy’s Better Buildings Challenge is a program with a target of cutting energy consumption by 20 percent at businesses across the country over the next 10...
Orange County, Calif., property owners are eligible for a solar incentive program that pays them to go solar. Sullivan Solar Power, a Southern California renewable energy company, is administering a countywide solar incentive program that allows property owners to get...
Think air sealing is only for cold climates? Think again. Experts in New Zealand have found that air sealing is just as important in warm climates where a lack of air sealing leads to uncontrolled heat gain in a home....
Until now, customization and speed to market presented challenges for mass appliance manufacturers like GE Appliances, the parent company of FirstBuild
The Iris smart home solution added an array of smart home devices that give consumers added convenience, safety and efficiency this summer.
Homebuyers near the Sacramento River in California's Delta can choose from three living-space designs in new net-zero home developments. Trilogy by Shea has unveiled eight new floor plans, as well as an entirely new model gallery for attendees to experience...
Many IGUs have the ENERGY STAR designation and as a result, can reduce household energy costs by as much as 15 percent. This can result in saving as much as $500 a year on utility bills.
With performance proven in an award-winning net-zero home, a hybrid solar-geothermal heating and cooling system was awarded a U.S. patent.
Detroit's first occupied shipping container homestead will be constructed of 85 percent scrap materials donated by General Motors.
Today’s high performance homes that incorporate the latest advances in building science and components require a source of fresh air ventilation because the air does not leak through by itself.
You don't have to accept high summer air conditioning costs, even in a Texas heat wave. Controlling your utility bills can be as easy as using a smartphone app.
Casement windows offer some of the best performance for a home's energy efficiency, and a new line of casement delivers replacement options with a warm wood interior.
For building professionals faced with challenging environments, defensive building may the answer to fight decay, insects and mold.
For homebuyers looking for ways to reduce their environmental impact, a new service delivers information on drive times from listed properties to common destinations.
For onsite wastewater treatment options, the Ecoflo Coco Filter offers an all-natural medium option that can be recycled after its useful life.
One way to keep your home at a comfortable temperature without your heating and cooling bills going sky high can be found underground.
Consumers are realizing that buying larger homes requires taking out a larger mortgage and straining the daily budget. Tiny houses are a solution to this problem because they offer budget flexibility and simple, efficient layouts.
Recent research shows multifamily housing often lacks energy efficient features, but some developers are making a difference for low-income families.
In April 2015, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) will put into effect a new energy efficiency standard for residential water heaters that will require all water heaters to be more efficient.
Two refrigerator models from Fishers & Paykey Appliances, earned Energy Star certifications under new tougher requirements.
In hot months, attic ventilation is important for two reasons: 1) it keeps your attic cool by eliminating heat buildup and 2) it prolongs the life of your roof by preventing early failure of roof materials.
Green building is a growing part of the residential construction industry, and Home Innovation Research Labs recognized 30 NGBS Green Partners for their outstanding contributions to advancing green building in their communities.
Fluidmaster was one of 31 companies honored with a Golden Hammer Vendor award at the 2014 National Hardware Show. The company, a manufacturer of toilet and faucet repair parts, was profiled by Home Channel News for its corporate citizenship as...
Filling your home with daylight and fresh air may be simpler than it seems with solar powered, Energy Star rated skylights.
Although consumer confidence in the housing market has trended upward during the recovery, it's less than what's needed to return to "normal" housing levels, according to results from Fannie Mae's June 2014 National Housing Survey.
From window shades to water sprinklers, the Wink home automation platform expanded the set of connected devices to almost 60 products available through The Home Depot
Solar panels are becoming more efficient, with new models exceeding current standards for incentives. LG Electronics' new "MONO X® ACe" solar module, which debuted in July at the InterSolar 2014 trade show, solar module is designed to generate more power...
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To help residents combat the ongoing drought and reduce energy use, 24 additional California communities launched the HERO program that allows homeowners to pay for qualifiying home improvements through their property tax bill.