The combination of products from several companies focused on efficiency – Dow Building Solutions among them – has helped a Michigan builder earn a prestigious award.
Just in case you haven't heard, starting April 16, 2015, water heaters sold in the U.S. will have to meet new efficiency regulations.
If you have an older home with the original equipment range hood, you'll be surprised at how quiet new models can be. Fans get louder over time as components wear, and new technology has dramatically cut the noise levels.
Oklahoma-based builder McAlister Construction Inc.'s residential development project will exclusively feature geothermal-based heating and cooling.
The best way to find indoor air pollution is to keep contaminants from entering the home in the first place. That's called source control. But next best thing you can do is to have appropriate ventilation to exhaust the polluted...
There's another approach to high performance homes gaining ground called "Active House". This standard incorporates heating and cooling, and the standard makes it easier to incorporate larger windows and skylights into the design, and make up the loss of insulating power with larger heating and cooling capacity.
Whether you are a professional roofer or a DIY enthusiast building a garden shed, here are a few simple steps to reduce call backs and ensure a quality roof that will last for years.
Here are some things that you can do to keep your garden healthy, green and free of chemicals.
For home that blurs the line between indoor and outdoor living, folding glass walls create an easy-to-use solution that can fit into any style.
The shell of a building is its protective shield, or armor, if you will. Sometimes, that armor develops chinks that can leave the interior vulnerable to air leaks and moisture.
Like any thing else you buy for your kitchen, the more you pay the better performance and features you'll find. Your range hood is no different. We'll look at some of the latest innovations and gadgets in the market today.
A high performance home that incorporates three of the top green building certifications generates more energy than it uses.
The roofing industry continues to see rooftops used as platforms for roof-mounted photovoltaic (PV) systems and this is especially true in residential construction
As smart home technology matures, more products are coming to market that put homeowners in control of lights, appliances and home comfort.
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Instead of promising yourself to cut back on the caffeine, eat better or exercise more, maybe this is the year to make a New Year’s resolution for your home rather than for yourself.
The focus of the residential and commercial building industry once again turns toward Las Vegas for the 2015 International Builders Show.
In 50 of America's largest cities, a home solar power system offers a better return on the stock market.
As more homeowners and building professionals come to understand the value of a smart thermostat, the market is expected to soar in the U.S. and Europe.
As temperatures plummet, many Americans will be looking for ways to stay comfortable and warm this winter, but not all U.S. cities were created equal when it comes to their cozy factor.
Starting April 16, 2015, new regulations go into effect for residential water heaters that influence how they are manufactured and installed.
In multiple studies across the U.S., homebuyers paid 10% to 14% more for homes with green certifications over comparable homes.
Imagine leaving the windows open all winter long - the energy loss, cold drafts and wasted energy. Overlooked holes in the home can have the same effect
Buying or building a new home? EPA recommends including radon testing as part of any real estate transactions and consider having your newly constructed home built with radon resistant features.
Homes are getting smarter these days, and one way to get plugged in is with a smart thermostat.
Now it's easier to be productive with your phone and home appliances as well as crushing candies.
Pipes seem to break at the worst possible time, when no one is home, usually during the winter when freezing temps strain plumbing systems.
As homes and appliances get smarter, consumers will still want a human touch to influence technology.
From the toilets at Sochi to former Mayor Bloomberg’s pro-plumber sentiment, it’s safe to say the year was “flush” with interesting toilet talk.
The 46-home Avondale residential development project in Moore, Oklahoma, will feature geothermal-based heating and cooling in all the homes.
A new survey shows home improvement contractors are optimistic about business in the coming year, with homeowners willing to spend more money.
Choosing a light bulb can be a big decision these days. Fortunately, it's easier to find affordable LED lighting for your home, but there are still choices to make.
Take a look at the Top 10 blog posts for 2014 on ProudGreenHome.com.
Home energy auditing has a new science based standard for evaluating detached single-family dwellings and townhouses that supports the U.S. Department of Energy's Home Energy Score.
Did you know that one of the best ways to make your home insulated and "green" is to get your garage door up to snuff?
As prices continue to fall for residential solar installations, there's still the question of whether a particular home site could generate enough power for an investment in solar panels to pay off.
While everyone knows that a heating and cooling system is one of the biggest energy users in the home, the reason why that's so may surprise you.
Athletes track their performance to get better, so why not do the same thing for your home?
Whether you’re planning to buy a new home or sell your current one, getting a mold inspection done and finding a green solution, is vitally important. The presence of active mold can negatively affect the resale value of any property.
It’s not too late to inspect your home for energy faux pas that could be costing you plenty.
Perfectly suited to celebrate a mid-decade year that's poised for revitalization, Coral Reef is Sherwin-Williams Color of the Year 2015.
In a warm climate, outdoor living spaces can be come uncomfortably warm in the summer heat.
A Christmas display with 100,000 lights now uses solar power to spread holiday cheer for the neighborhood.
A tankless or on-demand water heater is a great way to save energy and have endless hot water, but homeowners used to have to understand how they worked.
If you’re putting more cash into your existing heating system with regular repairs and rising energy bills, it’s likely time to upgrade your system. An older, less efficient heating system is often the culprit behind high energy bills. By replacing...
Most people waste a lot of water in the shower and don't realize how much energy it takes to move and heat that water that goes down the drain.
Scientists at Stanford have developed a passive radiator system that lowers the temperature of anything it's placed on.
While 60 percent of homeowners rate their homes as “healthy,” more than one in four are uncertain of major health hazards both indoors and outside of their homes.
As Habitat for Humanity and other affordable homebuilders look for ways to go green and stay on budget, a new concrete wall system could be the answer.
Keep an eye out for gray taking the spotlight as the color of choice in 2015 as homeowners remodel and upgrade their homes.
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Apartment buildings in Chicago will be eligible for energy-efficiency improvements designed to save energy and cut costs for building owners and tenants.