Vacuuming: You're doing it wrong

Many people who grew up in the 1960s or even later will remember vacuums with big, puffy bags that spewed hundreds of thousands of dust particles back into the air.

Range hood choices

There are many variations of range hoods that you can choose from. In some cases, the layout of the home and kitchen will dictate what type of hood you will have. But in any case, there also stylistic choices that will make your range hood a beautiful part of your kitchen.

How to boost your LEED score using decorative concrete

Learn about five ways you can use decorative concrete to improve both the beauty and sustainability of your next building project

Which is the right flapper for my toilet?

Here is a quick tutorial on types of toilet flappers. The toilet flapper is a rubber mechanism in your toilet that opens to let water out of the toilet tank when you flush and closes to allow it to refill.

Radiant heating systems attract architects and engineers

With no two design projects the same, architects and engineers like the variety of heating elements.

Six solutions for water and energy efficiency

The ACT D’Mand Kontrols® System is a patented and proven re-circulating pump easily installed in a home’s existing plumbing system designed to eliminate running the hot water line for a minute or two to finally get hot water at your faucet.

The Lindal Independent Dealer

The local independent dealer works hard to coordinate your home building materials kit order with the builder – from drawing and approving the plans to scheduling the shipment and delivery from the Lindal headquarters.

Winter home maintenance to get you set for snow

For many homeowners, winter warming costs are the biggest utility expense. When a home is functioning optimally, you can drastically reduce your winter heating costs and mitigate the damaging effects of ice and snow.

Geothermal pays off (literally) for homeowners

Homeowners are always looking for ways to save money. One of the most effective ways to do so is through the use of geothermal heating and cooling systems.

Waiting for hot water is costly and wasteful

Think about this. There are approximately 90 million single-family homes in the US where the hot water faucet is turned on to run a minute or two to finally provide hot water. That amounts to 7,000-10,000 gallons of fresh water per year per home.

HEPA vs. MERV

If you're looking for an air filter for your home, it can get confusing quickly. You'll come across both MERV and HEPA rated filters. It's hard to know which one you might need.

Green planning expertise and knowledge of local regs are critical

The Lindal Cedar Homes independent dealer in your area has been extensively trained with not only construction requirements. He or she has been trained to suggest the latest energy efficient technologies and include...

STEP Warmfloor's radiant heat system a part of the Net Zero Zone at Greenbuild

STEP Warmfloor is proud to be exhibiting and participating with Emerge Alliance in the word’s first net-zero exhibition space at the 2014 Greenbuild International Conference and Expo.

Simple home water conservation practices really add up

Most of us have grown up with “limitless” water. You turn on the faucet and it is always right there. But as we have seen in the drought-stricken SW United States and as far as northern California water has become a critical commodity.

Whole house well water filtration systems

Whole house filters can remove heavy metals like lead and mercury, organic chemicals like herbicides, pesticides and volatile organic chemicals (VOCs) commonly found in agricultural areas where well water systems exist.

What it takes to design and build energy efficient homes

If you are considering building a new Lindal Cedar Home then you have already realized the unique, contemporary design history of Lindal and how your personality and dreams are incorporated in the design.

Be a fan of your kitchen fan

What's the worst room in your house for indoor air pollution? No, it's not the bathroom (I was surprised too).

Top 3 areas to begin your renovation to a greener home

If you are considering making changes in your home, so that your home can become greener, you don't have to spend a lot of money, or make huge changes.

The secret to building success... education!

It’s always a challenge to get people with the right skills doing the right job on your construction site. But investing in education is well worth the time and effort because...

Brick Siding: Helping keep moisture out

To better understand which wall assemblies perform best and remain dry in mixed-humid climates, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development worked with the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Forest Products Laboratory and the Brick Industry Association to conduct a year-long field moisture study.

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