Geothermal gains ground in residential construction

Enthusiasm for geothermal heating and cooling is gaining ground among builders, contractors and homebuyers alike.

Manufacturer support is the key to geothermal success for contractors

Designing and installing a geothermal system requires a new set of skills from HVAC contractors.

Colgate Super Bowl ad focuses on saving water instead of pushing toothpaste (video)

Everyone can take small steps to reduce water use, usually with only a few small changes to daily habits.

Contractors can tap manufacturers to add geothermal to their tool kit

With a growing interest in comfortable home heating, builders and contractors can add geothermal heating and cooling to their offerings for demanding homebuyers.

New Hampshire home contains dynamic energy efficiency features under one roof

When Norbert and Robin where envisioning a retirement home, they aspired to live in a high-performance home, powered by renewable energy. This would help protect them from unpredictable energy costs in the future.

Contractors should find the best partners for geothermal heating and cooling success

The secret to a building professional's success is finding the right partners for geothermal heating and cooling systems.

S.O.S.-Save Our Septic® Volume 17: Out of Sight, Top of Mind

Trickling filter systems sometimes bring high maintenance, high energy bills, and a mess in homeowners’ yards.

Subfloor adhesive reduces squeaks and boosts durability

Residential builders and remodelers who have experienced the pain of job delays or callbacks for squeaky subfloors will soon have access to a combination of subfloor products to combat squeaks.

Foundation insulation strategies reduce moisture movement and energy loss

Home insulation strategies should include protecting below-grade walls and foundations from potential moisture damage and energy loss.

Continuous wall insulation fights off moisture and energy loss

By including continuous exterior insulation in a wall assembly, builders can deliver a better performing home.

Test homes reveal the secrets of high performance construction

12 test homes are revealing some of the secrets behind the best wall systems.

Efficient HVAC products 'the way it has to be' (video)

ASHRAE's Max Sherman says consumers focused on sustainability are helping push developers and manufacturers to generate solutions that have less environmental impact.

New American Home features whole-home water filtration solutions

The National Association of Home Builders’ 2016 New American Home features a whole-home water filtration system from Environmental Water Systems.

Fight water safety problems with whole-home water filtration

With water quality making headlines across the country, there's reason for people to be concerned about the safety of their drinking water.

Undercounter water filters are a better alternative to bottled water

The bottled water trend costs people money, and doesn't deliver better water.

Super efficient homes vs. code built homes

When building a new home, design and material selection greatly impact the operating costs for decades. Is it financially savvy to construct a super efficient home over a code-built home because of the reduction in operating costs?

Know your water heater numbers

It can be confusing to shop for a water heater. Most people want the most efficient unit, but don't want to pay more than they have to. So here are some things to keep in mind when you're looking for a water heater.

A peek at the future of HVAC, refrigeration (video)

Consumer care of indoor air quality and indoor health will drive the development of HVAC and refrigeration products that are more efficient and sustainable.

Wall assembly designed to boost insulation using traditional techniques

The Extended Plate and Beam design features innovative framing techniques, exterior rigid foam and weatherization products.

Breathe easier with new central vacuum technology

New technology makes central vacuum cleaners an even more powerful tool in the fight for indoor air quality.

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