Geothermal efficiency is most evident in cold weather

Old Man Winter has gripped most of the nation with frigid temperatures and a heaping of snowfall. However, those benefitting from the consistency of a geothermal system, their heating costs have been as low as any other month of the year.

Recognition and certifications of hot water saving device provides homeowners confidence

It is comforting for homeowners to see a comprehensive list of recognition and certifications a device acquires from industry leaders and government agencies.

Selective filtration versus reverse osmosis water filtration

With many water filtration options available to consumers it is difficult to make a right decision for your personal home use. One that has become popular through extensive marketing is reverse osmosis filtration.

Three Lindal Cedar Homes provide amazing options backed with structural integrity

The Post and Beam style is what Lindal Cedar Homes built its reputation on, providing an open, airy interior, expansive glass and easy flow from room to room.

Hi-tech options boost daylighting alternatives

Although homeowners might be intrigued by high-tech devices, they're ultimately looking for daylighting solutions that bring more comfort to their home.

Stone wool insulation delivers sustainability and resiliency

Stone wool insulation offers a combination of sustainability in production in the built environment as well as a high level of resiliency.

Why you need an attic fan in winter

Most homeowners buy attic fans in the summer. That’s when they’re most concerned about venting hot air before it can build up and overheat their homes. But here’s a fact many people don’t know: attic fans are just as important, if not more so, in the winter.

Standby generator installation checklist

Once a homeowner decides that they want to purchase a standby generator system to provide reliable backup power to the home in the event of a power outage, installation of that system can raise numerous questions for the homeowner.

A superior subfloor for the Proud Green Home of St Louis

Along with the walls and framing, a very important element in a high performance home is the subfloor system and the sheathing used.

Fight wildfire season

As California, Colorado, Arizona and other western states approach the end of the 2014 wildfire season, higher fire risk looks to be a fact of life.

Use daylighting in your home without the heat gain

Using daylight in your home is a great way to cut down on your electricity bill, but this can be offset by solar heat gain.

LEED v4 puts emphasis on life cycle assessment of building products

As LEED v4 goes into effect, builders and consultants will have to incorporate the additional focus on materials credits for the environmental impact of products that go into a building.

TOTO launches app to calculate returns on green product investments

A new app from TOTO provides consumers and professionals with the ability to calculate their green product purchases' return on investment and return on environment in a matter of minutes.

How do I reduce airborne allergens in my home?

The air inside of your home may be as much as five times more polluted than the air outside, posing serious health risks. Danny Lipford, Home Improvement Expert, explains the importance of proper ventilation. A balanced ventilation system equalizes air pressure and removes stale air from your home.

Deep green remodel relies on mini splits for comfort and energy savings

When TV design stars Cortney and Bob Novogratz tackled the renovation Los Angeles-area bungalow, heating and cooling were on the top of the list.

Code compliance drives home ventilation performance

As building codes evolve to require verified performance, it's becoming more important for homebuilders and contractors to understand ventilation design so they can avoid costly mistakes.

Intro to heat pump hot water systems

These pumps are able to extract energy from the surrounding air and transfer it to the water in the tank.

Ductless mini-split heat pumps

These are an excellent choice as a retrofit to older homes which have non-ducted heating systems. These include homes with hydrontic heating systems, space heaters or radiant panel heaters.

Moisture management ensures durability for Proud Green Home of St. Louis

Air and water will find their way into any building. But smart builders provide a path that reduces the opportunity for damage to the other parts of the structure.

What is poly-ash?

Ideal for exterior trim and siding applications, the poly-ash structure consists of more than 70 percent recycled or rapidly renewable materials...

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