Sliding doors blend indoor and outdoor living

Homeowners can blend indoor and outdoor living without compromising safety.

New exterior products inspire and educate homeowners

When it comes to improving the outside of the home, personalizing with color
 and design tops the charts on buyers’ most-wanted lists.

Good tasting water does not equal healthy water

Taste does not equate to health or quality. If it did, that would mean McDonalds fries and Oreos are health foods. (We wish.)

Air sealing is easier with upgraded spray sealant

While green building has long emphasized insulation, recent research by Building Science Corporation showed that air sealing is at least as important as the R-value of the insulation in a building envelope.

New home quality mark designed to battle fuel poverty in the UK

Homes in Britain are among the oldest in Europe, and the cost of heating properties that leak heat is leading to fuel poverty for many residents.

A differential competitive advantage for home builders

Herein lies an outline for a phenomenal opportunity to turn fortunes 180 degrees through recognizing the Differential Competitive Advantage we have.

How to eliminate water hammer noise after flushing a toilet

Have you ever been startled by a loud bang in you pipes after your fill valve shuts off? This is called water-hammer.

STEP Warmfloor® practices what they preach

A true testament of STEP Warmfloor’s radiant heating system can be found in their 35,000 sq. ft. headquarters located in St. Louis, Missouri. The staff is proud of their living laboratory.

Hydrojet® Total Performance System Reduces Sediment Build-Up in Water Heater Tanks

The Hydrojet® Total Performance System is a cold-water inlet tube that was especially engineered to reduce costly sediment buildup in water heater tanks and create more thorough mixing of incoming water with stored water. It’s standard equipment on all Bradford White top connect residential water heaters.

Green building Q&A: plastics industry delivers energy efficiency innovations

As building codes require greater levels of efficiency, the building products industry is responding with innovations that will help make homes greener.

On-call recirculation pumps combat water waste and deliver hot water quickly

With water restrictions in force in California and elsewhere, water recirculation pumps are an easy way to save water.

Radiant floor heating with the benefits of geothermal

This winter, most people strolled across chilly floors, though their homes were mostly warm and comfortable. A number of homeowners with radiant floor heating enjoyed floors that were as warm as the air.

Radiant barrier myths and facts

Attics heat up when the sun’s radiant energy heats the shingles and the heat is transferred to the interior attic space through the roofing materials via conduction.

Zehnder ERV makes life more comfortable in the Proud Green Home of St. Louis

Starting with the architectural design, the Proud Green Home of St. Louis reflects the desire for a high level of indoor air quality, as well as energy efficiency and an inviting refuge for the family.

Take small steps to cleaner indoor air

Did you know that indoor air can be more than twice as much as polluted as outdoor air?

GREENGUARD certification alleviates SPF indoor air quality concerns

GREENGUARD-certified SPF products are a more environmentally conscious option for insulating and air sealing the home.

Tips for going green in your backyard

If you are looking for ways to have the amazing backyard you have always wanted yet still want to keep it “green,” then you’ll want to read on.

Foam window bucks deliver ICF construction for the whole wall

An ICF building project that uses traditional lumber for door and window openings won't deliver all the benefits that it could.

Innovative clips ensure ICF wall integrity

One of the keys to a successful insulated concrete form project is to end up with straight and true walls, and one manufacturer has addressed that problem.

Prepare for bad weather with a concrete form storm shelter kit

With severe storms becoming more common in many parts of the country, an easy-to-build concrete form storm shelter can provide peace of mind - and safety.

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