Ductless heat pump systems offer design and installation flexibility

Ductless HVAC systems offer flexibility in design and installation for homeowners and building professionals, while delivering energy efficiency.

Prepare for National Geothermal Day

Geothermal heating and cooling is the most efficient, earth-friendly and economical comfort technology in the world. Now there's a day to celebrate it.

Zero Energy Ready Homes can generate electricity at home to slash utility bills

As net zero energy homes become more mainstream, homeowners are looking for ways to generate electricity at home.

Vinyl siding delivers the look of cedar without the upkeep

Everyone loves the natural beauty, warmth, and charm of real cedar siding on homes, but they don’t love the constant upkeep.

Green premium: insurance discounts for green build

Not only are green buildings healthier, productivity lifters, and worth more money, the insurance industry confirms that they’re better insurance risks.

Students get an inside look at high performance home building

The next generation of building professionals toured a new high performance home to learn about technology and design.

Connected home systems give homeowners greater climate control

As the Internet of Things crosses into homes, homeowners can have greater control over their home climates from the palm of their hand.

5 strategies to improve indoor air quality

Given that the air in our homes and buildings is up to 5 times as polluted as outdoor air, and people spend about 90 percent of their times indoors, it makes sense to look at ways to make indoor air healthier.

Water, energy, and the potential to save billions

The entire process of getting hot water through a house from a centralized water heater and the associated plumbing consumes a substantial amount of water and energy.

Variable speed units boost HVAC efficiency

Variable speed units are one of the ways heating and cooling system manufacturers are winning the energy efficiency race.

5 ways to make the air in your home healthier

Most people spend about 90 percent of their time indoors exposed to potential sources of pollution than can lead to discomfort and illness.

4 benefits of green home remodeling

Green remodeling is a hot topic in the housing market. Green homes tend to sell well, and many sellers are considering the value of using green practices and technologies to make improvements to their current homes.

Green landscape design tips for beginners

A beautifully landscaped yard can up the value of your property and gives you a reason to spend time outdoors surrounded by nature; great for mind, body and soul.

DOE Zero Energy Ready Homes adds value to high performance model home

A model home for a golf course community in Pennsylvania exceeds DOE Zero Energy Ready Home requirements, delivering long-term value for its new owners.

California jurisdictions launch HERO Program to conserve water and energy

HERO financing enables homeowners to make energy- and water-efficiency improvements and pay for them through their property tax bill.

4 Foolproof Tips for Home Energy Savings That Add Up

When it comes to home energy savings, electricity is the one that typically costs us the most. It’s also the easiest to cut back on to save money on your bill and reduce your impact on the planet.

How to choose the right range hood

If you're in the market for a range hood, it can be confusing. There are so many different types and styles on the market. And every manufacturer makes claims about how it will perform. It's tough to sort through all the information.

Foam insulation panels help seal buildings against moisture

It's a matter of when, not if, water will get behind the exterior cladding.

Roofing contractors can expand markets with solar installation certification

With solar energy becoming more mainstream in many parts of the U.S., roofing contractors who add photovoltaic installation to their services can greatly expand in their markets.

President Obama introduces executive order that will increase amount of renewable resources

Geothermal heat pumps were the options highlighted in President Obama’s recent executive order titled “Planning for Federal Sustainability in the Next Decade.”

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