ACT D'MANDS hot water recirculating pump provides instant gratification

If you are like most people you turn on the hot water faucet and wait…. and wait. In a minute or two you finally start to feel some warmth and eventually the hot water you ordered arrives.

Eco Defensive Partner Certification Program Overview

When a homeowner is dissatisfied with the home it can often lead to expensive litigation and insurance claims. Builders want to deliver a product that delight their customers, so learning how to reduce the risk of mold and other problems can help builders do just that.

Maintenance-free snow melt system for walkways and driveways is cost effective

Probably millions of us have stopped for a breath while shoveling snow thinking, there has got to be a better way. Thanks to the folks at STEP Warmfloor there now is a better way to rid your driveway and walkways form accumulating snow.

Lindal Cedar Homes structural engineering delivers strength, efficiency with less material

Lindal’s higher quality materials have been engineered over the decades to provide maximum efficiency and cost-effective maintenance over the lifetime of the home.

Geothermal used in home that will serve as model for future building in Michigan

The community of Flint teamed with the local university to refurbish an aging home east of downtown. The product of a five-year partnership, the structure is being used as a special house for students and the city.

Insulation surrounds the building envelope for the Proud Green Home of St Louis

Builder Kim Hibbs, president of Hibbs Homes, reviews the role that insulation from Dow Building Solutions will play in the energy-efficiency of the home.

Fukushima radiation: You have bigger worries

Recent headlines concerning the Ebola crisis and radiation from the stricken nuclear power plant in Fukushima evidence the “if it bleeds, it leads” mentality that governs so many editorial decisions.

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.

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