STEP Warmfloor® radiant heating installs easily in new construction

Installers of STEP Warmfloor electric radiant heating elements across the United States and all parts of the world marvel at the ease of installing the radiant heating elements.

Engineered slate roof offers performance and sustainable production

With a spike in consumer awareness about green construction materials, using engineered roofing and accessories made from recycled materials can set up a builder for success.

Seattle Modern Homes on parade

Some of Seattle's top modern homes will be open for touring for a limited time on May 2, 2015, but if you can't make it, get a glimpse here.

Radiant heat is more than spot heating

Homeowners sometimes think of radiant heating as something that is only good for a warm bathroom or kitchen floor, not realizing it is a highly efficient primary heating solution for an entire home or commercial application.

What is the maximum moisture content for wet wall sheathing?

A builder recently had a question about a project where the wall sheathing was allowed to get wet. They wanted to know what the maximum moisture content should be before closing the walls back up.

Geothermal provides consistent comfort as the seasons change

In this period of climate transition, homeowners will enjoy lower energy bills as their heating and air units aren’t working as hard to condition air against extreme cold conditions outside.

Window designs deliver energy efficiency and durability

Green projects, like energy efficient window replacement, are expected to double over the next five years.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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