It's cool to conserve energy! Save this summer with these pro tips

It may be late July, but for much of the country there is plenty of warm weather to come, which means that you’ll be relying on your air conditioner to keep it cool.

New STEP® Touch Thermostat provides ease and accurate control of STEP Warmfloor heating systems

Leave it to STEP Warmfloor to design an easy-to-install, classy, new thermostat to seamlessly control any and all STEP systems including...

Green homes grabbing global headlines

With green building predicted to double by 2016, green homes are grabbing headlines with stories of lower energy use and greater comfort.

Balanced ventilation options

If you're building a new high-performance home or updating an existing home, you will likely encounter the need for whole-house ventilation. Homes built to tighter standards require balanced ventilation systems.

How mobile generator monitoring is empowering homeowners

Standby generator manufacturers are constantly designing more technologically advanced backup power systems. These advancements offer a smarter, more valuable product for homeowners — and a more attractive add-on for builders.

The Independent Dealer of Lindal Cedar Homes

A cornerstone to Lindal Cedar Homes is the independent dealer. Lindal prides itself with the network of these highly experienced, highly trained professionals. The independent dealer lives in your region, and knows...

Soccer and sustainability share the spotlight

The FIFA World Cup drew attention all across the globe this Summer, as it has every four years. However, this time, Soccer and Sustainability shared the spotlight. You may not know it, but this was the first World Cup to place a heavy emphasis on green building, construction, and operation.

Slate is the new black in appliances

In the home, gray is more than a shade between black and white. According to the National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA), gray will be the fastest growing color scheme in the kitchen in 2014.

Fluidmaster Flush 'n Sparkle™ Automatically Cleans Your Toilet with Every Flush

Are you bothered by ugly stains in your toilet bowl? Fed up with having to continually scrub your toilet bowl to get it to sparkle? Put down the scrub brush and check out the Fluidmaster Flush 'n Sparkle™.

AEC Daily offers first LEED online course on radiant heating by STEP Warmfloor

STEP Warmfloor® has launched a free, online learning course through AEC Daily to provide architects and builders a better understanding of the radiant heat market, as well as...

How do tankless water heaters work?

Most people in North America currently use a storage tank water heater to provide hot water in their homes. A tankless water heater, on the other hand, does not store hot water. It heats the water by...

Though I walk through the valley of roofing

Valleys are a critical area of any roof. A valley is created where two roof planes join at an inside corner. Everything that lands on the roof uphill from the valley will end up...

Timber frame systems built home slated for UK zero carbon eco town

Timber frame houses built from insulated panels constructed off site and craned into place will form the backbone of the UK's first zero carbon eco town, North West Bicester.

Is carpet getting a bad rap?

When it comes to poor indoor air quality, carpets are often cited as one of the primary offenders. But new studies suggest that well-cleaned ones can actually...

Fluidmaster wins Business of the Year award

Fluidmaster was named 2014 Business of the Year by the San Juan Capistrano Chamber of Commerce at a special awards ceremony.

5 warning signs your solar panels are poorly installed

With a whiplash-inducing growth rate of over 400 percent since 2010, the U.S. solar industry is booming, and there’s no end in sight. This is great news for the environment and the economy, but there is a dark lining to the silver cloud of solar.

Amazing qualities of bamboo and natural bedding

Bamboo is a popular bedding material but not without good reason. There are a number of things about bamboo comforters that make them one of the most popular ones amongst the range of organic bedding available today.

Exteriors showroom inspires and educates homeowners and builders

Homeowners and building professionals have a new place to learn about and become inspired by a vision for their home's exterior.

Controlling against moisture damage for wall sheathing

Moisture can cause many structural problems and create a very unhealthy home for your family when mold and mildew begin to form. Building a home that deals effectively with moisture requires...

Benefits of drinking citrus water

Drinking citrus water such as with lemon has many positive health benefits. It doesn’t require a lot of time, energy or expense, and the results are astounding!

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