Hot new products: International Builders' Show preview

The focus of the residential and commercial building industry once again turns toward Las Vegas for the 2015 International Builders Show.

Should you invest in home solar power instead of the stock market?

In 50 of America's largest cities, a home solar power system offers a better return on the stock market.

Smart thermostat market doubled in 2014

As more homeowners and building professionals come to understand the value of a smart thermostat, the market is expected to soar in the U.S. and Europe.

Tired of the cold? Find out how cozy is your city

As temperatures plummet, many Americans will be looking for ways to stay comfortable and warm this winter, but not all U.S. cities were created equal when it comes to their cozy factor.

Get ready for new water heater regulations

Starting April 16, 2015, new regulations go into effect for residential water heaters that influence how they are manufactured and installed.

Will you pay more for home with a green certification?

In multiple studies across the U.S., homebuyers paid 10% to 14% more for homes with green certifications over comparable homes.

Stop drafts and save on home energy bills this winter

Imagine leaving the windows open all winter long - the energy loss, cold drafts and wasted energy. Overlooked holes in the home can have the same effect

EPA recommends radon testing in January

Buying or building a new home? EPA recommends including radon testing as part of any real estate transactions and consider having your newly constructed home built with radon resistant features.

Is a smart thermostat right for your home?

Homes are getting smarter these days, and one way to get plugged in is with a smart thermostat.

Connected appliances help manage life on the go

Now it's easier to be productive with your phone and home appliances as well as crushing candies.

Avoid water leaks with new tools to detect and shut off broken pipes

Pipes seem to break at the worst possible time, when no one is home, usually during the winter when freezing temps strain plumbing systems.

Smart appliances with a conscience

As homes and appliances get smarter, consumers will still want a human touch to influence technology.

Top five plumbing news stories of 2014

From the toilets at Sochi to former Mayor Bloomberg’s pro-plumber sentiment, it’s safe to say the year was “flush” with interesting toilet talk.

Oklahoma residential development features geothermal heat pumps

The 46-home Avondale residential development project in Moore, Oklahoma, will feature geothermal-based heating and cooling in all the homes.

Survey: remodelers gearing up for more work in 2015

A new survey shows home improvement contractors are optimistic about business in the coming year, with homeowners willing to spend more money.

Make the right choice for LED lights in the new year

Choosing a light bulb can be a big decision these days. Fortunately, it's easier to find affordable LED lighting for your home, but there are still choices to make.

Top 10 blog posts for 2014

Take a look at the Top 10 blog posts for 2014 on ProudGreenHome.com.

BPI home energy audit system published as ANSI standard

Home energy auditing has a new science based standard for evaluating detached single-family dwellings and townhouses that supports the U.S. Department of Energy's Home Energy Score.

A guide to money-wise & green home renovations

Did you know that one of the best ways to make your home insulated and "green" is to get your garage door up to snuff?

How much solar power could your home generate?

As prices continue to fall for residential solar installations, there's still the question of whether a particular home site could generate enough power for an investment in solar panels to pay off.

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