Wash harsh detergents out of your laundry routine

A new industrial-strength laundry device cleans better than detergent and eliminates potentially irritating chemicals. Michael Munsterman, president of Wash It, was looking for a better way to do laundry and found that commercial ozone machines were able to remove infectious...

New software simplifies residential solar installation

It's getting easier to add solar photovoltaic power to a home with a new software platform that enables participating installers to manage every aspect of a homeowner's solar system.

Water treatment devices certified under new standards for emerging contaminants

For the first time, water treatment devices have been certified for effectiveness in reducing trace levels of contaminants in drinking water.

New Oregon construction energy standards will pay off for builders and homeowners

New construction energy standards for Oregon went into effect July 1, 2014 and far exceed the building requirements of the last decade.

New map leads to resources for UK water-source heat pumps

A new map from the United Kingdom's energy department shows areas where water-source heat pumps would be most feasible.

Demand for protected lumber soaring as builders seek safer products

Builders looking for products that protect against mold, termites and decay and reduce call backs are starting with the lumber. Eco Building Products, Inc. is treating dimensional framing lumber and panel products from Bridgewell Resources that will be used in...

Hurricane anniversary brings reminder of Fortified Homes

The 22nd anniversary of Hurricane Andrew on August 24 provides a sobering reminder of the destructive power of hurricanes and the damage they can do to communities.

Systems built homes offering features for downsizing retirees

As more baby boomers enter into retirement, many are looking to downsize their living situations as their children leave the nest.


Test finds solar panels that handle tough environmental conditions

A series of tests found the solar modules that exceed standards for performance in challenging environmental conditions.

Labor unions gear up for Net Zero building

California electrical workers will be trained to support energy efficiency, renewable energy and smart grid technologies in the Net Zero Plus Electrical Training Institute in Los Angeles.

Metal roofing delivers traditional looks with sustainability built in

For the look of traditional shingles with the durability of metal roofing, aluminum metal roofing is gaining in popularity among homeowners and builders.

Don't overlook the dryer vent for energy efficiency gains

An overlooked home flaw could be costing homeowners money, and add to the time they spend on household chores.

Check out the latest hot home building products

The PCBC show honored homebuilding's latest and greatest products with the Parade of Products Awards.

Building groups collaborate on green construction code and LEED

Leading building industry groups have agreed to coordinate development of the International Green Construction Code and LEED to offer a comprehensive system of regulatory and voluntary leadership tools for jurisdictions.

5 easy steps to better air quality in your home

Most of us spend the majority of our time indoors. Ironically, that's where allergens, mold and other irritants are most at home.

Use these tips to make your water heater last longer

People clean their counters, they empty the trash, and scrub the tub, but what about their water heaters? Most people don’t give them a second thought.

Cost effective green building starts with energy efficient windows

To understand much of what makes a green home so efficient, look no further than its windows.

Use these secrets to save money on lighting for your home

Lighting comprises about 14 percent of the electrical use of your home according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration. So spending a few bucks to reduce your lighting costs can pay off in the long run. Here are a few tips and tricks to help cut your utility costs.

Renovation of historic homestead includes geothermal system

A top-down renovation of an 1867 Wisconsin homestead incorporated a ground-up geothermal heating system that relies on steady temperatures just beneath the earth’s surface to provide energy-efficient heating and cooling to the home, while preserving its historic charm.

Micro kitchen designs ready for tiny houses

Five kitchen designs submitted by individuals from four countries were selected by a panel of judges in the FirstBuild Micro-Kitchen Challenge to create a fully functioning kitchen design in a small footprint.

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