What types of floor work with underfloor radiant heating?

As you choose the underfloor heating system that is right for your home and budget, you will no doubt, be considering what top layer of floor to opt for.

Spotlight on the financial benefits of green homes

At the Climate group's blog, Katie Weeks, Director of Communications at the Institute for Market Transformation (IMT), talked about the business case for green homes. The IMT is a Washington, D.C.-based non-profit organization promoting energy efficiency, green building and environmental...

Survey says homeowners are looking for healthier homes

A majority of Americans say having a healthy home is important to them (98 percent), and define such a space as one that has a calming atmosphere (91 percent), is energy efficient (93 percent) and is filled with natural light...

LG highlights innovative HVAC solutions at AIA expo

As a featured exhibitor at the American Institute of Architects’ AIA Expo 2016, LG Electronics USA showcased how new, upgraded HVAC software, systems and controls are providing architects, engineers and contractors increased versatility for commercial and residential projects. LG, a...

San Francisco rooftop solar ordinance makes solar power mandatory on many buildings

San Francisco’s decision to require solar panels on all new buildings starting in 2017 is more evidence of the growing role of rooftop solar in commercial real estate. Passed on April 19 by the San Francisco Board of Supervisors, the...

Are you ready to flip your fridge?

The refrigerator is one of the biggest consumers of electricity in a home, so Energy Star is encouraging consumers to get a new efficient appliance. So Energy Star Partner of the Year LG Electronics USA is encouraging consumers to "Flip...

WELL label designates water efficient products

In the era of smart homes with private spas, consumers, designers and tradespeople are interested in products offering the greatest level of comfort and convenience and yet lowest possible energy consumption. In the future, these and other relevant product features...

New ductless heat pump operates down to 22 below (video)

In the past few years, many ductless heat pumps have been designed to handle temperature extremes. Carrier released a new line of mid-tier single-zone ductless outdoor units that offer stronger performance in extreme temperatures as well as increased energy efficiency....

Taco awarded Department of Commerce E Award for Exports

Caption: John Hazen White, Jr., Chairman and CEO of Taco Comfort Solutions holds the U.S. Department of Commerce “E” Award at Monday’s ceremony in Washington, D.C.

Exploring the environmental benefits of home automation

The many technological conveniences of the modern home put a variety of options at our fingertips. However, they can also use a great deal of energy.

Benefits of cool metal roofing for high performance homes

Summer temperatures will be here  before you know it. But you don't have to  let your electricity bill give you sticker shock; keep your home cool with cool metal roofing. A cool metal roof is an essential component of an energy-efficient home.

Top tips for tackling spring yard work

We take pride in our manicured lawns, but often begrudge the time it takes away from living our lives.

Flooring options certified asthma and allergy friendly

For builders and homeowners looking for products that contribute to better indoor air quality, there are new options for vinyl floors. Tarkett announced their Acczent and Ruby heterogeneous flooring products are now CERTIFIED asthma & allergy friendly by the Asthma...

Calculate the ROI for solar investments on your home (worksheet)

Calculating your potential return on investment from solar panels makes your purchasing decision easier. Use this Solar Panel ROI Worksheet to determine your cost and benefit.

New metal roofing exceeds cool rating standards

Roof specifiers and installers can now achieve project goals in fire resistance and solar reflectance more easily. CertainTeed launched the Presidio Metal Roofing, that exceeds the latest editions of industry performance test standards. Introduced last year, the line of steel...

Study: Your home may be making you sick

New research in the journal Science of the Total Environment has highlighted the dangerous effects of indoor pollution on human health, and has called for policies to ensure closer monitoring of air quality. European, Australian and UK researchers, led by...

Large sliding door now moves at the touch of a switch (video)

Large sliding doors are finding their way into more residential and commercial projects as people want a greater connection with the outdoors. Marvin Windows and Doors' Ultimate Multi-Slide door has been one of the products that has risen to meet...

Turn any home into a smart home in one second

Smart homes sound intimidating, with lots of wiring and programming to make all the components communicate. Now, a new product, the Switchmate light switch can turn any home into the "One-Second Smart Home." The Switchmate light switch is the first...

Clear the air with home allergy proofing tips (video)

Springtime may usher in mild temperatures and lush landscapes, but for more than 50 million Americans it translates into prime allergy season with sniffling and sneezing in tow. And while many people think they can avoid allergens by staying indoors,...

Five new connected home products make home upkeep easier

Five affordable connected products designed to protect the home and garage, provide peace-of-mind, and save time, energy and money from the Kenmore, Craftsman and DieHard brands are coming to market. "The Kenmore, Craftsman and DieHard brands are part of the...

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