Small generators help homeowners weather big storms

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As damaging storms and power outages become more common, more homeowners are looking for a standby power solution.

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5 green upgrades you should consider for your home

More and more people realize that preserving the environment of our planet is to a large degree a personal cause.

Cut greenhouse gas emissions with propane appliances

According to the U.S. Department of Energy, residential use accounts for more than one-fifth of the nation’s total energy consumption.

Residential housing market gains driving HVAC market growth

The economic downturn has changed the nature of residential building and the market for residential and commercial HVAC systems.

Proud Green Home of St Louis opens its doors

The Proud Green Home of St. Louis opened its doors, celebrating the completion of this high performance home.

Front control range fits in freestanding or slide-in applications

For homeowners and building professionals looking for a new freestanding range to fit an existing cabinet installation, there's a new option for a front control range.

5 Ways to Be More Eco-Friendly When Doing Laundry

Between water, energy, and the effect of products on the ecosystem, doing your laundry touches upon most of the major environmental issues of our day.

Is your home ready for the Internet of Things? The latest from 2015 CES

As smart home technology matures, more products are coming to market that put homeowners in control of lights, appliances and home comfort.

Great green reads: Top 10 high performance home building articles for 2014

The analytics tell us that readers found these stories of green building achievement to be the most compelling for the year.

Rewatch: Top 10 green building videos for 2014

Take a look back at some of the most popular video content for 2014 on ProudGreenhome.com, featuring the latest techniques and technology to help satisfy the hunger for knowledge regarding creating high performance homes.

8 home remodeling trends to watch for 2015

A trend is a new direction, not a quickly fading fad. So keep an eye on these new directions for 2015 home remodeling and design trends.

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Do you make these mistakes that drive home-energy bills through the roof?

Small problems can add up to big energy bills if you don't take care of them right away.

My Green Kitchen: Where Style & Sustainability Go Hand-in-Hand

A behind-the-scenes account of designing and building an award-winning green home.

Oak Ridge Lab working on energy saving refrigerator

Researchers at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory are designing a refrigerator that could cut energy use by up to 40 percent compared with current models.

First Energy Star dryers hit the market

For the first time, Energy Star certified clothes dryers are now available nationwide through major retailers.

Survey: what do consumers really want in home appliances?

With the explosion of smart appliances, a recent survey found that consumers are looking for technology that's purposeful – not impractical.

Survey: upgrades to boost home prices by 10%

With housing prices at recent highs, it’s a great time to sell; and still-low interest rates also makes it a good time to buy a home.

Green building market trends for 2015

From lower prices for solar power to an explosion of ductless mini split HVAC options, high performance home trends continue to develop.

New Texas community will rely on geothermal for net-zero performance

A new mixed-use planned community in Austin, Texas, aims to have 7,500 homes built to net-zero standards.

Graphic: top kitchen design trends for 2015

For the latest in kitchen design trends, check out the research from Pennywell, a designer and fabricator of countertops and worktops in Ireland.

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.

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.

Smart appliances with a conscience

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

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.

The top 6 ways your home is losing energy this winter

It’s not too late to inspect your home for energy faux pas that could be costing you plenty.

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Energy-efficient appliances are a must-have in any green home. New energy-saving appliances are introduced to the market almost daily. Learn which appliances might be right for you.