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

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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.

How home automation technology can help small businesses

Like homeowners, people who own and operate small businesses are always looking for ways to boost productivity, save time, and cut costs.

Slate appliance finishes inspire Hurricane Sandy rebuild

Although weather damage from natural disasters is devastating to a home, there can be beautiful renovations that come as a result.

Tips for home improvements that drive resale values

Today homes are priced based on size or square footage, number of rooms, size of acreage, if any, and location. A house with upscale finishes and updates can command a better price or faster sale time. But which improvements pay off?

1920s bungalow gets deep green retrofit for sustainability studies

The ReNEWW House is a multi-year research project in which a 1920s vintage home is retrofitted into a net-zero energy, water and zero-waste-to-landfill structure.

Open house for the Proud Green Home of St. Louis

Before the drywall goes up and this green home's high performance systems are hidden, go behind the scenes of the Proud Green Home of St. Louis.

Whirlpool drives sustainability from factory to home

To make it easier for consumers to go green, appliance manufacturers are building sustainability into their products from the factory floor to the laundry room and kitchen.

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NEWS


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.

Tips to get the most out of your home fireplace

Though the fireplace is the centerpiece of a room, it is an element that homeowners don't often consider when designing their space.

Energy-efficient home trends for 2015 and beyond

One of the top trends driving today’s housing market is the demand for energy-efficient homes that don’t sacrifice comfort for quality.

The latest on smart appliances and the kitchen of tomorrow

Experts predict that by 2019 the market value for smart appliances is set to exceed $25 billion.

Nest learning thermostat adds home automation integration

The Nest thermostat expanded its connectivity to leading home automation systems, making it easier for professional installers to make Nest a part of their offerings.

Tips to save energy and resources as the seasons change

Whether it's the air conditioning, heat, hot water or lighting, there are always ways to save money on utility bills.

Get ready for storm season with the right generator (infographic)

Whether hurricanes, blizzards, typhoons, or tornadoes and electrical storms, there is nothing worse than being without power for long periods of time.

Gas cooktops bring pro level cooking to the home kitchen

Just like the sharp lines of a Jaguar catch the eye an auto aficionado, six new gas cooktops will raise the pulse of a foodie looking for a new experience.

Smart thermostat manages comfort in multiple rooms

Take control of your home comfort with a smart thermostat that can manage heating and cooling in multiple rooms.

Most homeowners want smart homes but want to do it themselves

More than 70 percent of smart phone users in America just wish they could control something in their home from their mobile device without getting out of bed.

Electrolux acquires GE Appliances business, will continue brands

Electrolux will acquire the GE Appliances business for $3.3 billion in a transaction that will see the GE Appliances brand continue in the marketplace.

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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.