How to Select High-Quality Solar Modules

Once you've made the decision to add solar power to your home, it's time to consider choosing the best solar modules available in the market. Like many other high-tech devices, subtle differences in design, components and manufacturing can mean the difference between success and failure when it comes to solar modules.

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Sponsor: Helios Solar Works


How to Choose a Wood-Burning Stove for Green, Natural Heating Power

Imagine sitting in front of a roaring fire, gathered with family and friends in conversation and laughter. Behind the glass ceramic door of the stove burns wood, a sustainable, renewable energy source keeping the cold at bay. Learn More about SCHOTT and wood-burning sources.

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Sponsor: SCHOTT North America


Proper Framing Leads to High Energy Efficiencies for Home

Contractors know that “Energy Savings Start with the Framing” and a home’s energy efficiency is significantly dependent upon proper framing. Over the past several decades Norbord, a world leader in OSB sub-floor, wall and roof sheathing has communicated with contractors...

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Sponsor: Norbord, Inc.


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Caribbean affordable housing project succeeds with SIPs

An affordable housing project in the Caribbean relied on innovative SIPs to meet the demands of the project and local building conditions.

10 ways to help save the planet and make your garden green (infographic)

A lot of us think that it’s the big sweeping changes that will make an impact on the care of our environment, but it’s really the little things that matter.

Stylish shower heads save water every day

Save water with every shower with a new water saving design from Delta Faucet.

Durable countertops mimic natural materials without the maintenance

With new laminate finishes from Formica, it's easy to bring a touch of nature into any kitchen.

Eco friendly goals drive home and landscape design discussions

Resource conservation drives every customer conversation with Eco Minded Solutions, a green home builder and landscape architecture firm located in San Diego.

Landscape architects feel the pressure of SoCal water shortages

Landscape architects on the front lines of the drought in Southern California help their clients make tradeoffs for environmentally responsibly design.

Greenbuilder Q&A: Most homebuilders still lagging in building science

Designing a high performance home is as much a work of art as it is a science.

Green home project concentrates on comfort (video)

While energy efficiency grabs the headlines, it's the daily living that makes a green home successful.

Water-saving technologies battle drought conditions

Low-flow toilets and other technology innovations can help save water in every home, and each step can make a difference.

Mass market builder Pulte developing zero net energy home prototype

Pulte says it is the largest builder to participate in a pilot aimed at building new homes to achieve maximum energy efficiency and utility grid load reduction.

Video: geothermal benefits explained

Homebuilders and owners looking for new energy efficiency options are turning to geothermal heating and cooling.

Microbicidal paint creates safer living and working spaces

The CDC notes that approximately one in 25 U.S. patients contract at least one infection during the course of their hospital care.

Spray polyurethane foam a growing component in zero net energy new home construction

Spray foam is the only single-source solution with the ability to seal the building envelope.

Induction cooktop takes the heat out of the kitchen

A cooktop can expand to the entire countertop with a new induction surface.

Tough drywall handles loads and abuse

New drywall breaks all the rules for hanging things on the wall and standing up to abuse.

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Learn about the latest green home trends and find eco-friendly products to improve energy efficiency and comfort. Whether you're making big changes or starting small, this is the place to begin your green journey.

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