Family loves their high performance home remodel (photos)


"The kitchen and breakfast nook are the epicenter of the house, and we spend lots of family time there.”


Brick and stone deliver durability and indoor air quality for Proud Green Home of St Louis

For the family moving into the Proud Green Home of St. Louis, indoor air quality was a high priority.

Modern high performance homes open for San Diego tour (photos)

Attendees will have the opportunity to explore a handful of modern homes in the San Diego area that exemplify modern architecture and living.

5-Star Built Green certified live/work space opens in Seattle (photos)

The Live/Work is the ultimate in green lifestyle - work where you live.

Let your windows help your home save energy

Windows play a major role in passive solar design and ventilation strategies that can make a home more comfortable, and contribute to heating and cooling that doesn't cost a dime.

Systems built home expert Michael Harris to contribute expert insights

Noted systems-built home expert Michael Harris has joined as an Approved Contributing Expert.

See the amazing folding window wall system contest winners (photos)

As more manufacturers offer folding or sliding window wall options, homeowners and builders are coming up with some amazing designs that create excitement.

Systems Built Home: Amazing design features for amazing homeowners

Systems-built homeowners adding third addition to support their green living lifestyle.

Micro homes give Nashville's homeless a head start

A half-dozen hand built tiny houses are the first step in the vision to build a village of micro homes to house Nashville's homeless population.

For Lindal Cedar Homes, sustainable building begins with respect for the environment

Respect for the environment, energy efficiency and sustainability are part of Lindal Cedar Homes' DNA

Production builder uses green demonstration homes for R&D

KB Homes, one of the largest homebuilders in the United States, uses its high performance demonstration homes to refine the building practices and technologies that find their way into production homes.

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Energy Department names winners of Housing Innovation Awards (photos)

The U.S. Department of Energy presented the 2015 Housing Innovation Awards to 24 industry leaders and 27 winning DOE Zero Energy Ready Homes.

Amazing black stainless steel finishes revolutionize kitchen design

In kitchen appliances, black is the new black with the first-ever black stainless steel finishes from KitchenAid.

Study: homes with skylights use less energy

Homes with skylights experience lower energy costs, better indoor air quality and comfort.

Window design competition showcases innovative projects (photos)

From a field of over 250 entries, the judging panel chose six projects from around the country that best exemplify Integrity's promise of beautiful windows and doors.

Spray coating gives the looks and feel of granite and stone

Natural stone is usually considered as a premier building material because of its unique character, elegance, and stability.

Hot new design trend: indoor barn doors (photos)

Barn doors in the house seem to be having a bit of a moment right now.

Don't miss the most popular outdoor decorating trends

Trends go in and out of style, as three outdoor summer looks rise to the top and three are going out of vogue.

Solar Decathlon 2015 features the latest in high performance homes (video)

Excitement is building as 20 new collegiate teams prepare to compete in the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon 2015, slated for October 8-18 in Irvine, California.

How to Boost the Resale Value of Your Home

Home buyers want to feel they’re getting something special at good value, and sellers want the highest possible return on investment.

Marvin Windows honors Architects Challenge winners

Marvin Windows and Doors has announced the winners of its seventh annual Architects Challenge, the first year the company has honored projects in various segments.

Top 11 ways to add value to your home

With the real estate marketing heating up, it may be a good time to invest in making your home more desirable.

Mixed-use apartment complex aims for LEED Platinum

A new LEED Platinum-designed apartment building will create some of the most sustainable, livable, and innovative mixed-use buildings in the Pacific Northwest.

New stone veneers add sustainable exterior cladding options

Manufactured exterior veneer products can replace stone and brick with sustainable, low maintenance options.

Ply Gem exterior products featured on new renovation series HOME FREE

Each week on the FOX series HOME FREE, hard-nosed contractor Mike Holmes will lead nine couples in renovating a run-down home

Detroit family wins $100k home makeover

The lucky family will receive a complete renovation including siding, decking, railing, roofing, insulation and more.

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