Radiant Heat: What Is Radiant Heat and What Are Its Advantages?

Most of us have lived with forced air heating systems. These systems heat air within the furnace as its blower forces the heated air throughout the house via ducts. Radiant heat, however, is a completely different, more efficient, method of heating a home.

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Sponsor: STEP Warmfloor


Sheathing for a Stronger and Greener Home

In this age of heightened environmental consciousness, consumers and construction professionals alike strive to build stronger, greener homes. That means continually finding ways to heighten energy efficiency, while lessening environmental degradation in the process. A relatively new innovation that can differentiate a green home is...

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Sponsor: Huber Engineered Woods


National and Local Incentives Make Geothermal Affordable

The lure of geothermal systems is attractive: clean, efficient heating and cooling and minuscule monthly energy bills compared to traditional air-handling methods. Hooking consumers, however, isn’t always so easy. It’s at least becoming easier, thanks to an array of incentives...

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Sponsor: ClimateMaster


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See the top 10 most common causes of allergies

For the 50 million Americans that suffer from nasal allergies, spring means runny noses, watery eyes, and other irritating symptoms caused by indoor and outdoor allergens.

Paradise Found named 2016 Color of the Year

The serious, aloe green was inspired by consumers’ search for security, protection, privacy and resilience in an uncertain world.

Home Energy Savings: The Rules They Are a Changing

What is the single most effective thing you can do to save on the cost of heating and cooling your home? Recent reports cited by the U.S. Department of Energy found the single most effective means of conserving home energy for the majority of U.S. homeowners today is air duct sealing.

This Old House uses duct-sealing technology on deep green retrofit (video)

The use of aeroseal technology to improve the energy efficiency and indoor air quality of a newly constructed home was featured on the latest episode of PBS’s This Old House.

Summer's hottest and most energy-efficient home cooling systems

Many people might be surprised to learn mini-split systems are a smart home improvement investment that is both energy-efficient and eco-friendly.

Conservation and technology products win PCBC Parade of Products honors

The building industry's shift to embrace green products is reflected in the winners of the 2016 PCBC Parade of products show.

Green inspiration for your health and comfort

One of my goals with green education is inspiring people to take action, and contribute to their life being better! In this podcast, we gab about off-gassing, which is when VOC’s are released from things in your home (or building) like carpet, flooring, adhesives, furniture and more.

Health issues put spotlight on poor indoor air quality

Although people may feel healthy despite exposure to pollution, Lyme disease or other illnesses can act as a trigger, significantly degrading health.


Retrofitted low-income housing meets Passive House standards

Last year, the 50-year-old buildings that now make up Weinberg Commons were neglected, run-down, and empty.

ERVs solve green building air quality challenges

As building codes including fresh air ventilation requirements, builders have more choices to meet those mandates.

Familiar components connect to deliver economical whole home ventilation

Builders looking for solutions to meet whole-home ventilation requirements can tap into a proven system that does the job at an economical cost.

New furnace platform delivers high performance and easy installation

It's the the first new furnace platform from American Standard in 25 years.

Delta Products Corporation named 2016 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year (video)

In recognition of its energy-efficient ventilation fans, Delta Products Corporation was recognized with a 2016 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year - Product Brand Owner Award by the EPA.

Green home project concentrates on comfort (video)

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

Indoor air quality in the workplace

The quality of the air inside of offices, retail stores, restaurants and other types of workplaces can have an impact on the health and comfort of the workers. Fortunately, there are steps that can be taken to improve indoor air quality in workplaces.


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Better indoor air quality is one of the key benefits of green homes. Learn about the many factors that affect home air quality and what builders and homeowners can do to improve the air we breathe.

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