3 ways bare windows cost homeowners


Bare windows can cost homeowners in unexpected ways, with problems that can lead to damage to belongings and bank balances.


High performance sealant tackles the tough building envelope details

Builders know the devil is in the details, and window and siding sealant can help get those details right.

Window Installation: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly

Replacing your windows is an investment so it’s important to know all you can about it.

1970s rancher undergoes high performance makeover

A dated 1970s era ranch home underwent a deep remodeling job and went on to win a top green building award and helped educate a community on green building.

Resilient roofing: clay and concrete tile can help protect homes from inclement weather and fire

Roof materials can either make or break the home’s ability to withstand climate shift events.

Mid-mod mashup goes for net zero energy

One renovation in a historic Mid-Mod neighborhood near Denver is grandly reaching for net-zero energy.

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.”

High performance home insights

I was recently interviewed by MoonworksHome as part of their Expert Interview program.

Systems Built Home: Amazing design features for amazing homeowners

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


Informal research reveals the most wanted green home features.

Incorporating Eco-Friendly Materials Into Your Decor

Those of us with a flair for furnishing and an eye towards the environment often find the two clashing.

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Cradle to Cradle honors innovative sustainable products (video)

Following a tradition of honoring pioneers in the circular economy, the Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute awarded four organizations that have crafted regenerative and Cradle to Cradle-inspired product design.

New tool calculates roofing ventilation requirements

The new Roofing Ventilation Calculator mobile application gives building professionals a fast and accurate way to determine the amount of ventilation products needed.

Take control of home security with smart lock and video doorbell

With a video doorbell, homeowners can see and speak with whoever is at the door via the app, then quickly lock or unlock their door from their smartphones.

One small trip to your attic could lead to big energy savings

In houses across America, poorly sealed and under-insulated attics are taking money out of homeowners’ pockets through high utility bills.

Canadian Prime Minister's residence undergoes a geothermal upgrade

The installation of a GHP system in a house generates savings in the order of 40 percent to 60 percent of annual heating and cooling needs.

Home makeover winners working on building envelope (video)

A weather-tight home is the goal, as a combination of roofing, housewrap and accessory products are installed on the exterior of the winner's home.

Go behind the scenes on a remodeling makeover show

Here's one hint: it doesn't all really happen in one week.

One quick way to add continuous insulation to any home (infographic)

If you're looking for an insulation strategy for a new or existing home, insulated vinyl siding just might be the answer.

New program identifies safe window coverings products for homes with young children

The Best for Kids program outlines stringent criteria and requires manufacturers submit products for certification to recognized third party testing laboratories.

Get inspired with 2016 paint color trends (photos)

20 brand-new captivating hues feature four designer palettes that bring impact and dimension to any living space.

Masonry heater uses biomass for comfortable winter heat

An upstate New York family looking to be self reliant in their winter heating fuel settled on a masonry fireplace to keep their home comfortable.

Aeroseal technology seals leaks in the building envelope

Wouldn't it be great if there was a way to spray sealant throughout the walls to block up any leaks?

Report: 90% of US homes don't have enough insulation

Based on new research, roughly 90 percent of existing U.S. homes are under insulated, wasting energy, money and decreasing comfort for homeowners.

Study: 25% of New York homes are 75 years old; 7% have no wall insulation

Data from a study of 3,000 homes in New York is now available for use in identifying opportunities for energy efficiency improvements. The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) conducted the first-of-its-kind study that compiled energy-related information...

California cities add PACE financing for green home upgrades

HERO PACE financing enables homeowners to make energy- and water-efficiency improvements and pay for them through their property tax bill.

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Remodeling a home is a great opportunity to "go green". Whether you're a homeowner or a professional remodeler, check out this Research Center for green remodeling ideas and tips.