DIY foil insulation adds green certification

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EcoFoil, a leading distributor of radiant barrier and foil bubble insulation products has been awarded the Greener Product Certification Seal.

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5 ways to make the air in your home healthier

Most people spend about 90 percent of their time indoors exposed to potential sources of pollution than can lead to discomfort and illness.

4 benefits of green home remodeling

Green remodeling is a hot topic in the housing market. Green homes tend to sell well, and many sellers are considering the value of using green practices and technologies to make improvements to their current homes.

Multifamily owners turning to geothermal for new construction and retrofits

As geothermal heating and cooling become more mainstream, multifamily owners are valuing the benefits of renewable energy.

Make outdoor living a part of your green home design

Gone are the days of home interiors 
and exteriors being treated as separate spaces.

Do you know which home remodeling projects pay off?

Curb appeal is the most important factor in a home remodeling project, but homeowners may need help in choosing the best projects, according to a recent survey.

Engineered slate roof offers performance and sustainable production

With a spike in consumer awareness about green construction materials, using engineered roofing and accessories made from recycled materials can set up a builder for success.

Sliding doors blend indoor and outdoor living

Homeowners can blend indoor and outdoor living without compromising safety.

Green building Q&A: plastics industry delivers energy efficiency innovations

As building codes require greater levels of efficiency, the building products industry is responding with innovations that will help make homes greener.

GREENGUARD certification alleviates SPF indoor air quality concerns

GREENGUARD-certified SPF products are a more environmentally conscious option for insulating and air sealing the home.

Eco-friendly residential wood products at the Architectural Digest Home Design Show

The 2015 Architectural Digest Home Design Show in New York City was bustling with design professionals, homeowners, and product representatives.

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Recycling gives asphalt roofing a sustainable advantage

Asphalt shingle roofing is by far the most common residential roof in the U.S., and the industry is working to make it a more sustainable option, including recycling and integrating with renewable energy.

Property appraisers adopt new tool for green home valuations

The Appraisal Foundation has announced the adoption of the first of three Valuation Advisories related to the valuation of green buildings.

Compression storm windows preserve historic charm and seal air leaks

Historic windows are beautiful, but they can't keep up with today's demand for energy efficiency and comfort.

Take the guesswork out of home renovation with new online estimating tool

Do you have renophobia, the fear of home renovation? There just may be a cure for you.

Residential remodeling nearing full recovery after downturn

A key measure of home remodeling activity shows twelve quarters of gains since the remodeling industry bottomed out in 2011.

LED lighting helps preserve Frank Lloyd Wright's Taliesin West

Preservation is not a new science, but LED lighting technology is making it easier for historic landmarks around the globe to preserve their legacy for the 21st century and beyond.

Top 10 steps to prepare for a home remodel

Preparation is the key to making your home remodeling project a major win instead of a fail.

Pent-up demand drives remodeling growth

The combination of homeowners' desire for improvements in their homes and a more stable economy is turning into solid business conditions for home remodelers.

Hottest 2015 home design trends from Pinterest

Check out the hottest trends that are shaping home design in 2015, from the return of olive green to an obsession with metallic accents.

10 bleakest cities of 2015 to receive Lowe's makeovers

This winter has been one of the harshest on record, and for many communities, the first day of spring didn't bring much relief.

Family is thrilled with exterior makeover final reveal

Check in on the winners of the CertainTeed 2013 Living Spaces Facebook Home Makeover Video Contest, who won a $75,000 exterior transformation of their home.

Pilot program takes energy efficient homes to the next level

An innovative home performance pilot program is increasing insight into the most cost-effective ways to maximize energy savings in residential new construction.

5 tips for choosing the right solar panel installer

Making the important decision to include solar power as a home source of energy is a valuable investment.

New online tool to learn more about comfort, health and safety of homes

The Building Performance Institute, Inc. (BPI) has introduced an online resource for homeowners who care about the comfort, health and safety of their homes.

Minor home improvements pay off in higher home values

For the greatest potential return on investment, homeowners should choose upgrades instead of major remodeling projects, according to the Appraisal Institute.

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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.