Entry Doors with Customized Efficiency and Style for Homeowners

A drafty door is one of the most common points of heat loss in a home during cold months, as well as air conditioning loss in the summer months. Doors are exposed to harsh elements, constantly being subjected to snow, sleet, rain and direct sunshine. This white paper identifies insulated door products available on the market to today.

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Sponsor: ProVia

The Green Home Effect

If you're interested in green building, you're not alone. Green building is a growing movement, and more homeowners are including sustainable materials in their home plans.

Type: White Paper

Sponsor: Ply Gem

Ply Gem's Commitment to Sustainable Practices

Whether for new construction or remodeling an existing home, green home building has become a higher priority than ever. This white paper explores some of the significant sustainability initiatives that Ply Gem, a manufacturer of a wide array of home...

Type: White Paper

Sponsor: Ply Gem

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IBS Preview: building products for high performance homes

At the 2016 International Builders' Show in Las Vegas, building product manufacturers will display the latest and best products that are an integral part of today's high performance home.

Kitchen remodeling on a budget: 7 tips for the WOW factor

Every family should have a kitchen that is not only functional but beautiful and filled with warmth.

Net zero energy demonstration house moving to net zero water operation

While net zero energy for homes has been growing in popularity, net zero water use is the next frontier for high performance homes.

6 tips to stop dangerous backdrafting air in your home

Even the most astute homeowners can fail to plan for backdrafting, a potentially deadly phenomenon that can turn your home into a hub for dangerous gasses.

Sliding doors blend indoor and outdoor living

Homeowners can blend indoor and outdoor living without compromising safety.

Insurance company opens smart home claims training center (video)

Home insurance provider American Modern Insurance Group built a two-story home that incorporates smart and green home technology to train claims adjusters.

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.

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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.