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How home automation technology can help small businesses

Like homeowners, people who own and operate small businesses are always looking for ways to boost productivity, save time, and cut costs.

Hi-tech options boost daylighting alternatives

Although homeowners might be intrigued by high-tech devices, they're ultimately looking for daylighting solutions that bring more comfort to their home.

Automated windows shades win the battle against the sun

With the right windows, sunlight can be transformed from problem into an asset by designing windows to manage heat and light.

Open house for the Proud Green Home of St. Louis

Before the drywall goes up and this green home's high performance systems are hidden, go behind the scenes of the Proud Green Home of St. Louis.

Green builders collaborate to build high performance home

The Proud Green Home of St. Louis is under construction to deliver sustainable benefits to its owners and to educate and inspire building professionals and consumers about the benefits of building and living green.

How to choose energy efficient windows and doors

Take control of home energy costs by using high-performance, energy-efficient windows and doors in your home.

Are Plantation Shutters a Good Long Term Investment?

Plantation shutters offer a way to allow fresh air flow while protecting a home's interior.

Proud Green Home of St. Louis will inspire and educate on green residential construction

Following the success of the first Proud Green Home, the Proud Green Home of St. Louis, a sustainable home designed to meet an array of green building standards, is under construction to inspire and educate the market nationwide about the benefits of building green homes.

9 ways to use sunlight in a home

If you are considering ways to bring natural light into your home, keep these ideas in mind.

Exteriors showroom inspires and educates homeowners and builders

Homeowners and building professionals have a new place to learn about and become inspired by a vision for their home's exterior.

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NEWS


Insulator kit creates instant storm window to block winter chill

Anyone with beautiful, functional but perhaps drafty windows can have an economical sealing solution without having to replace them.

Triple pane windows deliver home energy savings

While it is hard to quantify the exact savings a homeowner will realize when they use energy efficient windows for their next building project, the savings can add up quickly.

Don't underestimate the power of windows in a high performance home

There is a desperate need for reasonably priced, high-R windows.

Marvin Windows and Doors named most ethical large US company

Marvin was chosen as the winner in the large company category for exemplifying high standards of ethical conduct in the workplace, the marketplace and the community.

Tips to save energy and resources as the seasons change

Whether it's the air conditioning, heat, hot water or lighting, there are always ways to save money on utility bills.

Replacement windows available in casement and awning styles

Casement and awning style windows are considered some of the most energy-saving types on the market, but there have been few options for replacement or insert windows.

Check out the latest hot home building products

The PCBC show honored homebuilding's latest and greatest products with the Parade of Products Awards.

Cost effective green building starts with energy efficient windows

To understand much of what makes a green home so efficient, look no further than its windows.

Open the secrets behind an energy-efficient door

It's opened and closed thousands of times each year, but do homeowners really know what’s inside their front door?

Window films deliver an extra layer of efficiency

To manage solar heat gain through windows, window film offers an ideal solution for architects, building project managers, and business and homeowners who seek to make buildings and homes visually appealing, environmentally friendly and cost efficient. Eastman Chemical Company’s IQue...

Insulated glass options boost window performance

Many IGUs have the ENERGY STAR designation and as a result, can reduce household energy costs by as much as 15 percent. This can result in saving as much as $500 a year on utility bills.

Skylights let the sunshine and fresh air into your home

Filling your home with daylight and fresh air may be simpler than it seems with solar powered, Energy Star rated skylights.

Wink smart home automation platform expands to 60 devices

From window shades to water sprinklers, the Wink home automation platform expanded the set of connected devices to almost 60 products available through The Home Depot

Hurricane-proof windows tested by a 2x4 shot out of a cannon (video)

If an object hits a window and shatters during a storm, wind and water get into the home causing further damage as well as potential harm to anyone inside.

Euro-style windows gain Passive House certification

One of the key features in a Passive House design is the high-performance windows. But Not just any old windows will do.

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