Insulated sheathing fights thermal bridging in the building envelope

As building codes incorporate continuous insulation, homebuilders are looking for techniques that won't add labor costs.

Hydrojet® Total Performance System Reduces Sediment Build-Up in Water Heater Tanks

The Hydrojet® Total Performance System is a cold-water inlet tube that was especially engineered to reduce costly sediment buildup in water heater tanks and create more thorough mixing of incoming water with stored water. It’s standard equipment on all Bradford White top connect residential water heaters.

Sponsored by: Bradford White Water Heaters

Energy recovery ventilators keep high performance homes comfortable

As building codes call for tighter homes, continuous ventilation helps keeps occupants comfortable and saves energy.

Recirculation pumps deliver hot water on demand

Recirculation pumps can slash wasted water and energy, and also deliver hot water right when home occupants want it.

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.

Green Building Consulting Explains the Importance of Ratings and Certifications

Organizations like RESNET and LEED are raising the national standard of high performance homes, so it is important to know that your home is being built up to, or better than, par.

Sponsored by: Green Building Consulting

With new devices it's easier to make your home smarter

Sales of smart home devices will exceed 20 million units by the end of 2014 and increase to 36 million units by 2017.

Luxury downdraft range hood delivers indoor air quality

When it comes to kitchens, experts say that form should follow function.

High performance home features high performance fiberglass windows

For any high performance home, windows are a major factor in the energy efficiency equation.

Energy Star Appliances and Electronics at the heart of the Proud Green Home of St. Louis

The owners of the Proud Green Home of St. Louis wanted to make their home energy efficient, and a host of appliances and electronics from LG Electronics are helping them do just that.

Geothermal HVAC meets homeowners' desires for IAQ and comfort

Geothermal heating and cooling ranks as one of the most energy efficient options for all types of homes.

New High-Rise Achieves Energy-Efficiency and Sustainability with LG HVAC

When J.H. Snyder, one of the nation’s leading fullservice real estate and building developers, built a twin tower apartment complex in Los Angeles, they knew they had to make the building energy efficient.

Sponsored by: LG HVAC

Brick and stone deliver durability and indoor air quality for Proud Green Home of St Louis

For the family moving into the Proud Green Home of St. Louis, indoor air quality was a high priority.

3D printed concept home could change pre-fab housing market (video)

A 3-D printed home borrowed some traditional modular home concepts to demonstrate advancements in energy management.

Radiant floor heating warms the Proud Green Home of St. Louis

There's nothing like stepping on a warm floor when you get out of bed or the bath.

Should I be concerned about asbestos in a house built before 1970?

The year a home was built does correlate to incidental rates of asbestos. Asbestos can be found in many different materials from roofing, flooring, insulation, ceilings, walls, pipes and heating equipment.

Sponsored by: Broan-NuTone

Smart thermostat is the center of a connected home

As homes get smarter, there’s a greater integration with mobile devices and appliances to improve comfort and reduce energy use.

Smart bath fans take the guess work out of ventilation

Many of today's homes are airtight and highly insulated, which are good for cost and energy-effective temperature control, but terrible for indoor air quality.

Tankless water heater includes circulation pump for instant hot water

Imagine turning on a shower and getting hot water almost immediately.

Floor protection wrap ensures indoor air quality throughout construction

The homeowners wanted to reduce the risk of dust and mold in their new high performance home.

On-demand recirculation pump delivers hot water instantly

A home is a collection of systems, and making the water heating system work better can save energy costs and make life more comfortable.

The solution to bottled water and tap water

Americans consume over 50 billion disposable plastic bottles of water each year. Only 13% of those bottles get recycled. Despite all the waste, why do we drink bottled water?

Sponsored by: Environmental Water Systems

Variable speed geothermal heat pump adds connectivity for greater control

Geothermal heating and cooling systems are among the most efficient options in the market today, and one new product takes the lead in energy efficiency.

Proud Green Home of St. Louis uses EcoDrain for drain heat recovery (video)

The Proud Green Home of St. Louis incorporates a unique device that's designed to stop wasting energy and water.

Smart thermostat learns habits of to suit ever-changing lifestyles (video)

With a programmable thermostat, homeowners can save up to 20 percent on their heating and cooling energy costs.

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