Small generators help homeowners weather big storms

As damaging storms and power outages become more common, more homeowners are looking for a standby power solution.

Sliding doors blend indoor and outdoor living without compromise

Homeowners want to blur the lines between indoor and outdoor living, but large sliding doors have not always been the most energy-efficient option.

Whole home water filtration delivers safe, great tasting water

Although the United States has some of the best public drinking water available, there is reason to be concerned about contamination in some areas.

New concrete roof tiles offer color choices, cool roof performance

Cool roof products come in a variety of roof types, including metal, asphalt and built-up roofs as well as concrete tiles.

How do I reduce airborne allergens in my home?

The air inside of your home may be as much as five times more polluted than the air outside, posing serious health risks. Danny Lipford, Home Improvement Expert, explains the importance of proper ventilation. A balanced ventilation system equalizes air pressure and removes stale air from your home.

Sponsored by: Broan-NuTone

LED lighting brightens the Proud Green Home of St Louis

With the phase out of larger incandescent bulbs, homeowners and builders are turning to LED lighting for energy-efficient alternatives.

Smart Ecovent solves HVAC problems in your home

Tired of hot and cold spots in your home, and wasting energy in rooms you're not using?

Multifamily building leading housing recovery and HVAC market

The 2008-09 recession, with its accompanying tidal wave of foreclosures, rendered many individuals and families leery about undertaking a new single-family home purchase.

How Solar Hybrid Energy Systems Work

How do solar hybrid water heating systems work? This video explains how these systems use electricity generated by a solar powered micro-grid AC unit and electricity supplied by traditional utilities to heat stored water.

Sponsored by: Sun Bandit

Mini splits revolutionizing HVAC industry in the US

With the rise of mini split heat pumps in the U.S. market, manufacturers are in a race to offer the most efficient models.

Residential housing market gains driving HVAC market growth

The economic downturn has changed the nature of residential building and the market for residential and commercial HVAC systems.

Retractable screen door helps bring fresh air indoors

Most people spend up to 90 percent of their time indoors, so an easy way to bring fresh air indoors is welcome addition to a home.

Insulated house wrap tackles continuous insulation requirements

Continuous insulation and tougher wall insulation requirements are part of the new building codes, and building professionals are looking for ways to meet the challenge.

GE launches 80 gallon hybrid GeoSpring water heater

With new energy efficiency requirements looming, GE has announced an 80-gallon Energy Star ENERGY STAR-qualified GeoSpring hybrid electric heat pump water heaters.

Electric tankless water heaters save space, energy and meet new guidelines

With new energy efficiency requirements coming for water heaters, building professionals and homeowners are taking a new look at tankless water heater options

Fiberglass windows deliver energy savings for Proud Green Home of St Louis

As part of the building strategy to a tight building envelope, high performance windows play a key role in the Proud Green Home of St. Louis.

Sustainable timber product used to create carbon negative window frames

Made with Accsys Technologies’ proprietary acetylation process, Accoya wood has Class 1 durability, is guaranteed for 25 years and has dimensional stability that sees swelling and shrinkage reduced by 75%.

Innovative brick uses recycled material and much less energy in manufacturing process

For building professionals concerned about embedded carbon in building products like brick and concrete, there are green alternatives that provide the same performance.

New expansion valve delivers precise control for HVAC-R systems

A fast-responding refrigerant expansion valve delivers mass flow control for retrofit and OEM applications.

Energy efficient window uses recycled wood material as alternative to vinyl

Windows are a big part of a home's performance, but the materials they're made of matter, too.

Flexible flashing tape stops moisture and air loss

For builders looking for a way to keep water from entering a home the new flexible flashing tape can seal problem areas.

Geothermal heating and cooling saves energy at Proud Green Home of St. Louis

Geothermal heating using a ground source heat pump is considered one of the most energy-efficient ways to heat and cool a home.

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