IBS: Energy-efficient windows

 
Jan. 27, 2013
Teena Hammond, editorial director and associate publisher of ProudGreenHome, talks to Marvin Windows about energy efficiency.

Ductless HVAC system offers flexible fit options

Mini split ductless heating and cooling systems are taking a bigger share of the market as homeowners look for flexibility and efficiency.

Super stingy toilets cut water use with each flush

Wherever water is at a premium, high efficiency toilets can help reduce water use.

Why touch your kitchen faucet when you don’t have to?

You can stop wasting water and improve hygiene with hands-free technology for kitchen faucets.

Options for affordable ERV whole-home ventilation alternatives

As requirements for building envelopes increase, ventilation becomes vital for comfort and durability for a home.

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

Vinyl frame sliding doors deliver efficiency and style

What used to be a niche market has become mainstream as more manufacturers develop sliding doors to help homeowners blend indoors and outdoor living.

Smart phones make smart heating and cooling for your home

Programmable thermostats can reduce home heating costs by up to 35% and cooling costs by up to 25%.

LED Lights help green home reach LEED Platinum

Energy efficient LED lighting will be one of the technologies that will help Ed Begley Jr.'s new home reach LEED certification.

EcoDrain High-Performance Shower Heat Exchanger

The EcoDrain™ is a small, easy-to-install device with no moving parts. The key to saving you money is the heat-exchange channels. These flattened, sealed channels were developed to maximize the surface area of the heat transfer space and to create optimum flow turbulence in the outgoing waste water and incoming fresh water.

Sponsored by: EcoDrain

US-made tankless water heater offers commercial grade for residential use

Tankless water heaters are among the most efficient models on the market, and one company is delivering made in the USA options for homeowners.

Ed Begley Jr. nearing completion on high performance green home

A long-time environmentalist, actor Ed Begley Jr. is putting the finishing touches on his new net-zero solar powered home.

Modine makes geothermal systems easier to install

Installing a geothermal heating and cooling system is a complex custom job for any home.

High performance homes require high performance ventilation

The building science approach to green home certifications such as Passive House require full-time mechanical ventilation to ensure the home has fresh air flow.

Control your home's major energy users with a smartphone app

Homeowners are realizing they can save energy costs when they have more control over their major appliances


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