IBS: Energy-efficient windows

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

Millennials altering American dream of home ownership

Changing homebuyer demographics are altering the housing market with more emphasis on multi-family residences compared to single family homes.

You're showering wrong if you don't have one of these

Every shower wastes about 90 percent of the energy from the hot water that flows down the drain.

Take control of shades and awnings with your phone

While insulating walls is a key factor in energy savings, shutters and sun screens can function as dynamic insulation to help make your home more comfortable and save energy.

Kohler launches EPDs for product transparency

EPDs are developed by manufacturers based on life cycle inventories and provide quantitative, third-party-certified details of a product's projected environmental impact from cradle to grave.

Protect Your Toilet from Bacteria Growth and Water Loss

One known cause of toilet flapper failure is deterioration caused by the growth of bacteria on the flapper. This could lead to thousands of gallons of water loss each year - enough to fill a swimming pool!

Sponsored by: Fluidmaster

Innovative radiant heating warms the floor of 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. It's good to know that comfort can also be very energy efficient.

Uses for vegetative roofs blooming

Green or vegetative roofs add a touch of nature to a building and reduce the environmental impact on the surrounding area.

Low-VOC paints make a difference in the air you breathe at home

The United States Environmental Protection Agency has found that indoor VOC levels are 10 times greater than outdoor levels, and immediately after paint is applied VOC levels may be as much as 1,000 times higher.

ACT Inc. D'MAND Kontrol Systems on-demand hot water pumps

Larry Acker of ACT Inc. D’MAND Kontrol Systems appeared on the KFNX "Plunging Into Green" radio show with John & Tracy to talk about on-demand hot water circulation pumps. On-demand hot water circulation pumps can eliminate waiting for hot water in a shower or bathroom sink and can save thousands of gallons of water a year for each homeowner.

Sponsored by: ACT D'MAND Systems

Foundation insulation seals the thermal envelope for the Proud Green Home of St Louis

A high performance home starts with a tight building envelope, and that includes the foundation.

Energy heel trusses make room for attic insulation

Most homes don't have enough insulation in the attic near the eaves, but a new truss design can make that problem go away. As this video with green building consultant Matt Belcher, principal with Verdatek Solutions and director of the...

Radon system ensures indoor air quality

You can't see or smell radon, but it could be a health hazard in your home.

Take control of LED lights with your phone

One of the advantages of LED lighting is the incredible versatility and controllability that comes with lights that are basically computer chips.

Insulation surrounds the building envelope for the Proud Green Home of St Louis

Builder Kim Hibbs, president of Hibbs Homes, reviews the role that insulation from Dow Building Solutions will play in the energy-efficiency of the home.


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