IBS: Energy-efficient windows

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

Proud Green Home of St. Louis relies on advanced framing

While system components such as the HVAC will likely be upgraded in the future with technology advances, it makes sense to invest in building a better thermal envelope.

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.

Ply Gem launches first Designed Exterior showroom

To give homeowners and building professionals a single location to learn about and become inspired for exterior building products, Ply Gem opened its first Designed Exterior Showroom in Cincinnati, Ohio.

BPE's Energy Recovery Ventilators Are Easy to Install

Matthew Ryan, Engineer at Building Performance Equipment, shows how easy it is to install their Energy Recovery Ventilators.

Fluidmaster Flush 'n Sparkle™ Automatically Cleans Your Toilet with Every Flush

Are you bothered by ugly stains in your toilet bowl? Fed up with having to continually scrub your toilet bowl to get it to sparkle? Put down the scrub brush and check out the Fluidmaster Flush 'n Sparkle™.

Sponsored by: Fluidmaster

Smart thermostat adjusts to your busy lifestyle

Your home will know when you're getting close and turn the heat to your comfort zone.

GeoSpring™ Hybrid Water Heater: How It Works

Learn how the GeoSpring™ hybrid water heater saves money.

Prefab home cuts building time

The new Element prefab home model from Blu Homes Inc. is designed to be build in half of the time of a custom home but offers thousands of combinations for personalization. Read more and see photos here.

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

IBS: Warmboard Radiant Heating Systems introduces heat source that is as easy to install as a water heater

Warmboard, Inc. manufactures energy-efficient radiant heating panels. Warmboard panels quickly generate even heat across the entire surface of your floor, making your home more comfortable, improving air quality and significantly reducing energy usage. Terry Alsberg, Founder/CEO of Warmboard, shows us...

IBS: Electrolux offers homeowners high efficiency stove and dishwasher

Electrolux is the only appliance manufacturer that has a professional and consumer division. Electrolux has used their expertise and research in the professional division to deliver high efficiency appliances to homeowners. This video features an Electrolux range that uses induction...

IBS: Fox Blocks ICFs offer new ways to increase the r-value of your home

Fox Blocks is one of the fastest growing manufacturers of insulated concrete forms (ICFs). Randy Daniels, Regional Sales Manager for Fox Blocks, shows us some of the new ways that their insulated concrete forms are increasing the r-value (thermal resistance) of high performance homes.

IBS: James Hardie fiber cement siding is durable and optimum for any climate

James Hardie is the largest manufacturer of fiber cement products in North America. They specialize in exterior products, including: siding, trim, soffit and panel based siding materials. John Dybsky, Senior Marketing Manager for James Hardie, introduces us to HardiePlank®. With...

IBS: Broan-NuTone-Ventilation is Important for Indoor Air Quality

As homes become tighter, ventilation is becoming more important to indoor air quality. Patrick Nielsen of Broan-NuTone explains why proper ventilation is needed to prevent buildup of pollutants, humidity, mold and mildew. Broan Nu-Tone ULTRA™ Series Fans are powerful, energy-efficient,...

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