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HVAC Q&A: Mini Splits on the Move

Once the domain of add-on HVAC for remodeling or additions, ductless mini splits are now moving into the mainstream.

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Solar Powers Delivers Hot Water North of the Arctic Circle

For the first time, village leaders keep the hydroponic trailer at 74 degrees in sub-zero temperatures,

2018 Color and Design Trends that Reflect Life's Celebrations

Each of the palettes explores the cultural dynamics that drive the trends, along with the colors and textures that bring it to life.

How to Tell If It's Time to Replace Your Water Heater

Ideally, you'll want to replace your water heater before it fails so your home doesn't have to go without hot water. But how do you know when it's time? Here a few tips to tell if it's time to replace your water heater.

Habitat for Humanity Dedicates State-Of-The-Art Green Home

The home is a three-bedroom, 1400-square-foot center-entrance colonial.

Are These the Best Home Automation Devices & Apps?

The way we live at home is changing and the modern home is very much focussed on convenience.

Self-Regulating Radiant Heating System’s Innovation Demonstrated

Due to the self-regulating properties of the STEP system, the molecular structure of the heating elements only allow the consumption of energy that is needed to maintain the heat at a given location.

Remodeling Survey: Hawaii Leads Nation in Home Renovation Plans

The GetHearth.com Home Renovation Survey recently ranked the U.S. states with the most home renovations planned for the upcoming year.

Use Green Home Technology to Minimize Your Carbon Footprint

Innovative green home technology is making energy efficient and sustainable way of living more accessible than ever.

ICFs Chosen for Luxury Beach House

The architects were given a brief to create a large residence with discrete bedroom and living circulation.

Unclogging Spray Can Nozzles

Clogged spray nozzles shouldn’t mean you throw out the can; this creates waste and costs more. There are a number of quick fix solutions you can try to get your nozzles back in action in no time at all.

Google Buys Modular Homes to Solve Housing Crunch

Employers and residents in Silicon Valley have faced a severe housing shortage for years.

Subflooring Secrets for Squeakless Floors

Builders know that squeaky floors are on of the most common reasons for call backs. And they can be real pain to fix. The best approach is to avoid squeaks in the first place by using a few subflooring secrets of the best pro builders. Here are a few qualities you should look for in subflooring to help ensure quiet, stiff floors.

Lennar Launches Smart Home Designs with Amazon Alexa

Wi-Fi CERTIFIED Home Design brings a standardized approach to new residential Wi-Fi network design to help ensure whole-home connectivity.

Home Energy Use Will Be Part of the Mortgage Process

Industry experts tell me it won't be long until energy use for a home will be part of the mortgage approval process.

Minnesota Net Zero Home Relies on Geothermal for Comfortable Living (Video)

Because the goals for the house focused on reducing electrical usage, the Hansons call the project "Ohm Sweet Ohm."

Colorado Production Builder Builds Two LEED Silver Single Family Homes

There are very few single-family homes that currently obtain a LEED v4 certification.

Homeowners Are Making The Grade When It Comes To Energy Efficiency

While homeowners show that they are willing to take steps to conserve energy, they are not likely to sacrifice their comfort over savings

Seven Ways to Go Green This Summer

Doing your part to help Mother Nature while reducing two of your biggest monthly costs – energy and food – provides instant gratification. Consider some of these ways to go green this summer.

Remodeling Secret: Homes with Blue Bathrooms Sell for More than Expected

A fresh coat of paint in the right color may help sell a home for more money.

Q&A with Green Builder Carl Seville

An interview with Carl Seville of SKCollaborative, a green home rater and experienced green building trainer and consultant about his perspective on the importance of continuous insulation and managing moisture in the walls of high performance homes.

First Net Zero Energy Apartments Go Live in Los Angeles

It is the first project in Los Angeles where people can rent "eco-green" units.

Hard Water vs. Soft Water - Which Do You Have? (Infographic)

Water hardness and softness has nothing to do with its touch and feel.

How Do Condensing Water Heaters Work?

If you're looking for a energy-efficient water heater option, check out the gas condensing units available in tank and tankless models.

Baby boomers and millennials have this in common when it comes to home customization

It’s easy to identify the differences between millennials and baby boomers in many ways, but it might be surprising to learn that there are also many similarities when it comes to these groups’ buying habits.

Great Green Home | 5th Street Deep Rehab by Carl Franklin Homes & Green Extreme Homes

After suffering an injury in Afghanistan, veteran Leo Perez was unable to work fulltime and had few hopes of owning a home. But with the help of the non-profit community development corporation Green Extreme Homes, for-profit builder Carl Franklin Homes, and multiple volunteer groups, the Perez family now owns a completely refurbished vintage home.

Invention of Self-Regulating, Low-Voltage Radiant Heating is Just the Beginning

Electro Plastics, Inc. (EPI) (dba STEP Warmfloor) invented the only low-voltage, flat, homogeneous self-regulating Positive Temperature Coefficient (PTC) heater in the world, but that is just the beginning: it still needs a stronger government and industry recognition.

ICFs Build Resilient Custom Home

Insulated concrete forms provided a reinforced concrete structure with stay-in-place insulation to achieve a very strong structural quality and an insulating envelope in one process.

New Resources for Modular Building Code Compliance

Off-site construction can provide real solutions to many challenges facing the construction industry today.

New combination boiler satisfies multiple hot-water needs

Noritz solution brings more resourcefulness, efficiency

Fiberglass Batt Installation Tips

When you combine advanced framing techniques with fiberglass batt insulation, you can get better thermal performance that saves you money. Here are some tips to getting the most out of your insulation.

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COMING SOON | Proud Green Home of Louisville Interactive Discovery Center

This Interactive Discovery Center will compare and contrast the strategies, systems, methods and products of The Proud Green Home of Louisville with today's typical newly constructed homes.




What to Look for in Today's Replacement Windows

Window replacement is something to take seriously, as the investment you make will directly impact your comfort and monthly utility expenses for the next couple of decades. This white paper takes a look at what homeowners should be looking for in replacement windows, including ratings, construction, and performance.

Type: White Paper

Sponsor: ProVia




Nanotechnology: The Future of Proven, Efficient Home Heating and Comfort

Nanotechnology research has been rapidly intensifying in several fields such as biomedical, optical and electronics. Now it is being used to create an efficient heating source inside of homes and buildings. The white paper explains what nanotechnology is and how it is transforming the way we heat our living spaces.

Type: White Paper

Sponsor: STEP Warmfloor




Top Features to Look for in a Residential Water Heater

A water heater is one of those home appliances you don't think about until it's not working properly. With comfort and energy costs in mind, choosing the right water heater is a big step. Here are a few things to think about in selecting your next water heater.

Type: White Paper

Sponsor: Bradford White Water Heaters


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