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Boost Your Home's Energy Efficiency with Insulated Siding

Boost Your Home's Energy Efficiency with Insulated Siding

Vinyl siding is already one of the most popular exterior home claddings — in fact it's used on twice as many homes as any other material, according to the Vinyl Siding Institute. This white paper explores some of the benefits of making insulated vinyl siding a part of your home project

Seeing Green Part 3: Buying a Better Home

Seeing Green Part 3: Buying a Better Home

Builders and developers might be the experts in home construction, but it’s consumers who shape the market. In other words, it will be consumers, ultimately, who cause a permanent shift in deep green building. This white paper, the final in a 3-part series, explores why buyers are becoming the driving force behind high-performance homes.

Seeing Green Part 2: Educating Builders and Developers

Seeing Green Part 2: Educating Builders and Developers

What keeps some builders from switching is the same thing that keeps some consumers from buying a high-performance home. They don’t understand and can’t see the advantages. And if they can’t their customers surely won’t, either. As this white paper reveals, focusing on deep green construction gives builders a competitive advantage.

Seeing Green Part 1: Building a Better Home

Seeing Green Part 1: Building a Better Home

Different builders define “high performance” differently. However, changes throughout the residential construction market have begun to codify the understanding of what a better-built, high-performance home is. But the change hasn’t occurred as quickly as environmental and high-performance builders want. If...

For Safety and Peace of Mind, Homeowners Turn to an ICF Home

For Safety and Peace of Mind, Homeowners Turn to an ICF Home

A family in southern Alabama was looking for an energy efficient home that could also stand up to the hurricanes that lash the Gulf Coast on a regular basis. Their decision to build with ICFs would result in peace of mind and a safe home that received the Fortified For Safety Living (FFSL) certification.

Insulated Concrete Forms (ICFs) Deliver Energy Efficiency and Comfort for Green Home Construction

Insulated Concrete Forms (ICFs) Deliver Energy Efficiency and Comfort for Green Home Construction

It's important to look at the total cost of home ownership over a long period of time, and also to include some aspects that may not have dollar signs attached to them. This white paper reviews two of the key overall benefits of ICF construction: energy efficiency and indoor air quality.

Introduction to Insulated Concrete Form Construction

Introduction to Insulated Concrete Form Construction

If you'd like to live in a green energy-efficient home but think it's too expensive, think again. Today homebuilders can use surprisingly affordable building technology that offers significant benefits in energy efficiency, safety and home comfort for little to no cost difference compared to traditional building methods.

Get Your Home Green Certified

Get Your Home Green Certified

If you're going to create a dream green home, recognize its value with a green home certification.

Make Your Home More Green with Stone Veneer

Make Your Home More Green with Stone Veneer

Stone veneer is engineered to emulate the look of natural stone by incorporating the convincing profile, texture and color of expensive quarried stone. Yet, it's lighter, less expensive, easier to install and better for the environment than natural stone or brick.

Ply Gem’s Sustainable Vision

Ply Gem’s Sustainable Vision

Are you a homeowner that's becoming more interested in your green home? You're not alone. According to McGraw Hill Construction Studies, two-thirds of homeowners are aware of green building.

Boost Your Home Energy Efficiency with Insulated Vinyl Siding

Boost Your Home Energy Efficiency with Insulated Vinyl Siding

Whether your renovating a house you've loved for years, or making your dream home come to life, vinyl siding should be a part of your plans. In addition to offering an array of beautiful colors and textures, insulated vinyl siding delivers eco-friendly benefits to help make your home green.

How to Choose a Wood-Burning Stove for Green, Natural Heating Power

How to Choose a Wood-Burning Stove for Green, Natural Heating Power

Imagine sitting in front of a roaring fire, gathered with family and friends in conversation and laughter. Behind the glass ceramic door of the stove burns wood, a sustainable, renewable energy source keeping the cold at bay. Learn More about SCHOTT and wood-burning sources.

State-of-the-Art Fireplaces for Sustainable Homes

State-of-the-Art Fireplaces for Sustainable Homes

Today, home fireplaces represent an aesthetic choice, but also can contribute to the sustainability of the home in terms of reduced fossil fuel consumption. These modern high-performance enclosed fireplaces are a long way from the standard masonry fireplace with folding glass doors that graced many homes in the post-war years.

Update your home for energy efficiency and style

Update your home for energy efficiency and style

Investing in your home, the biggest asset most people own, can be a wise decision. A few basic remodeling projects can improve comfort and aesthetics and lower your utility costs.

Corporate Sustainability Trends: An Overview (with regards to Bob Dylan)

Corporate Sustainability Trends: An Overview (with regards to Bob Dylan)

The newest trends in sustainability are now showcased throughout this Guide. Companies globally have a sustainable message to tell in sustainability. The products and trends are greatly enhancing our day to day living.

The Designed Exterior by Ply Gem: Smart. Sustainable. Beautiful.

The Designed Exterior by Ply Gem: Smart. Sustainable. Beautiful.

This white paper, sponsored by Ply Gem,discusses the benefits and strategies of creating what is called The Designed Exterior by Ply Gem.

How to Sell More Homes in Today's Market

How to Sell More Homes in Today's Market

Building green homes, and properly marketing them, is how builders are thriving in a tough economy.

Ensuring Indoor Air Quality During Construction

Ensuring Indoor Air Quality During Construction

Laying down barriers and protecting against dust and grime during the building phase helps eliminate potential problems for homeowners.

Energy-Efficient Home Design Revitalizes One Community

Energy-Efficient Home Design Revitalizes One Community

The Cooke Street community in Raleigh, N.C., needed to provide attractive, affordable housing. Energy-efficient designs helped keep home costs down.

Residential Wastewater Treatment Systems: Three Important Considerations

Residential Wastewater Treatment Systems: Three Important Considerations

Decision-makers must understand the types of wastewater systems, their costs and the regulations surrounding them.

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