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Tips for replacing water heaters

The water heater is probably the appliance least thought about in a building, whether it be a single-family home, apartment building or commercial facility, according to leading water heater manufacturer Noritz. Until it fails. And when water heaters go bad, many do so in grand – and ugly – fashion.

Building Greener by Lowering the Carbon in Concrete (Video)

Concrete is one of the best materials for resilient, durable and energy efficient structures and buildings over their life cycle.

Water Waste: 4 Ways To Conserve With A Green Lawn

Different types of grasses require various levels of water.

Permeable Pavers Manage Water Runoff

Municipal regulations meant to protect the environment and the town’s water supply often inadvertently stymie outdoor additions and improvements.

How do retaining walls work?

You may need a professional to help you to assess the soil in the area you plan to build the wall.

LG launches online rebate center for HVAC systems

Just in time for summer, where above-average temperatures are expected for many portions of the United States, LG Electronics USA Air Conditioning Technologies is launching a user-friendly rebate tool that allows HVAC contractors and homeowners to search for local and...

Steps Homeowners Can Take to Fight Climate Change

Individual Americans still have the power to improve the long-term health of the planet.

Green Home Building Jumps 10 Times in New Zealand

New Zealanders want reliable and independent assurance that they are buying and building, healthier homes.

Understanding the Residential Green and Energy Efficient Appraisal Addendum

In today’s real estate market, the increasing number of homes with green or energy efficient features has compounded the research issue for many appraisers.

Greenbuild 2017 registration open

Registration is open for the annual Greenbuild International Conference and Expo. Greenbuild is presented by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) and owned by Informa Exhibitions.

Cleaning Tips to Remove Toxins From Your Home

Considering outdoor air quality and emissions it can often become daunting to think about the weight our lungs and bodies hold for good health.

Guide to Environmentally Friendly Wood Flooring

Unfortunately, not all wood flooring meets environmental criteria.

Skylights Combine Energy Efficiency With Cost Savings

Homeowners can maximize energy efficiency and take advantage of a 30-percent federal tax credit with the new VELUX Energy Performance Model skylight featuring automated energy performance. The Energy Performance Model combines an ENERGY STAR-certified VELUX fixed or manual fresh air...

2017 Housing Innovation Awards Application Deadline June 15

Don't miss this chance to be recognized as one of the nation's leading builders.

USGBC Launches Canadian LEED Building Venture

Beginning in early 2018, GBCI Canada will deliver all of the current and future GBCI offerings.

3 Simple Ways to Keep Your Kitchen Cool This Summer Without Blasting Your AC

No matter how much you love cooking, the kitchen can be the most miserable place in your home when the weather outside is scorching. It makes sense that you don’t want to increase the heat inside of your home, and the natural solution is to blast your AC.

Pre-fab Home Maker Adds DIY Option, Lowers Prices

The company designed this option for experienced builders or future buyers outside its core Bay Area geography.

See How Your Home Compares Nationally with 2016 Census Bureau Housing Report

On June 1, the U.S. Census Bureau released the 2016 Characteristics of New Housing Report, which provides annual statistics on the characteristics of new privately owned residential structures by census region.

Time to Recognize Roofs During National Roofing Week

The roof is one of the most important components of a structure, yet it often is taken for granted.

U.S. Made Solar Panels Come to Market

A new line of U.S. made solar panels has come to market to serve the growing demand for home solar power in North America. CertainTeed® Solar is proud to announce its US Series 60 and 72-cell solar modules, with 60 cell power output reaching 305W and 72 cell power output of up to 365W.

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